Fête de la musique: Isabel Sörling in concert

Once again this year, the Institut Suédois is celebrating summer and music in the garden, this time with a concert by the magical Isabel Sörling!
Photo of Isabel Sörling with her face painted black and lifted towards the sky, her arms also lifted towards the sky, in a Swedish summer landscape.

Isabel Sörling  was born in Ulricehamn, Sweden and lives in Paris where she takes part in a wide range of musical and cross-disciplinary projects. Nicknamed the “Janis Joplin of Jazz”, Isabel Sörling’s style is hard to categorise as it rejects frontiers and genres. With her powerful, unbridled voice she navigates between pop, folk and jazz, offering performances that are transcendental experiences.

At the Institut Suédois she will be performing songs from her latest album Mareld (“bioluminescence” in Swedish), an ode to light inspired by traditional African music. Combining tribal sounds with electro, percussion and synths, Mareld embodies a melting pot of cultures and contrasts “somewhere between chilly Swedish vibes and the warmth of gnawa percussion”. The album is a journey of initiation that compellingly reveals the eclectic world of Isabel Sörling.

To find out more about Isabel Sörling, click here.

Useful information

  • Entrance through the garden gate at 10 Rue Elzévir.
  • Admission free, no need to book.
  • Swedish specialities on sale in the garden.