Category: Music

Swiss music

Swiss musical culture is rich because of the immigration influence.
It has adaprted folk melodies of German, French, Italian, Romansh and other ethnicities.
Modern music of Switzerland is very rock-stylish. Let's have a look.

Geni Deli: Geneva’s Musical Tourbillon

Geni Deli, a Hungarian who was born in Zurich, moved with her family to Geneva when she was 3 years old. As a teenager, Geni started to perform and sing with rock bands. Living in the diplomatic capital of Europe, Geni has had the opportunity of being exposed to an array of cultures and languages. As a result, this talented young lady has been involved in a crowd-funded musical project called “Geneva”, which is aimed at praising Geneva’s diversity.

Yodeling as an essential part of Swiss culture

Yodeling is an essential part of alpine culture. This way of singing was developed in 19 century as the way of communication among mountain villagers. Now this piece of Swiss musical heritage is annually praised during numerous festivals. The closest one is supposed to be on 22-24 June in Schötz.

Let there be Rock. How to make Geneva sway

I was having a wonderful dinner at the terrace of one Luzern’s restaurants, when pipes and drums suddenly started to play. A waiter came to me smiling, saying proudly real “swiss music” is here. I asked myself “So they like it loud, but do they really rock in Switzerland?!”

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