Cultural Programme June

Friday, 12.06.2015


Hüsmüsig 11:30 - 14:00
The five members of this family have been making music together since 2007. Performing as "Hüsmüsig", their musical repertoire ranges from traditional folk to more modern tunes, but always accompanied by the traditional sound of the "Schwyzerörgeli" accordion.


Walliser Seema 15:30 - 18:00
Jean-Marc Briand, lead singer of Valais group "Ds' Personal", is back with a new band playing music that mixes the sound of home with the allure of far-off places. The distinctive blend of rock, chanson and Arabic sounds make "Walliser Seema" truly one of a kind.    


Sylvie Bourban 19:30 - 22:00
This Valais-born musician, composer and singer is one of Switzerland’s top jazz talents. Her musical universe is one of refined elegance and dizzying freedom that is also highly emotional and charged with energy. A jazz vocalist from Valais who gets right under your skin.   


Saturday, 13.06.2015


Vanessa Grand 12:00 - 16:00
Numerous hit on the charts, countless appearance on both national and international stage, her own music-festival "Vanessa Grand Open Air" as well as a nomination as "Music Queen" on the "Achims Hitparade" competition show the success of the native of Leuk.


Lè Mayintson 13:00 - 13:30 and 15:00 - 15:30 and 17:00 - 17:30
This folk dance group has already made a splash at the Venice International Festival. Their dances celebrate Valais in all its diversity, accompanied by the sound of accordion, drums and bass.   


Kyasma 19:30 - 22:00
A young band from Lower Valais with star potential. They produced their first album "Symphonie for Technology" together with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, creating a unique blend of progressive rock, electronic and classical music à la Kyasma.  


Sunday, 14.06.2015


Michel Villa + Kids 12:30 - 14:30
Michel Villa is one of Switzerland’s most popular entertainers, who has been treading the boards for more than 20 years. Audiences are guaranteed to have a good time – especially when the great man shares the stage with young talents.   


Jodlergruppe Bärgarve 12:00 - 17:00
Earthy, all-natural sounds and arching melodies unite to form a harmonic whole. Their passion for this Alpine tradition unites this mixed group of yodellers (15 women and 15 men).    


Charlotte Parfois 17:00 - 19:30
The five musicians of Charlotte Parfois are as alien to the landscape of the French chanson as an American Dalai Lama! Musical surprises are guaranteed when this chaotic band performs with an energy that sweeps audiences away.   


Monday, 15.06.2015


Nendaz Alphorn Group 11:00 - 19:00
The Nendaz Alphorn Group has been around since 1984. Initially a trio, the group now has 16 members, with Antoine Devènes at its head.    


Marc Aymon 14:30 - 18:00
A musical treat to brighten up your day. Marc Aymons voice carries warmth and tenderness but is just as capable of fire and fury, shifting from highly sensitive to wildly passionate.   


Sina 15:30 - 16:30
Her voice is captivating from the very first note: warm, natural and without compare. We recognise our own stories in her songs, but nobody sings them like Sina: evocative and captivating, touching and seductive.  


Tuesday, 16.06.2015


Aurélie Emery 12:30 - 15:00
Aurélie Emery’s vocal style is a fusion of pop-rock, electronics and world music. The singer from Valais is accompanied at the Expo by drums and bass.   


VIAVALLESIA 16:00 - 18:30
The five-strong ensemble embodies Swiss identity as well as otherness, combining reality and creativity. Embark with them on a musical journey across different languages and cultures.    


Stefanie Heinzmann Unplugged 20:30 - 21:00
Soul and pop singer Stefanie Heinzmann has made a name for herself outside Switzerland. The gutsy gal from Valais has won both the Echo and Swiss Music Awards. Her fourth album will be released this spring. She will present the best songs from her 2015 concert tour at a special showcase session in Milan – unplugged.