Zurich Switzerland Music
When we think of Switzerland, two things usually come to mind: the Alps or the Swiss Alps and the beautiful beaches of Switzerland.
Swiss folk music is part of the collective imagination that includes music from all over the country, from the Alps to the mountains and even from other parts of Europe. The sound of a small accordion is an important element in the music of the country dance of central Switzerland, and the melody produced by his instrument is typical of his style. Swiss folk music, but also one of our oldest forms of folk music, is a combination of many different styles and styles from different regions of Switzerland and other countries.
In addition, there are numerous popular Swiss-German singers who perform in their own dialects and are known as dialects. They sing so-called "dialect rock," a folk music with a strong influence from Germany, which is very popular in Switzerland but not sold elsewhere.
It is quite different in general that depending on where you live in Switzerland, you can be exposed to American as well as French - German - rap music. I've been rapping with people since I started doing open mic rap and jam sessions two years ago.
Swiss love choral music, but the world of Swiss folk music also includes many different kinds of music from different cultures and countries. Internationally known Swiss acts are Blue China, Vyllies and Young Gods. Young Gods are born in a village in the south of Switzerland, near the border between Switzerland and Germany, in a small village in Switzerland.
They have released two live albums that are dedicated to their homeland, and their music is rooted in Swiss folk music and culture, which has been released by America Family Recordings. Toad established the Swiss scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s, setting the stage for the success of their hits "Touch El Arab" and "El Arab." Electronics were also part of the Swiss musical experience, and in later decades hard rock became popular. Yello's first album was released in 1979, followed by the 1983 hit "Touch Elbow."
Swiss bands of the same style, including 16 Strings and Pichi, but soon German-speaking acts also dominated the field. The musical boundaries of Swiss punk rock also expanded, and the music continued in a more experimental form. Swiss new wave bands developed their own musical styles in the early 1980s and became internationally known.
French-speaking Switzerland was soon dominated by French stars such as Johnny Hallyday, but other French-speaking artists such as Jean-Claude Van Damme and Les Miserables soon became important artists. German-speaking bands such as the Swiss National Orchestra and the French National Symphony Orchestra were represented, as were the popular rock bands of the late 1970s.
In the urban areas of Switzerland folk music began to blend with new styles of jazz and foxtrot, with the saxophone supplanting the clarinet, and semi-professional ensembles seemed to play at large social dance events. The Swiss military reorganized itself, which led to the development of brass bands with modern instruments. In the 1850s, the accordion was an integral part of Swiss folk music, but in the 1960s and 1970s it was completely reorganised as a musical instrument.
Now a new wave of zeitgeist musicians wants to penetrate the small, fragmented Swiss music market. While most of the musicians "works are based on contemporary Anglo-Saxon music, singer and songwriter Christine Lauterburg has adopted traditional Swiss folk music and merged old local songs with pop and electronic elements and taken them to a new level. The most visible group in recent history to come from Switzerland began to compose their own songs and perform cover versions of popular record artists. In 1967, the Swiss-German dialect rockers Kurt Vonnegut and Kurt Cobain began to establish and glorify their own national identity.
The Gotthard band, which emerged in the early 1990s, developed into one of the leading Swiss rock groups of its time. With eleven albums that have topped the Swiss music charts over the years, they are now the most famous rock band in Switzerland.
One of the characteristics of the Swiss summer months is the Swiss Music Festival, one of the largest music festivals in the world. For almost 25 years, the Swiss favourite festival has attracted over 35,000 visitors a year and offers a mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, hip-hop and other genres. Every summer there are bands from international greats to well-known Swiss bands, from U2 to the more obscure acts.
Only a few bands cross the border into Austria, which the Swiss might not be too proud of, but some suspect that it was brought here by Austrian musicians. British pop rock inspired by artists such as David Bowie, John Lennon and the Beatles, as well as other artists such as the Rolling Stones.