KOSOVȄ IS EVERYWHERE - Bern ist überall and Qendra Multimedia on a literature tour in Kosovo

A multilinguistic party is imminent. The Spoken-Word Combo Bern ist überall is visiting six cities in Kosovo. For three weeks the seven authors will be accompanied on stage by just as many artists from Kosovo. In different languages they will perform literature that was created for this special event. This language festival will be given with lots of music.

The following authors represent Switzerland and Kosovo: Laurence Boissier, Blerina Gaxha-Rogova, Ervina Halili, Arben Idrizi, Dardan Islami, Antoine Jaccoud, Guy Krneta, Meral Kureyshi, Gerhard Meister, Pedro Lenz, Kujtim Paçaku, Shpëtim Selmani, Ariane von Graffenried dhe Milosh Zhivanoviq. Muzikë: Adi Blum (accordion), Art Lokaj (guitar), Michael Pfeuti (bass), Maru Rieben (percussion), Drin Tashi (drums).

There are many reasons why Bern ist überall enters in a dialogue with Kosovo. One of the most important ones is definitely the close bond between these two countries. When you stroll through the streets in Prishtina you are sure to meet people talking Swiss German. In Ferizaj you meet all those who live in Renens or Payerne the rest of the year. But the literary exchange is much neglected. By doing this tour Bern ist überall would like to create an enduring connection.

The tour starts in Qendra Multimedia in Pristina on September 28, 2017, and then takes the crew to Graçanica, Ferizaj, Prizren, Gjakova and Peja.

This exchange was made possible thanks to the Great Culture Prize by the Burgergemeinde Bern, which the group Bern ist überall won in 2015, and the Balkan grant by the cultural foundation Landis & Gyr, Pro Helvetia and Swiss Embassy in Kosovo. Qendra Multimedia is the Kosovo partner.