Asti, the 17 last April took place the 2010 edition of the "Others We" project. Others us is a project that, through music and poetry, shares and puts emphasis on belonging to its own cultural roots, and from these it intends to start to create personal and collective identities that speak to us of different languages, of different cultures and of wider boundaries thanks to which to create new forms of knowledge and transformation of one's individual and collective self in order to move towards others and elsewhere.
This project was born from the belief that "foreigners are not born, but become". Upon arrival in the "foreign" land one becomes "foreign" to others, but also to oneself, because one looks at oneself with the eyes of others . In this situation many traditions are gradually abandoned in favor of new models of life and traditions of other cultures that are pressing at home to find meeting spaces. When this happens, we often become foreigners even in our own country.
At this point, where there are forms of personal and collective mutual recognition, a new "We" can be born. This implies the search for meeting places, places where we can begin to weave new warps, places where we can move towards "The Other We". We know this intentionality and the title of the project proposal that sees artistic expression as an effective means of struggle against racism and against the social and cultural exclusion of immigrant citizens.
The 2010 edition of the event was presented with particular artistic and cultural characteristics, the result of an integration of the Albanian community in the now mature and profound Italian society, far from the emergencies of the early '90' years. On this occasion, poems by Albanian authors such as Ismail Kadare and Gezim Hajdari were presented. During the evening Italian and non-Italian lyrical music was performed, sung in original languages (Italian, Russian, French, German). Artists such as director Edomnd Budina, author of the film "Lettere al Vento" and Lindita Hisku participated in the event, to name just a few.
The evening's program opened with a speech by Prof. William Bonapace, an expert on geopolitics, who developed a brief reflection on the reality of Albania during the 20th century. Later the artists Lindita Hisku, opera singer, and Kristina Polena, pianist, performed a concert of classical music and chamber music. Actor Edmond Budina read Albanian poems in Italian.
The event was funded by the Province of Asti and conceived and proposed by the "Aloha" Cooperative, promoted by the ACLI of Asti in collaboration with the Albanian Cultural Association "Mother Teresa".
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