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Jazz: Isn’t this a lovely day?

To write about music is to give words a sound they do not have. Let’s hope that the following paragraphs will swing into song, since music is what this day, this article and this interviewee are all about. International Jazz Day has been created and recognised by...

Will we enjoy opera and ballet in 2021?

A conversation with Aviel Cahn, General Director of the Grand Théâtre de Genève It is an uncertain exercise, but definitely worth it. Do you have an idea how the pandemic has affected the theatre? What about how the forecast for 2021 looks like? Several UN Staff are...

From the Pandemic to the League of Cities

An interview with Lord Foster, Architect, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners and President of the Norman Foster Foundation On 6 October Lord Foster opened the first UN Forum of Mayors at the Palais des Nations, with an inspirational and optimistic...

Nos suggestions de lecture sur le racisme

Le chant des revenants Jesmyn Ward Pivot du roman, Jojo, 13 ans, vit dans une petite ville du Mississipi. Il est né d’un homme blanc, Michael, et d’une femme noire, Léonie. Accro à la cocaïne, sa mère ne se remet pas de l’assassinat de son frère, Given dont le spectre...

100 ans de multilatéralisme à Genève

100 ans de multilatéralisme à Genève est un coffret indispensable. Il permettra aux lecteurs de trouver un ensemble d’informations à la hauteur de l’importance du sujet traité. Tatiana Valovaya, directrice générale de l'Office européen des Nations Unies, rappelle dans...

The “Escalade” celebration, a symbolic tradition in Geneva

The history of the "Escalade" The Escalade (scaling the defensive wall) is an annual celebration of the Protestant Genevan people’s victory over the Catholic Duke of Savoy’s surprise attack on the rich, independent and liberal Republic of Geneva during the darkest...

Calvin in America

A Unique Virtual Experience ! Temporary exhibition at the International Museum of the Reformation until February 28th, 2021 In November 1620, the passengers and crew of the Mayflower reached the coast of Massachusetts and established a colony there. Among them were...

Agenda culturel d’octobre

JazzContreBand 01 - 27 octobre 2020 https://jazzcontreband.com Au-delà d’un festival dédié à la musique jazz, c’est un événement phare dans le paysage culturel franco-suisse. Avec plus de 70 concerts en Suisse et en France, près de 200 artistes, 1 tremplin et 1...