Hubert von Goisern


Miscellaneous: 2003

Moving Cultures Favoriten June 2003 | Photos: © Sascha Osaka

More than 12,000 enthusiastic guests celebrated a festival on the Whitsun weekend in the Böhmischer Prater, as Favoriten has rarely seen. Top grade music and dance acts in Tivoli and at the Spenglerwirt provided for a unique atmosphere in subtropical temperatures. Unanimous opinion: we look forward to next year.

[...] It is difficult to single out individuals from the wealth of impressive concerts and acts at Moving Cultures Favoriten. The Spenglerwirt stage offered the ideal area for the first high point on Saturday. That was without a doubt the fascinating appearance from the Haitian singer Marlene Dorcena, who cast the audience under her spell from the first bar. On Whit Sunday, Bil Aka Kora from Burkina Faso and Hubert von Goisern served up a musical delicacy of special class. Ideal lead-in to the closing concert from Oliver Mtukudzi: the star from Zimbabwe gave impressive proof of his ability after a ten year absence from Austria. The nighttime atmosphere over the Tivoli, in front of the lit-up ferris wheel and half moon covered in cloud, in addition the incomparable Tuku Beat Mtukudzis let a good many people believe in another world. All those who were there will look back at the two days in the Böhmischer Prater with pleasure and hopefully remember the slogan of the celebration: Another world is possible.

Hubert von Goisern & Bil Aka Kora