On the 15th of June the third Yalla, Lass feiern! festival will take place in Moabit – this time in Kulturfabrik. We met with two of its organizers, Daniela Kuich (D) and Yazan Al Smair (Y), and got some insights into the upcoming festival.
Interview by Victoria Kravtsova
What kind of festival is Yalla?
D: I think it is a festival for exchange. Here, new and old Berliners have an opportunity to come together and celebrate.
Y: The idea was to bring people from all the different contexts to one place. We thought about what kind of place would be good, as just meeting in a bar or a café seemed cliché. Throwing a big party appeared to be much better, so we asked different local artists if they want to come together and play music. Most of them were refugees trying to find their way in Germany, so for them it also became a possibility to perform. But the bigger idea was to let people from different cultures come together, talk and have a good time at a safe space where no one was going to judge them by their skin color, sexual orientation or the place of origin. All sorts of people coming together to have fun and make friends – this is the point.
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