On November 10, at Catalyse, Camille Bourquin offers an introductory course on « growling », a singing technique with which the singer transmits his energy.
Comedian from Valais Yann Lambiel adapts French sing Oldelaf’s « Tristitude » to define what it means to be Swiss. This gives a cruel and very fair (and very cultural) song: « La Suissitude »!
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Swiss political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte caricatures the news for daily newspapers Le Temps and in German-speaking Switzerland Neue Zürcher Zeitungen (NZZ) and also for world-famous New York Times.
A song called « Geneva » was written by three local artists, Jaumesse, Geni Deli and Stefano Pollastri. A Wemakeit campaign is lead to afford the video clip.
Swiss illustrator Noémie Weber is dedicating her first album « Junk food book », a parody of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Food Book at Cumulus and Payot.
Zep is Genevan artist Philippe Chappuis’ name. It is a tribute to his favourite rock band, Led Zeppelin. Famous for his 8-year old character « Titeuf », Zep also likes to draw grown-up topics. Recently, he published « The End » (éditions Rue de Sèvres), a story about some kind of ecological apocalypse !
On May 3rd 2018, Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart won the 2018 International Press Cartoon Prize, awarded every two years by the the Swiss Foundation Cartooning for Peace and the City of Geneva. You can see a selection of his drawings as well as the work of 24 other press cartoonists until June 3rd 2018, on Quai Wilson, right bank.
An Italian trio in the men’s race and a Franco-Swiss trio in the women’s race won the mythical La Patrouille des glaciers race from April 17 to 21, 2018. The Swiss illustrator Derib has published a comic strip on this subject, which he will present at the Geneva Book Fair until 29 April at Palexpo.
The Geneva Book Fair opens its doors on 25 April 2018, twenty years after the death of the writer Alice Rivaz, or Alice Golay from Canton de Vaud. Her committed literary style, a forerunner of feminism, has left its mark in Switzerland and throughout the French-speaking world.
Cartoons about politics and life in Canton de Jura sent through a mobile phone app, this is what La Torche 2.0 project is about. Genevan people could also get three cartoons a week if la Torche Genève raises the attention of 500 of them. A contest is currently running… The media will be independent and free for a couple of weeks and then only 60 francs a year.
Genevans know Gérald Herrmann as « Herrmann » the daily-newspaper Tribune de Genève cartoonist. After three years, together with Vincent, his colleague, he has released a daring comic book about Swiss-icon Roger Federer’s youth.
Swiss people will vote to renew the Parlement of their Canton, le Grand Conseil, on April 15th and, the same day, the ministers of the its government, le Conseil d’État. The next round will occur on May 5th. Who will take over actual president François Longchamp ?
From March 19th to 25th, numerous cultural events will take place throughout Swiss Latin Cantons to combat discrimination as part of the week against « racisme ».
Genevan author Joël Dicker was in town to sign his new book : The disappearing of Stephanie Mailer. His previous novel The truth about the Harry Quebert affair was a massive bookshop success. 2018 numbers show it could be the same this year with Stephanie Mailer.
Iranian-rooted Genevan journalist Darius Rochebin is the living face of French-speaking channel RTS. Famous for his interviews with Pardonnez-moi, the man has been RTS iconic anchorman for 20 years this year !
Thomas Wiesel is a stand-up comedian from canton de Vaud. After appearing on French and Swiss media, he just started his own TV-show on Swiss public channel RTS : Mauvaise langue (spiteful tongue). The boy loves to make fun of politics and clearly is the flagship of Swiss humour new generation.
Le 4 mars, les Suisses devront décider s’ils veulent garder une télévision publique ou bien s’ils veulent arrêter de payer la taxe Billag, qui finance une grande partie des projets culturels du pays.
Le 29 janvier 2018, le président Alain Berset, également en chargé de la santé, a jugé inacceptable que les médecins soient payés par les primes de l’assurance-malade obligatoire (LaMal). Ces derniers ont vivement réagi.
Ne pas se rendre au supermarché pendant le mois de février, c’est le défi solidaire que chacun peut se lancer. Après le succès de l’édition 2017, les organisateurs voient l’initiative être reprise dans toute la Suisse romande et même en France.