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The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Slovenia


The Past Met the Future in the Ambassadors' New Video

EYCH ambassadors, rap artist Trkaj and literature professor Igor Saksida, released a brand new heritage themed video Lepa Vida on February 8, the Slovene national Culture Day. Lepa Vida, Vida the Beautiful, is a well known story from Slovene literary history and it has been reworked tens of times by the many celebrated Slovene writers, including France Prešeren, Ivan Cankar, and Boris Pahor.

The video, however, applying the rap counter-attitude twists the traditionally sad turn of events that Vida needs to endure. Trkaj has chosen to play on similar words: the name Vida is close to the verb »videti«, to see.

His lyrics and the video celebrate the feminine charms and wit and shower it with praise at some of the most spectacular heritage sites all over Slovenia - and there is a also special appearance by the a of Kurenti (("Koorehntee"), hairy creatures who chase winter away at carnival time just before Lent, and whose ritual has recently been included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.