Upcoming Events at Hotel Gracanica

For events elsewhere in Pristina and in Kosovo, s. "Festivals & Events", for older events at the hotel s. "Past Events".

 

Cinema by the Pool: "Welcome to Plemetina" and "Pretty Dyana"

26 August 2017, 8 p.m.

Come and watch two of our favorite documentaries about Roma: "Welcome to Plemetina", a touching film made in 2003 by Roma youth (credit: Balkan Sunflowers), showing the life in their community and the dreams of the children there. And "Pretty Dyana": "Romani immigrants struggle to survive in the outskirts of Belgrade using only Citroën's Dyane as a truck, transportation device and power supply - as a life support system."

 

Click on these links to learn more!

Trailer for "Pretty Dyana"

"Welcome to Plemetina", complete film available on YouTube.

Do you have a proposal for a film that we should show? Contact us!

 

Concert of Proximity Mine

8 September 2017, 8 p.m.

Catch up with this phantastic band just preparing their first album and on their way to a concert in Vienna!
Proximity Minie is one of the seven multiethnic bands of the Mitrovica Rock School.

Click on the links for more information about the band and their concert in Vienna and a sound sample!
It is the second concert of the band at the hotel (scroll down).

 

 

Kosovë is everywhere

29 September 2017, 8 p.m.

Oral literature and music performance by "Bern ist überall" together with local writers/musicians. For more about this great project shttps://bernistkosovo.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aleksandra Hiltmann: SecondSight

14 October 2017, 5:30 p.m.

"SecondSight is a photo series that emerged from a love on second sight, my love with Pristina, the capital city of Europe's youngest country, Kosovo. While spending time in the city for reasons ranging from private to professional, I forgot about my first negative impression the city left in me. What doesn't mean that the love on second sight is only one of perfect harmony. Pristina never forgets to challenge you, be it with traffic, pollution, infrastructure limitations, chaos. So I wanted to create a new urban order. Rearrange the city. Single out particular parts. Give them the chance to have their moment, show their different face, their abstract but somehow personal spirit - because some features, beauties and pecularities might get lost, might vanish in a sea of bricks, electricity cables and walls of apartment blocks, might remain unseen. SecondSight is a way to express my obsession with Pristina in all its parts and it is my way to show my appreciation for a place and its people that hosted me dearly and so many times and taught me many useful lessons about life." Aleksandra Hiltmann

 

Recurring or Ongoing Events at Hotel Gracanica

Inauguration of Anke Gollub's art installation "Aussicht" (view)

10 August 2017, 6 p.m.

Anke Gollub's art installation "Aussicht" ("view") has been, for one year, part of the exhibition "Art in the Public Space" in Münster/Germany, at Haus Wilkinghege. Now, the artist has donated it to our hotel, where it will be installed in the coming days. You are kindly invited to the official inauguration on 10 August at 6pm. The artist will be present.
The hotel has already shown works by Anke Gollub in 2014 in the exhibition "Behind Barbed Wire" (scroll down for more info).
For more information about the artist and the installation "Aussicht" s. https://ankegollub.wordpress.com/.

 

Driton Selmani: They say you can't hold two watermelons in one hand

11 March 2017, 5 p.m.

Unveiling of Driton Selmani's photo, our first major acquisition of a work of art for our future permanent exhibition. The event includes two installations of the artist, "Utopia" and "Natural mystic" (s. slideshow below).

 

Ice Rink Winter 2016/2017

Our ice rink, 16 x 14 m, is finally quite ok, only a few bumps left. Next year, we'll do it perfect..

Exhibition of Wedding Photos

16 December 2016 - 14 February 2017

Maybe you've seen some of them? This year, we have had more than 70 photographers taking photos of over 150 wedding couples at the hotel. On Friday, 16th of December at 5pm, we'll open an exhibition of the best wedding photos, 41 photos of 29 couples by 16 photographers. Don’t miss it!

 

You’ll have the chance to choose the best photo. The couple on the winning photo will win a dinner and a night in our superior studio. The winners will be announced at the closing event on 14th of February 2017.

 

These are the photographers and couples selected for the exhibition: Astrit Hoti / Studio Lumi: Flakon & Albana; Berat Hoxha: Besim & Blerina, Valdrin & Albina; Dini Begolli: Ariana & Nesi; Donart Vitija: Sadik & Albana; Edi Recica: Kenan & Arjeta; Fatlum Hajredinaj: Agim & Lorida, Dardan & Qendresa, Ngadhenjim & Suzana; Fisnik Halili; Flamur Ilazi; Lavdim Begolli / Studio Flori: Alban & Elisa; Foto Vido Sigma: Fisnik & Floriana; Jeton Dajakaj / JD Weddings: Vedat & Emira, Labinot & Fidane, Blerim & Blerta; Norik Uka: Labinot & Filloreta, Yllza & Valdrin, Arena & Adem, Xheneta & Petrit, Fiona & Pellumb, Rahime & Shukri, Albulena & Endrit, Qendresa & Lavdim; On Media LLC: Ehad & Laura; Sefer Aliqkaj: Safet & Qendresa, Ardi & Sabina; Xhansen Pantina: Lirijeta & Egzon

 

Photos of the Opening on 16 December 2016, by Kiklop: 

Meze, Meze, Meze

We've received so many positive feedbacks for the meze we offer on Saturdays that we now also serve a small selection all week round: fried farmer cheese, urnebes (spicy cheese balls), mini chicken patties (w. meat from free range chicken), macanije (yoghurt with baked peppers & garlic) and barena paprika (spicy pickled peppers). For vegetarians, the chicken patties are replaced by sataraš (bell pepper stew). For two people as a starter or one person as a main dish for 5 €. On Saturdays, we of course continue to offer our big meze selection for 8.50 € p.p.

Making Ajvar

27 September 2016

As in the previous years, you will again have the opportunity to watch our cooks prepare ajvar the traditional way, learn how to do it yourself and/or buy a jar (2.50 € / 7 €), from the morning until 6:30pm. 

Painting by Bajram Mehmeti (http://bajramandfarijamehmeti.jimdo.com/)

 

Jimmy Mustafa Band: Album Release Concert

Friday, 18 December 2015, 8pm

Jimmy Mustafa Band was formed in 2009 by Djemalj Jimmy Mustafa in Plemetina, Kosovo. It has played in various compositions and at different music festivals in Kosovo, but mostly just Jimmy Mustafa (guitar) and Ersad Bunjaku (vocals) perform together. They play regularly at Hotel Gracanica during Sunday brunch.

Jimmy Mustafa (*1989) comes from a family of musicians and has learned his art from his father who used to play guitar at Roma weddings. He has composed the music for several documentary films about Roma. Ersad Bunjaku (*1994) also comes from a family of musicians, with his father and brother singing at Roma weddings and parties.

The production of the album was made possible by the Embassy of Switzerland in Kosovo.

 

Previous recording of one of the songs of the albumhttps://www.facebook.com/avni.mustafa.161/videos/1535480350019275/

 

Interview with Jimmy Mustafa in the Romani program of RTK: https://www.facebook.com/yekhipe.tvemisija/videos/942767585804501/

 

Article on Thomas Reuters Foundation News about the band: http://news.trust.org/item/20160308000347-pn4kn

 

Website of the band: https://jimmymustafaband.wordpress.com/

 

Photos: Denis Gidzic

 

Report by Kron Sadiku on Klan Kosova about the album and the launch concert