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Center for Balkan Development
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CBD Briefs
Vol. 11, No. 1, December, 2005
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CBD Briefs

Hadum Mosque renovations complete in Gjakova, Kosovo
After a four year collaboration between CBD and the Cambridge-based Kosovo Cultural Heritage Project, and with funding from the Packard Humanities Institute, major renovations to the Hadum Mosque in Gjakova, Kosovo were completed this fall. The project management was carried out by the Swedish-based Cultural Heritage without Borders.

The mosque was heavily damaged during the 1999 war and the renovations included:

  • Reconstructing the minaret;
  • Secure the building for the next fifty years by changing the lead cover of the cupola and strengthen the portico columns;
  • Restoring the entrance to the mosque including a reconstruction of the portico floor and the careful restoration of the entrance door and to add an entrance curtain

Bosnia International Music Festival Premier Season
As we go to press, the Bosnia International Music Festival begins its premier season in Sarajevo, Nov. 24–Dec. 8. Organized by Zamira Maslesa, a native of Bosnia and now completing post-graduate studies in music at the University of Las Vegas, NV. According to Maslesa, “The festival helps restore artistic collaboration in Bosnia and at the same time building Sarajevo as a center of classical music in Europe and abroad.” The festival will provide outlets for students from Bosnia to network with other musicians from Europe and abroad through master classes.

The festival will mark the Bosnian premiere of a composition by Frederic Rzewski “United People Will Never Be Defeated,” which will be preformed by Ursula Oppens. Other renown performers include Maestro Mykola Suk, Fabio Bidini, and Adema Pljevljak. For more information, email [email protected]