Band of Balkan Migrants In Austria Combats Stereotypes With Music

Wiener Tschuschenkapelle

The band Wiener Tschuschenkapelle, is made up of immigrants from the former Yugoslavia living in Austria. (Photo: Wiener Tschuschenkapelle's MySpace page.)

Feet in Two Worlds Reporter Jelena Kopanja produced this story for PRI’s The World about the Viennese group “Wiener Tschuschenkapelle.” It is a band that is fighting some common stereotypes that migrants from the former Yugoslavia face in the Austrian capital.

Listen to the story which aired August 24 on PRI’s The World.

Watch a performance by Wiener Tschuschenkapelle:

AboutJelena Kopanja
Jelena Kopanja is former Feet in 2 Worlds contributor. She is a graduate of New York University’s Global and Joint Studies Program, with concentrations in Journalism and Latin American Studies. She was born in Bosnia, from where she brought her love of good coffee and baklava. Prior to her graduate work, she was involved in immigrant communities as an ESL volunteer instructor and an interpreter for Spanish and Bosnian.