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  • Hunter

    one of the places across the universe Vedran Smailovic played in the ruins of the National Library in Sarajevo.

  • Therese Oneill

    Cellist Vedran Smailović returned home to Sarajevo at the height of the Bosnian war to find his city in ruins. Sarajevo was being attacked every night. But rather than head for the bomb shelters, he went to the town square, climbed onto a pile of rubble that had once been the fountain, took out his cello, and played Christmas carols through the bombs. When questioned as to why he had chosen to do such a thing, Smailović replied that it was to show that the spirit of humanity was still alive.

  • Brad Weisman

    Vedran Smailovic playing the cello in Sarajevo's partially destroyed national library. This was a while back when all the unrest was occurring...this picture is so beautiful. Art, music, and culture will always be so much greater than and will always conquer war and hate.

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Bez pitanja, nastanio si se na svjetioniku moga sna. Izbrisavši prošlost jednim stiskom ruke. Urezavši u moju, linije svog života. I dok neumorno bespućima skitaš se, Ja pitam se; je li mi trebalo… Ovo proljeće obojeno paletom jeseni. Uvertira nedorečenosti u predsoblju suze… ovo MI bez NAS!? (S.M.)

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