The promotion of a disc that you wait too long always brings with it some epic story or redemptive, which elevated its creator or creator to the category of myth. And more if you choose to continue forward with the initial plan in this present pandemic, as did Dua Lipa with its recent Future Nostalgia.
In that case, any revelation outside of the creative process itself, or of its socio-cultural context, will be considered with greater attention than if it were screened in normal conditions of health.
That’s why hit especially that the pop-star of 25 years has recalled in recent interviews that his family came to his city of birth, fleeing from the war.
More precisely, the Kosovo War, an armed conflict that spanned between 1998 and 1999, and the one that faced the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (composed of Serbia and Montenegro) and the rebel group, the Albanian of Kosovo, known as the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
Dua Lipa brought up his family history when he had to The Guardian how to reset the bombing of the haters.
Words more, words less, said that while success generates freedom and pressure, it will not the vulnerability. “The people almost made me feel bad about my achievements, or I’m not allowed to feel proud because it made me feel like I almost deserved it”, diagnosed in the first term, before he remembered that his parents (Anesia and Dukagjin) are immigrants from muslim kosovo – albanians who fled Kosovo, devastated by war, to the United Kingdom in 1992. That’s why she was born in London in 1995 and lived in that city until his parents returned to Pristina, capital of Kosovo, to their tender to 10 years.
In this city that encouraged a love of Dua Lipa by the music, and that was the greatest act of courage that is known the date: ask their parents to be allowed to return to London to fulfill a dream of becoming a singer. “It was a time very fun for me, though not so much for them. I’ve always sung, but when I went back to Kosovo, at the age of 11, I discovered how much I liked getting in front of the public. That was when I realized that I was not going to have many opportunities to do what I wanted there;_ese was the moment in which I said I was going to devote to this,” he told The Country of Madrid in a couple of years ago.
“I had a friend who was studying in London, so I told them ‘I’m going to live with it’. It was easier, but I spent a lot of time talking on the phone with my family,” he added.
So parents, migrants, because of a war, birth in a home for refugees and a life marked by ups and downs, the carrot of stardom pop. What are the haters in the face of that? Nothing, clearly.
His decision to leave Kosovo and the irrefutable fact that he became one of the queens of pop’s global this time, however, never made him lose sight of Dua Lipa where it comes from. “You can take the girl from Kosovo, but Kosovo from the girl” knew how to tweet the singer, who last year felt moved to visit the children established in a refugee camp in Lebanon.
“‘No family or child chooses to leave their home, they all have dreams and deserve equality, a place to live, learn and fulfill their potential. Always I will trust in the children because they are our future and we have to take care of them. I broke his heart, but also filled me with hope seeing them laugh despite the bad situations they have endured,’ said on that occasion.
What Dua Lipa is resonant because your disk is one of the most anticipated of the year. But what is certain is that repeat cases like yours at the pop of the last time.
Rita Ora starred in a story that is almost identical, by matching the geographical – historical. And M. I. A. and Kali Uchis knew what it was to create beauty from the chaos. Below, we review these reactions to art in horror, the anguish and the uncertainty.
Dua Lipa, Kosovo War
Its history is developed in the middle note. However, are their most significant data. Their parents Anesia and Dukagjin are fleeing Kosovo by the war and is set in London in the early ‘90’s. Dua Lipa was born in that city in 1995, but 10 years later they decide to turn to Pristina, the capital city of your country already independent though without recognition from Serbia. Dua Lipa does not reach to live their adolescence in the homeland of their parents, which is also theirs. A fire artistic interior tells him that he must return to London, and it poses to parents with determination. These, in a gesture to highlight, acknowledge that journey to fulfill his dream of popstar.
Rita Ora, the War of The Balkans
His family left Kosovo in 1991, when she was a baby, in the middle of the desquicio of the War in the Balkans, which found the country under the authority of serbia. In 1998, War broke out in Kosovo, which had a side, the guerrilla separatist Albanian – kosovar. After bloody battles and a reconstruction process slow and tense, Kosovo gained independence in 2008 and always had to Rita Ora as a reference in the orb pop.
In fact, she was invited in 2018 at the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of that determination. To be anointed as the representative of Unicef said:“I will Use my position to support my country and lead campaigns to help you in whatever.”
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M. I. A., civil War in Sri Lanka
Since we mark a position: M. I. A. means Missing In Action (Lost in Combat). Mathangi Arulpragasam, such is his real name, is a political refugee from 10 years old. He was born in London, but at six months their parents, ceilaneses, took her to Sri Lanka, from where he fled with his mother and a brother by the outbreak of the civil war. Her father, Arul Pragasam (better known as Arular, as the title of the album of M. I. A.), was one of the first three leaders of the tamil guerrillas, the so-called Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
M. I. A. always makes it clear that more than a terrorist, she is the spokesperson of the “genocide” of the tamil population.
Kali Uchis, colombian Conflict
As all of your colleagues listed above, the family of Kali Uchis also fled your place in the world at the beginning of the ‘90’s, although in their case of Pereira, a city in the mountainous area in the west of Colombia, and by a conflict complex that involved the army, revolutionary forces, drug cartels and vigilante groups. The destination was Virginia, the united States, the birth place of the artist roll as Karly Marina Loaiza. Kali Uchis maintains its link with Colombia. Is more, every so often accompanied in the cast to his father, a producer of coffee.