Dubioza Kolektiv

Bärenplatz, 2014

It’s no longer quiet and sedate, when the 7-piece band from Bosnia and Herzegovina gathers in St. Gallen’s inner city. Once Dubioza Kolektiv kick off their mind-blowing performance, passers-by get carried away by this sudden burst of energy. The band proves that they don’t need a stage in a common sense to attract an audience. In the old town’s shopping area Dubioza Kolektiv’s fresh take on hip-hop, reggae, dub, rock and Bosnian folklore makes young and old clap, dance and grab their smartphones to document this force of nature.

Sarah Brugner
Michael Luger
Martyna Trepczyk
David Ruhmer
Post production
Michael Luger


It’s not just Berlin that has a bear as its heraldic animal. Also in St. Gallen you’ll come across a heraldic bear with its distinctive golden collar. In the city center between the pedestrian shopping streets Marktgasse and Spisergasse you’ll even find a square named after bears. A small bear statue overlooks the square with its circle-wise benches that invite you to take a rest and watch the hustle and bustle around, like the Secret Session with the energetic Dubioza Kolektiv.