Navigation

Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Greis Swiss bilingual prize goes to rapper

Greis

Rapper Greis in a promotional photo.

(Matthias Willi)

Swiss rapper Greis has been awarded this year's prize for bi- and plurilingualism.

Born in French-speaking Switzerland but a resident of German-speaking Bern, Grégoire Vuilleumier alias Greis sings in both national languages. 

The Bilingualism Foundation gave this year's award to Greis for his complete immersion in both language cultures, defending their values. 

In this song, 'Enfant des Etoiles' (child of the stars), Greis switches between both French and Swiss-German dialect.

External Content

Le rappeur Greis chante en allemand

Vuilleumier moved to Bern when he was five and developed a reputation as a rapper in the late 1990s when he participated in a number of improvisation competitions in Bern. He prefers singing in Swiss-German dialect.

The Bilingualism Foundation was created in 1996 in the bilingual town of Biel / Bienne.



Links

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.







Click here to see more newsletters

swissinfo EN

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

Join us on Facebook!

×