043 - How do we define cultural identity?

Today we will be speaking with one of Lithuania’s most popular artists, Jurgis Didziulis.

"I understand that my function in life has a lot to do with mixing my passion for social phenomenon and participative music. Emerging from the music industry, I would say maybe five, seven years ago, looking for new perspectives and new ways of using music from a transformative angle."

Jurgis has done a lot of exciting things during his career, and they’re not just limited to the music that has made him famous. Over the years he has represented Lithuania in Eurovision, released several albums but also has worked as a consultant to the EU and filmmaker.

As he describes himself, for the last 15 years he is using music to bring people together. In his performances and talks he explores topics such as value systems, credibility, motivation and how they affect one’s internal dynamics and external perceptions.

Questions addressed in our Interview:

  1. How did Jurgis have found his voice?

  2. How growing up in Columbia and the US shaped his personality?

  3. What meaning National symbols bring?

  4. What challenges Lithuania is facing today?

  5. What is his dream for Lithuania's future?

For our Listeners, thank you for joining us today. This week we invite you to share how living in different countries shared your outlook on the world? Please leave a comment here or on facebook under our epizode. We will select one of the answers and invite you for an interview for our blog.

Thanks to all our team editor Sean Donovan, designer Milda Sukyte and sound editor Gabriele Valodskaite.

Special thanks goes to our partners Lithuanian National Broadcaster LRT and Global Lithuanian Leaders network.

Article is written by Ruta Naujokaitė, who is as well a host at Lithuanian Dream Podcast and the president at LEO in Berlin. Ruta is a Marketing Manager with 7 year’s experience across NGO and digital health sectors. Specialising in digital marketing and passionate about gender equality and bringing Lithuania to the global digital map. She is looking forward to network with people passionate about leadership and marketing in digital health space.