Robert Pešut  is Magnifico, a 42 year-old singer from Ljubljana, who is called in Slovenia somewhat quizzically  “the Slovene Madonna”. He is also known as a self-styled čefur, a term which wannabe Western Slovenes use to denigrate the backward Serbians, Bosnians, Gypsies and other Balkan types in the country. However, most people who go to Balkan parties in Berlin know Magnifico from his ...

Are you originally from West Berlin? No, I’m from the west of Germany close to the French border. My ancestors came from the east as my name says. According to family propaganda the number one Borkowsky was an officer of the allied army against Napoleon, made it up the Rhein valley where they had to go to the winter camp ...