1995 – conTAKT
conTAKT is launched in Lenzburg in 1995 as a folk festival without borders whose motto is “There’s no music in the world without rhythm”. A large number of groups from home and abroad play music from around the globe, creating an ideal atmosphere for encounters between people of different cultures. This music festival without borders attracts several thousand visitors and is held again in 1997. In 1999, the Migros Culture Percentage decides to develop the project in a new direction: a more sustainable impact is to be achieved by supporting local integration projects. conTAKT is now an intercultural prize of encouragement that supports local initiatives throughout Switzerland.