“Music is the best tool for breaking stereotypes and prejudice”

An interview with Roma Rock School founder Alvin Salimovski

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Rock and roll helps us rise above the political madness: interview with Liza and Emir

By communications trainee Marina

Emir and Milizza are the directors of Mitrovica Rock School. They work hard in the office scheduling programs and activities. Both Emir and Milizza are very busy people, but they gave up some of their time for an interview to tell us about their job, the Rock School, plans for the future and many other things. Read what they had to say down below!

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“People here are more invested in the people around them”

Communications trainee Marina interviewed Fontys Rockacademie students Eefje Wevers and Bo Knippels (Netherlands) on their experience in Mitrovica

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ElectraHeart: “Girls run everything!”

By Mitrovica Rock School communications trainee Marina

ElectraHeart is a mixed band from Mitrovica Rock School. They consist of five members: singer and songwriter Rina, guitarist and backing vocalist Tringa, Jelena, who plays bass in this band, guitarist Egzon and drummer Baton. They are a dream team of talented and musically educated young Mitrovica people whose dreamy pop rock sound is incredibly fresh and recognizable.

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Mixed Rock School band releases debut album

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Originally posted on musicianswithoutborders.org

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
12 January 2019

Southeast Europe’s first rock school, the Mitrovica Rock School, is excited to announce the release of the debut album “Voices” from the band High Frequency. Made up of Albanian and Serb youth from the divided city of Mitrovica and a lead singer from Skopje, Macedonia, the album is the first from an ethnically-mixed band to come out of the school, since its founding in 2008.

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Mixed band High Frequency records album

By communications trainee Marina (18), front woman of mixed band Feed D Fury.

On December 20, mixed band High Frequency went to Skopje to record their first studio album.

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Ending the year by rocking out Gracanica

By communications trainee Marina (18), front woman of mixed band Feed D Fury.

On December 28, four mixed bands headed to Gracanica for a final concert of the year.

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Our year in 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we like to reflect on the lessons we learned over the past year.

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Our favorite stories from the October training week

Every other month, we at the Rock School organize a training week. A chance for the students to meet and work together; trainings are filled with mixed band rehearsals, sound engineering workshops, songwriting workshops and vocal workshops. This last October, we had the chance to learn from different band coaches and professors from the Mitrovica Rock School and Fontys Rockacademie. Read more

We’re 10 years old!

On October 12 and 13, the Mitrovica Rock School celebrated its tenth anniversary, with concerts at our branches in north and south Mitrovica. Read more