In May, two mixed bands from Mitrovica wrote, recorded and performed their new songs in the studios of Fontys Rock Academy. The Mitrovica Rock School has helped restore the divided war-torn town’s former identity as a breeding ground for great rock musicians.
Since 2008, More than 800 youth from Mitrovica’s divided communities have met and collaborated in the ‘loudest school in town’ where ‘it’s all about the music!’
Listen to Sublime 6 vocalists Jelena and Edona sing together in their new song, ‘Lost’.
When fear of ‘the other’ is used to divide and control, connecting people across divides becomes a radical act. We train musicians to empower people who, as refugees, are often marginalized, maligned and excluded. We celebrate their talents and help build connections with their new communities.
Music can offer safety to the most vulnerable, community to the displaced, and a voice to the unheard.
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