28 March 2018

STREET ART AT MITROVICA ROCK SCHOOL




By Marina

Marina (17) is a student of the Mitrovica Rock School and the front woman of mixed punk rock band Feed D Fury. She's also a talented writer and supports the Rock School with blogs about our activities.

Originally posted on the Musicians without Borders website.




Every time our students from the North visit the South Branch for the first time they leave amazed because of all the colorful illustrations on the walls of the school. And so they have decided to do one great thing together in order to make their school hallway look just as pretty, and to also, as they say, “freshen the school up a bit.”




Each band from the North gave money, and together they gathered enough of it for an awesome graffiti of our infamous Mitrovica Rock School logo. All the work was done by a talented graffiti artist Endo, who clearly did an amazing job since all the students totally love this new hallway look. And when it comes to us, we’re certainly very thankful to have such lovely students and to have such a nice looking peace of artwork in our school.



Our south branch hosts the offices of pioneering street art organization Futja Ngjyrë, who have used our school as their canvas since 2016.


7 December 2017

Feminism and the Mitrovica Rock School

By Marina Milentijevic, singer of mixed Mitrovica Rock School band Feed D Fury
In the last couple of years I noticed feminism and empowerment gaining more success than ever and being a girl growing up in patriarchal society with very strict rules and close minded ideals, I realized it really is something that should be important and brought to attention to everybody. Starting off as a singer and songwriter was my way to cope with these unwritten rules I didn’t want no more, but my problem was that I had no one to support me and hear me.
That’s when I met with Mitrovica Rock School. I started working on myself as a songwriter to get core messages about my opinions to everybody – and that’s when I got to work with a band thanks to my vocal coach. It was a blast knowing that I could get to everybody with the songs I wrote, but as I met people who thought my work was right, I also met people who were not pleased to watch me do things I love and care about.
Marina at a Rock School open mic, April 2017
Getting mean comments from parents, relatives, teachers and school mates was always a part of my daily life. ”You’re a girl, why would you want to yell on that stage?” and such were the things I could hear from anybody here. I had even given up on wanting to play drums because my mum told me it’s ”an instrument that boys should play”.
But as I became part of the band and met a lot of people from Kosovo and all around the world sharing the same opinions as me I realized I could be anything because I have somebody that thinks the way I do and likes my work. My self esteem grew higher as band coaches, members of my band and other bands and people who heard my songs thought my lyrics were right and true.
Sure, I’m aware that nowadays feminism can be portrayed wrong by women who don’t get the movement, but I know that after being a part of Mitrovica Rock School and getting my work appreciated by people I care about, nothing can stop me from being who I am and doing what I love.
I’m not ashamed to say I am a feminist, not that angry ”kill all men” type that everybody thinks about after hearing the word ”feminism” but the girl who believes in equality for everybody, because after all, Mitrovica Rock School is a place where equality, love and support are always put in the first place.
Marina with her band Feed D Fury, August 2017

31 August 2017

Skopje Summer School 2017 band and concert photos are in!

Hi everyone!

Completing the 10th annual Summer School in Skopje, our bands have put on an awesome show at Havana Club on 26th of August. The audience was dancing along and cheering on the bands as they performed which has created a nice atmosphere for our bands on stage, as well as for the audience. Thanks to Kiklop Kikloparium, we have some great photos of our bands on stage, as well as their photoshoot pics. Check them out below:

Concert photos


Feed d Fury



Rootless



Proximity Mine




I.F.O.



High Frequency



Morana



Neverland



The Artchitects reunion




Band Photos


Feed d Fury



Rootless



Proximity Mine



I.F.O.



High Frequency



Morana



Neverland



Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Summer School, please continue to support us and donate if you can!