18 December 2008

Band coaching in South Mitrovica

Here are some pictures of lessons and band coaching at the Rock School branch in South Mitrovica. As you can see, it was quite cold when the pictures were taken, but heaters and some other much needed equipment are now being bought.

8 December 2008

Rock Academy training on Radio Netherlands

This short documentary was made by Robert Chesal of Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Radio Netherlands has posted a written report on its website: "Rock and Roll bridging the divide."

Radio Netherlands has also created a (different) radio report on the Training Week, which you can listen to here.

7 December 2008

Mitrovica Rock School wins award!

On Wednesday, December 3, the Mitrovica Rock School won an award. A panel of judges from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded the Rock School "Best Project 2008" under the NCDO Matra/KPA program.

The panel called the Rock School a "brave project that counters nationalism, is independent and is run by and for young people."

More information on the Matra program is available here.

Left to right: Caspar Veldkamp (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Wendy Hassler-Forest (Musicians without Borders), Miloš Dražević (Community Building Mitrovica)