30 July 2014

Coming to Skopje: Shejlla

My name is Shejlla, I am 15 years old. I live in Mitrovica, Kosovo. I study in “Frang Bardhi” high school.
I love singing, composing lyrics, playing piano and reading books. I love all animals but cats are my favorite, as you can see in the picture.

I love jazz, blues and electronic music.

In free time I like to hang out with friends and have a fun. 

- Shejlla Shabani

Coming to Skopje: Edona

Hi ! My name is Edona , I study painting , I'm a singer in ''sublime 6'' and Im happy that we will perform agang in Skopje, have fun and making good memories! cheers!

- Edona Ibishi

Coming to Skopje: Dren

Hi everyone. Im  the guitar player of the sublime 6. 

Every year in Skopje is so excited, so I hope we gonna have a great, great time this year again. Hope to see u all!!!!

- Dren Nishliu

Coming to Skopje: Diar

Hello! My name is Diar Zasella and I play the guitar. I play in the band Schism, with which we tour with the support of the Musicians without Borders, including a tour we had last year in the Netherlands. I also play in a local band called Jutbina, with which we've participated in some of the most important local music festivals and annual concerts.

 I am influenced by numerous genres, from folk to jazz and from metal and electronic to classical. My greatest influence is a guitar in my hand. This is my second time in the Skopje Summer School and I'm sure this year, like the previous one, will be amazing

- Diar Zasella 

Coming to Skopje: Savica

Hello, I'm Savica, I'm 18, i'm a vocalist in Schism... I'm a singer, but I play piano and do some of songwriting too..

This is going to be my second Summer School and I hope it will be as good as it was last year.. See ya :)

- Savica Milovic

29 July 2014

Ambassador Band Program 2014/2015 kicks off in Skopje

Mitrovica Rock School is prepping up for the inaugural band camp of this year's ABP cycle in Skopje, Macedonia in August (23-31). 4 mixed bands, including 2 new young outfits The Suck of Psychosis and Astral Dreamers, will join forces at Skopje with Sublime 6 and Schism and spend a week working towards a major outdoor band contest and battle it out for one of the hot prizes. It's not hard to assume that all bands will be having their eyes on the top prize - Berlin tour in Spring 2015.

Senior students and their professors from Fontys Rockacademie in Tilburg, Netherlands, are flying in to guide them and train them in songwriting, band coaching, stage performing and studio recording in order to get them in the best shape for the contest. Bands play their own material, which they will also make professional recordings of during the week and present their work live to Skopje audience and be cheered by their peers from Mitrovica who will be bussed in for the event. Bands will produce a compilation CD and other merch which will be on sale for rock'n'roll faithfuls.

We will keep this blog updated about the developments and the best bits from this year's ABP including pics, songs, interviews and general info so make sure to check in more often.