28 January 2017

Eric Coenen to visit Mitrovica for the scheduled workshops

Hello and thanks for checking in for some more great news!

As we’re looking back at the former workshops with Ronald Seerden (remind yourselves in this link), we are looking forward to welcome another Dutch artist who will also share his wisdom with us.


Eric Coenen is a bass player, coach and band coach. He has collaborated with many national and international artists, such as Ilse Delange, Jan Akkerman, Manfred Mann and many more. He’s been working at the Fontys Rockacademie as a bass teacher and coach for 17 years, but he has been coaching bands for over 30 years and is still going strong! His own band is called Blowbeat and their upcoming tour starts in April 2017.

This will be Eric’s first time to visit Mitrovica, but he is no stranger to our teachers and students, as he was a part of the summer schools in Skopje in 2014 and 2015. During these weeks, he has shared valuable advice and friendship with our students, so we can’t wait to work with him again! Eric will work directly with the bands, and he will also coach our teachers as part of their training as band coaches and songwriting coaches.

Starting from the 30th of January, the workshops are scheduled to happen throughout the week, up until the 5th of February.


Stay tuned to find out how it goes!

13 January 2017

Sublime 6’s music video from Hotel Gracanica is here!





After Akasha’s acoustic music video being published (read about it here), now we also have the one of Sublime 6. Reminder: both bands have visited Hotel Gracanica last year for an acoustic performance, radio interviews and music video filming (read about it here).

The setting for Sublime 6 was much different than the one for Akasha, in order to really capture the vibe of the song and the band’s style in general (thanks to Kiklop Kikloparium and Goran Jolovic for thinking it through and putting it all together). The song is called Battery and its mood is perfect for their filming space and the overall atmosphere. Recharge your inner batteries by checking their video above and feel free to share!

Music and lyrics: Jelena Zafirovic
Video recording: Kiklop Kikloparium
Video production: Goran Jolovic
Audio recording and production: Emir Hasani
Recorded at Hotel Gracanica

10 January 2017

Akasha’s music video from Hotel Gracanica is here!




First of all: Happy New Year to everyone and thanks for tuning in!

The great news to start this year off with is that the music video of our band Akasha is finished and published. Let’s remind ourselves of the event where they filmed the video in this link.

It was a sunny day, which perfectly corresponded to the vibe of their song called Fire, and the producer made sure that the scenes correspond as well. If you’re in the mood to sit back and enjoy some sunny acoustic vibes during these cold winter days, watch their video above and pass it on!

Video recording: Kiklop Kikloparium
Video production: Goran Jolovic
Audio recording and production: Emir Hasani

Recorded at Hotel Gracanica