Drawing inspiration from the Musicians Hall of Fame, Will Richard, an American, started the creation of the EX-Yugo Rock Center (EYRC) in Sarajevo. The aim of EYRC is to honor and celebrate Yugoslav Rock and Roll as well as the contemporary music scene in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.
Luka Ćurguz, a 24-year-old from Banja Luka, can’t call the physical injury he was born with an advantage, but he does believe that it makes him unique and easily recognizable in his athletic accomplishments and musical career. Luka is a successful athlete and musician who wants to put his hometown of Banja Luka, and his country, on the map of electronic music.
During the three-day Peace Festival ‘22 in Vitez in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, young people, activists, and journalists sent a unique message about their desire for life without division and discrimination. As their peers in Ukraine face the horrors of violent aggression, their affirmation of the need to maintain the peace was especially powerful.
Radio Active Zenica is one of the first community radio stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. No crime reporting, politics, or advertisements can be found on Radio Active, only positive stories and a lot of good music.
Amila Ramović, assistant professor at the Department of Music Theory and Pedagogy at the Music Academy of the University of Sarajevo, talks to Balkan Diskurs about critical thinking through art. In addition to her academic title, she is the President of the Musicological Society of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a member of the International Musicological Society based in Basel. The profession gives her the opportunity to meet many future artists.