Starting tonight, for a whole week Hammam Bar in Prishtina will host No Recess, a live alternative music festival bringing international acts to Kosovo.
For the 12th edition of Prishtina’s DAM Festival, musicians from around the world will perform at unconventional venues in an effort to ‘break free’ from traditional approaches to classical music.
These days, Mitrovica is a byword for division. But there was a recent time when jazz brought people from both sides of the river together -- for music is a universal language.
For Ferizaj rapper Buta, American hip hop was the only relatable music. He now weaves together Southern trap, European fashion, and a Balkan point-of-reference into his “lifestyle rap.”
Tight-knit family culture, economic strife, ancient monuments and American imports have shaped Kosovo’s most tranquil region.