It was not such a long time ago that Mitrovica used to be one of the most popular city for enjoying music and festivals. If you ask any Mitrovicali about “The Big Band” orchestra, he will most likely recall it as one of the most well-known jazz bands from Mitrovica during the ’80s. At that time, music was at the core of the cultural life of the city. People from every community used to gather in basements to play rock ’n roll or jazz, and many concerts and festivals were organized in the region. After the war, some of the former members of all these different bands took initiatives to bring together young musician from both sides. The Mitrovica Rock school was founded in 2008 with the same purpose in mind and helped the young Mitrovicali from every community to get acquainted with rock, jazz, and other musical genres. For this event, we had the honor to receive former members of the Big band orchestra: Gazmend Mustafa, Petar “Pera” Rakić, and Ergin Köroğlu. We had the opportunity to listen to their stories and hear Pera play.