Friendship Gig within the events of Rock’n Pop the Borders

‘Unbelievable, unforgettable party’ the audience says. That is the rock adepts opinion.  That is the comment of Kango and Sashko Kostov – Macedonian jury members – for a Friendship Gig held on 10 August 2014 at the Rila Park Open Stage. 

 The idea about it was given in April 2014 by Simeon Ivanov – Kango. The Partners Dupnitsa Association’s promoters saw not only the opportunity for one more joint cultural event under the project but for real communion between young musician from Bulgaria and Macedonia, in direct contact with prominent music creators and performers as the idea ‘engine’ – Kango. 

In the gig took participation bands from Rock Academy Dupnitsa – a format made in 2006 by Partners Dupnitsa Association to support talented youngsters, interested in music. More about this initiative you can read and see here.

An unbelievable band was performed too – vocal and solo guitar Kango, drumer – Sahko Kostov and members of Macedonian finalists in Young Music Makers Award Concert  - TV Rage and Problem Solved.

First at stage was Enkhaosment – the band who headed the online contest final ranking for Award Concert in Dupnitsa, held within project implementation. Enkhaosment is a Rock Academy’s band. They didn’t win anything by the Young Music Makers Award Concert, but as though it gave them extraordinary energy for performing in the Friendship Gig Day:


Foretold Dead is a Rock Academy’s band who also took participation within project contest with no success. The Macedonian jury members’ opinion, who also took participation within Friendship Gig on 10 August, was that the quality of their sound record sent for contesting influenced negatively professionals’ and audience estimation about their real abilities which they  showed during the event:


Voltage is the most gig experienced band among Rock Academy Dupnitsa bands. They didn’t have success within the Rock’n Pop the Borders competitions, but ‘blew up’ the audience in their last for ‘non-defined’ time period of time performance:


To present Kango is impossible – he is so ‘colorful’ so you have to leave this to him own. ‘There is no borders if there is music’ – he said and proved it together with Sashko Kostov and the boys of Problem Solved и TV Rage bands:


Darker than Black are the youngest musicians in the Rock Academy. They appearance at the Friendship Gig stage was a great challenge which they successfully faced:


The Friendship Gig of Rock Academy Dupnitsa bands together with Kango, Sashko Kostov and their friends from Macedonian bands – finalists in Young Music Makers Rock’n Pop the Borders Award Concert is another contribution within the same named project.  It is co-funded by  EU through IPA Cross – Border Programme CCI Number 2007CB16IPO007.