I had this concert recently, and one of the audience members told me, ‘This is the first time I am seeing a female guitarist, and it really makes me happy to see you.' He was really thanking me for doing this; just for playing guitar in front of Kosovar people.
Tringa Sadiku is a classical guitarist who was born and raised in Mitrovica in the months following the end of conflict in Kosovo. Despite her mother having grown up on the north side of the city, Tringa didn’t cross the bridge until she was 17-years-old and an opportunity presented itself through Mitrovica Rock School, a program that brings Albanian and Serb teenagers together to write and perform rock music. “This is maybe the best thing that has happened in Mitrovica; young people trying to not see the divided parts, but trying to bring together our city through music,” said Sadiku.