Martina Barakoska, born in Skopje in 1998, is a musician and a drummer.Throughout her career, she has received multiple awards:...Read More
Damjan Danevski is a jazz drummer with a Master's degree who has been actively involved in music for more than...Read More
Skopje Drum Talks
Skopje Drum Talks is an initiative that focuses on music education and the support of musicians' rights (with an emphasis...Read More
Weird Wishes - Martina Barakoska / Album release + talk with the artist
Martina Barakoska, born in Skopje in 1998, is a musician and a drummer.
Throughout her career, she has received multiple awards: Grand Prix for best drummer at the T’k Tak festival (Kavadarci, 2015), 1st special place on the International Competition Percussion - Art In Skopje ( Skopje, 2017), Golden Ladybug of Popularity as part of the music group Duper (Skopje, 2018).
During 2018 Martina performed with the Skopje brass quintet with whom they performed music arrangements by The Beatles and Queen, from 2017 - 2019 she was part of the group Duper, and as part of the international project CON-FRONT she has performed at several European and Balkan countries. Martina is part of Vladimir Chetka’s and Sashko Kostov’s bands as well as Ljubojna and Labavo&Funky where she’s taken the role of a music director, and she’s also responsible for the musical arrangement.
Martina is very passionate about passing down her knowledge, so she has started giving drumming lessons to people of all ages. Her current goal is to leave her mark on both the online and offline space, to encourage the people around her to start doing what they believe in, surpassing the stereotypes. This is exactly what she reflects through her solo project named Martina Barakovska under which name she released her first album Weird Fishes.
Martina started using Instagram and TikTok as platforms to share stories and emotions through her music. She posts videos of her own melodies, she later records versions of them on drums and then she re-posts them. Through these videos Martina found a way to enjoy doing what she loves - to record music and create catchy melodies. These posts make Martina’s first solo album that was initially released on Bandcamp in order for musicians from all around the world to be able to record her melodies.
Damjan Danevski is a jazz drummer with a Master's degree who has been actively involved in music for more than ten years. He composes and performs original music in the bands Zulu 3.4, No Control, D Project, Wave, and others. He also collaborates with many Macedonian artists, including Conquering Lion, Toni Kitanovski, Oliver Josifovski, Knockout, Day Off - The Next Generation, and many others. His portfolio includes numerous compositions and performances of music for film and theater. Damjan is one of the founders of Skopje Drum Talks.
Skopje Drum Talks is an initiative that focuses on music education and the support of musicians' rights (with an emphasis on drummers) in the Republic of Macedonia.
Skopje Drum Talks will, for the first time, organize a Drum Clinic in Macedonia, a program known worldwide for the informal education of drummers. For those new to this te, Drum Clinic is an educational demonstration of playing technique by respected and influential drummers.
These workshops provide an opportunity for inspiration, motivation, education, and development of local drummers in the Republic of Macedonia. Furthermore, it strives to educate potential musicians. With the participation of renowned and experienced drummers, it will be possible to exchange knowledge and experience that will contribute to local drummers' development and enable them to make contact with world musicians. The implementation of this program promotes Macedonian music culture at a high and European level.