Keeping a finger on the pulse

Rock On With Stelpur Rokka!

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Words by Stína Satanía

It is a Monday morning in July. I am sitting with thirty young women in a huge room, and we just finished playing several ice-breaker games. The young participants are now picking which instrument or musical skill they will learn to play in the next few days. They can choose to play bass guitar, electric guitar, drums, keyboard or to practice vocals. Most participants didn’t know each other before coming to camp. Some came with their friends. Others are here for the second or third time, eager to realize their dreams. Thanks to Stelpur Rokka!, I discovered in just a few days how we can change the lives of our female friends, sisters, daughters and nieces for the better.

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Stína has followed her passion to Icelandic music as a music journalist since 2010. She joined then a writing team of Muzyka Islandzka - a Polish website dedicated to Icelandic music. Spreading her wings, Stína started her adventure with Icelandic language and moved to Reykjavík where she studied the language at the university. She also takes an active part in life of the local music scene. Since 2014 Stína had run a music blog that was transformed in 2017 into a printed magazine on Icelandic music.

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