Orhan ended up leaving the band and returning to Bosnia in order to open an intercultural music school.
In June of 2012, he got his first group of protégés (eight young male and female musicians) together for a bus trip to Skopje for one soul purpose: reunion. Muslims sat the front of the bus, Catholics at the back.
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Finally, in 1995, UN air strikes and United Nations sanctions helped bring all parties to a peace agreement.The Bosnian Serbs, well-armed and backed by neighboring Serbia, laid siege to the city of Sarajevo in early April 1992.They targeted mainly the Muslim population but killed many other Bosnian Serbs as well as Croats with rocket, mortar, and sniper attacks that went on for 44 months.A Palindrome Day happens when the day’s date can be read the same way backwards and forwards.The dates are similar to word palindromes in that they are reversible.The former battlefront, which has now become the city’s main road, boasts ancient walls pitted with holes that allow wind and ghosts to pass through.Since the end of the war, Croatian Catholics and Bosnian Muslims have lived separate lives, sending their children to separate schools, attending separate hospitals, bars and sports centres.Home sweet home Orhan Maslo, founder of the Mostar Rock School, was only 17 when the Bosnian war ended.Joining the Bosnian defence army at the age of 14, he was one of the youngest soldiers in the country.“We were constantly on the move, traveling from one country to the next. But during the long bus rides, I often found myself yearning for Mostar.I felt the need to go back and do something for my country,” he expresses.