Music Power Up

Hotel Westin 15. October 2019. 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

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Jan Šokčević, Croatia

„Riječki dečki“ („Rijeka Boys“) is a music band founded by students of Centre for Autism in Rijeka, Croatia.

They started singing and playing music with a little help of their teacher Sanja Barić, with a desire to have fun and to break the prejudice about persons with autism living
in their own world, not willing to interact with other people, unable to be successful. The truth is that sometimes they are annoyed by loud sounds, new spaces, new
people, and various stimuli, but these boys prove that hard work and persistence remove all the obstacles and enable us to reach our small piece of happiness.
They have performed at many concerts and music festivals in Croatia and abroad, and played for the President of the Republic of Croatia and the Mayor of the City of Rijeka.

At the recording studio of the Croatian singer Damir Urban and his band ”Riječki dečki” recorded the song ”Priđi mi bliže” (“Come Closer to Me”). Their choice of music is very wide, but they are happiest when singing and playing songs from their great friend and colleague Damir Urban.