By Zharko Ivanov
Original version with English subtitles
The friendly everyday musical showdown among the Romani musicians from the brass band Uska Kan is quickly ending when one of the band members suggests to also try jazz. After the virtual meeting with jazz music greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, the experiment can begin: How will the band cope with the complex jazz rhythms, harmonies and improvisations, completely different from their approach, style and every day jamming?
Zharko Ivanov is a languages and literature graduate at the Philology Faculty in Skopje. In 2006, he attended the Art College for Cinema and Television in Sofia, Bulgaria after which he completed a Masters in Cultural Studies at the University of Skopje and a Masters in Film Directing at the University of Audiovisual Arts. He is a founder of the production company Flip Book Productions with which he has produced nearly 20 short documentary, animated and live action films. As a director, his films have been shown at more than 100 festivals around the world and have won more than 15 awards.
Director: Zharko Ivanov, Viktor Sokolovski
Script: Zharko Ivanov, Viktor Sokolovski
Production: Zharko Ivanov
MONDAY, 18.00, with Q&A with the director