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Screening: Jazz in Turkey + WIP Shorts – TURQUAZZ

Jazz in Turkey

23rd March / 15:10
Dalston Rio Cinema

A project that explores the condition, evolution and interaction of Turkish jazz music and its musicians, in parallel to Turkish history.

  • 15:10 – 16:50 Jazz in Turkey
  • 16:50 – 17:10 Q&A
  • 17:10 Maffy’s Jazz (Work in Progress)
  • 17:20 Mimaroglu (Work in Progress)

Length:100 mins
Genre: Music Documentary
Language: English/Turkish
Subtitle: English
Produced By Loyka Visual Arts

Work in Progress Screenings

Shorts of featuring documentaries

Directed by Serdar Kökçeoğlu

A short documentary about İlhan Kemaleddin Mimaroğlu who, having moved from Turkey to the USA in 1959, became one of the pioneers of electronic music. He became the legendary producer of Charles Mingus. His avant-garde music influenced people like Federico Fellini, Frank Zappa and John Lennon. Never losing his ties with Turkey, he passed away in 2012.

Length: Work in progress version Documentary, 7’, Colour, B&W, Heimatlos Films
Writers: Serdar Kökçeoğlu & Elif Dizdaroğlu
Producers: Dilek Aydın & Esin Uslu
Music Director: Erdem Helvacıoğlu
Language: Turkish / English
Subtitle: English

Directed & Produced by Deniz Yuksel Abalioglu

Maffy Falay, now an old man, lives in Stockholm. In the 60’s, when Jazz was at its peak, he performed in the US and in Europe with some of the greatest musicians of the era, such as Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland and Thelonious Monk. Being one of the last few representatives of this particular generation of art, the Bebop Jazz, he led a lonely life, isolated in the social fabric of Sweden.

We will witness Maffy, at the age of 88, in his efforts to return back to Turkey to start a new life in his homeland.

Length: Work in progress version
Genre: Music Documentary
Language: Turkish / English
Subtitle: English

107 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB

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