14 - 17 October 2020

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17 October National Opera and Ballet, 20:00 NOB, 20:00


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VIKTOR FILIPOVSKI drums, percussion

Saso Popovski is Macedonian jazz guitarist and composer who has performed on several jazz festivals in Europe like Roccella - Italy, Perto - Saint Petersburg, Nishville - Serbia, Petrovac - Montenegro and Budapest Jazz Club - Hungary. He has worked with many well-known jazz artists including Toni Kitanovski, Oscar Salas, Milcho Leviev, Dave Wilson and Goce Micanov. He is currently Head of Jazz department at the Goce Delchev University in Stip. In the last decade, Popovski has released five albums, many solo compositions, and also composed music for film and theatre. His current trio project is with Ivan Bejkov on double bass and Viktor Filipovski on drums, with whom he recorded the new album “Fallen Land” for SJF Records. The music of Saso Popovski is one of pure lines, concluded structures and lush imagination. Rhythmically and also melodically, his music alludes to oriental patterns, which makes it a bit mystical. He organizes his compositions around a beautifully derived, clear, appealing melodious lines. “Fallen Land” is an album in which we can find the best of the soul of the Balkans and Popovski finds a more central dimension that best highlights its compositional and executive skills. The rhythms and harmonic lines know no boundaries. Balkan jazz has a modern soul.