Inside a Banana
Music, like any other field, has its famous, popular and iconic representatives. But like every other field, it has the others: the forgotten, the weird, the bankrupt. Pavel Klusák’s book captures micro-stories from recent musical history, short encyclopedic entries dedicated to these unique fates of musicians who did not experience popularity, did not make the charts or approach music conventionally: the orchestra whose players had no experience of playing any musical instrument. An American who sang Czech hits in his own way in 1960s Prague. The singer Lucia Pamela, who sang and recorded an album on the moon before Armstrong went there.
Inside a Banana captures the enchanting world of weirdos whose stories both entertain and move. The production by Jan Mikulášek pays tribute to these fellows who walked untrodden paths and took a playful and unconventional approach to music and life.