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9th Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase 2022



The Cultural Services of the Deputy Ministry of Culture and Rialto Theatre, organize the 9th Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase 2022 on 9 - 10 December at Rialto Theatre in Limassol.

The main mission of the event is to offer a platform of artistic expression to musicians and bands who are active in the broader field of improvisational music by presenting, in two days, a comprehensive and dynamic picture of contemporary Cypriot musical creation to Cypriots as well as to professionals from abroad. At the same time, emphasis will be drawn on developing networks as well as educational actions.

International festival organisers and professionals from the international music industry will also be invited to this event to meet and acquaint themselves with the Cypriot music scene. The event primarily aims at the future involvement of Cypriot artists in international festivals and overseas organisations, thus creating a platform for exchanging artists' experience and practice on an international level.  As with last year, discussions with music industry experts will be organised, which shall focus on keeping the Cypriot musicians updated on the structures and operational mechanisms of the international music industry.

To this purpose, all interested bands are invited to send their APPLICATION FORM by Friday, October 7th, 2022. The interested parties can find the application form as well as the terms of participation on the Cultural Services website (, the Rilato Theatre website ( and the Showcase website (

Applications will be evaluated by a committee established by the Organisers and the selected bands will be invited to a meeting where the stages to follow will be discussed. 

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  1. The bands participate in the festival with authentic and original music in the broader field of improvisational music (jazz, world, ethnic, electro etc.).

  2. Each participating musician will receive a nominal fee of €150. Organisers will assume and cover production expenditure, front-of-house (FOH) and foldback mixing, lighting, printed material, and promotion. No musician is allowed to participate in more than two bands, in which case the nominal fee increases to €200.

  3. The organizers may subsidize up to €250 per band, for the total cost of flight tickets, in the event that one or more musicians having their permanent residency abroad, participate in the selected music band. This amount will be paid along with the musicians' fees, proven that a legal invoice is presented. It is noted that no other expenses in Cyprus (accommodation, meals etc.) will be covered.

  4. The participating bands will be assigned by a three-member review and selection committee, composed of one representative of each organizing partner (Rialto Theatre and the Cultural Services of the Deputy Ministry of Culture), and the administrator of Cyprus Music Information Centre. A maximum number of eight (8) bands will perform. Organisers may select a band to perform to any parallel event as part of the Showcase.

  5. The composition of each band’s member must be consistent with the application form (i.e. name and surname - musical instrument). A musician may not participate in more than two bands. 

  6. The program and order of appearance of each band is determined by the organisers. Each performance will not exceed 30 minutes.

  7. Participating bands will also take part in the educational program of the event.

  8. Concerts are recorded, taped, and photographed under the responsibility of the organisers who may use the relevant material for promotional purposes (not for commercial use). Each band will be given a copy of said material.

  9. The proposals selected will relate to live or digital appearances and the contributors agree on their implementation of online and broadcast, in accordance with the decisions of the Theater and the measures concerning COVID-19.



Acknowledging the presence and influence of the Jazz and World Music genres on the Cypriot contemporary music creation, the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus Music Information Centre and the Rialto Theatre organised for the first time in 2014 the first Jazz and World Music Showcase.


Following in the footsteps of other contemporary international music festivals, they aimed, through this Showcase, at presenting important works, composers and virtuoso instrumentalists who exceed the geographic boundaries of Cyprus.



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