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The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, the Cyprus Music Information Center and Rialto Theatre organize the 7th Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase 2020 on 27 & 28 November 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. 


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 2nd 2020. The interested parties can find the application form as well as the terms of participation here, and at the following websites on the Cultural Services (, and Rialto Theatre


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. 


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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Bands: Sol Aurorae, Trio Misterioso, Eleonora Rousou - Hara, Bitter Daphne, Larva, Amalgamation Choir Feat Ermis Michael, Macumba,  Marios Gregoriou.


Bands: Tree of Dawn, The Next Formation, Junkey Moneywise, Michael Messios Symmetry Band…Reloaded, Karapatakis/Hilenabrand/Spyridakis, Georgos Bizios Group: Renato's Journey in the Vortex, Nicolas Tryphonos Quintet, Andreas Rodosthenous Trio, Odysseas Toumazou Trio, Café Balkan


Bands: Alexis Kasinos Quartet, Ioannou/ Vafeas Quartet, Loizos Pafitis “The Underdog”, Macumba, Free Over Four, Trio Tekke & Dave De Rose, Vasiliki Anastasiou - The Amalgamation Project, Mighty Sugarcane






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