3rd Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase 2016
18 & 19 November 2016
Friday November 18
Leonid Nesterov Trio
Rumba Attack featuring Christina Polycarpou
Takoushis Karapatakis Project
Cahit Kutrafali Quartet
Saturday November 19
The Original Quartet
Nikos Charalambous Trio
Urban Trio featuring Andreas Polyzogopoulos
TriCoolOre featuring Pantelis Stoikos, Dimitris Lappas
The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Music Information Centre and the Rialto Theatre after two successful editions, they join again forces for the 3rd consecutive year to organize the Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase on the 18th & 19th of November.
Starting tentative two years ago, the organizers sought to give the opportunity to Cypriot musician artist to present their original work to the public and also to guests from abroad, developing together partnerships that would strengthen them and offer them opportunities for international exposure and promotion. The first Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase was dedicated to the memory of a significant creator of Jazz and World Music, Savvas Houvartas, whose work is a benchmark and inspiration for younger artists.
Objective of the 3rd Platform is to create a lively atmosphere, full of jazz and World Music sounds presenting remarkable Cypriot groups, which represent all the trends of jazz and World Music. Ten groups have been selected to participate in this year's program they will present a comprehensive and dynamic image of the Cypriot contemporary musical creation. The audio-visual recording of the showcase, as in previous years, contributes to the creation of a modern achieve which is an additional asset of promoting artists of Cyprus abroad.
Apart from the basic program, by presenting five Cypriot groups per day, parallel events are programmed include presentations, jam sessions and discussions with speakers from the international music industry. The main objective of these activities is to strengthen the awareness of the Cypriot musical creators to the structures and the international music industry operating mechanisms.
Foreign festival organizers, producers and representatives of organizations with which the Cyprus Music Information Centre cooperates will attend the showcase.