4th Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase 2017
24 & 25 November 2017
Friday November 24th
Alexis Kasinos Quartet
Ioannou/ Vafeas Quartet
Loizos Pafitis “The Underdog”
Saturday November 25th
Free Over Four
Trio Tekke & Dave De Rose
Vasiliki Anastasiou - The Amalgamation Project
The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Music Information Centre and the Rialto Theatre after three successful editions, they join again forces for the 4th consecutive year to organize the Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase on the 24th & 25th of November.
Starting tentative three years ago, the organizers sought to give the opportunity to Cypriot musician artists 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 large number of 16 groups that have expressed interest in participating in this year Showcase, has made it difficult for the competent committee to select the final groups, but it is also an indication of the resonance and establishment of the organization among the Cypriot musicians.
Noteworthy is the fact that 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 4th 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. Eight groups have been selected to participate in this year's program and 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 four 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.