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Friday - 26/11/2021 @Art Studio 55

17:00 - 18:00 PRESENTATION

Presentation of the "Creative Europe" and "Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values" European programmes.

18:15 - 19:15 PANEL DISCUSSION

Finding common ground: creating cooperation partnerships on regional and international level.

Showcase Delegates

Nenad Bogdanovic, Planning and Development Coordinator at Organisation for European Programmes and Cultural Relations

Suchet Malhotra, Representative of the Board of Directors of Jeunesses Musicales International

Martyna van Nieuwland head of programming for Culture Katowice City of Gardens

Dimitris Vasilakis Artistic Director of Rhodes & South Aegean International Jazz Festival

Penelope Papaconstantinou representative of the Cosmopolis Festival and the Mediterranean Music Festival in Zurich,

Stathis Anninos Pianist and Composer

Maria Nikolaou Head of Cultural Service of the Municipality of Aglantzia / Aglanjazz Festival

Akis Farmakalidis Producer

Christoforos Konstantinou (Kris Grecian) Windcraft Loud

Konstantinos Kyprianou (Kotsios Pikatillis) AfroBanana Republic Festival

Maria Kaimaklioti Communications Manager and Productions Coordinator / Louvana Records


Nastazio Gkoumas Trio was established in 2018. Two years later, a new bassist was added to the band, Dimitris Papanikolaou, who has been an active member of the trio ever since. Their music has strong influences of jazz, fusion, Latin and ethnic and, to this date, the band has released five albums. 

Nastazio Gkoumas: Guitar 

Dimitris Papanikolaou: Bass 

Rafael Kyriakides: Drums 

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Saturday - 27/11/2021 @Art Studio 55

10:00 Improvisation workshop with Stathis Anninos

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to approach music and its elements through improvisation and direct practice. Through a series of interactive games and group exercises that trigger imagination, enhance collaboration and encourage personal expression, participants will be led to free improvisation and, from there onwards, to the freedom of experimenting with rhythm and melody. Working both on a collective and individual level, musicians will be jointly setting the “rules” deriving from the process of music practice.  


The workshop is addressed to musicians and singers of all ages and levels. 

Participants must have their own instruments. 

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22:00 Trio Frisson  

Trio Frisson will be performing original compositions from their catalogue, including a number of new songs. The songwriting and performance of Jamie Paul (keys and vocals) demonstrates an evolved approach to his craft, combining influences of soul, funk, hip hop and jazz into a unique blend. Byron Athinodorou (6-string bass & backing vocal) will combine, in his basslines and harmonies, special effects with raw musical talent and years of experience, while Alexander Papadopoulos (drums) will lock down the beat with skillful flair and decorations, driving the groove. 


Trio Frisson are a small band with a big sound. From their laid-back piano-led serenades to the universe, to funked up ‘head-nodding’ tracks with catchy hooks, the Trio will once again offer a showcase of their new flavours that have made them a popular ensemble across Cyprus. 

Trio Frisson is considered one of the leading Soul bands in Cyprus, performing a unique blend of soul, groove, reggae, RnB, world & jazz music. Their repertoire includes more than 15 original songs, and the band is currently finalising its second studio album. Recent performances include Hillside Soul Festival, Technopolis 20, Aphrodite Hills Festival, Cyprus World Music & Jazz Showcase, Afro Banana Festival, Fengaros Festival, Windcraft Festival, Farma Projekt Festival, Moonwalk Paralimni Festival, Street Life Festival, Sarah’s Jazz Club and several other live venues.  


Jamie Paul: Vocals / Piano 

Byron Athinodorou: Bass / B’ Vocals 

Alexander Papadopoulos: Drums 

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