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From ethnic and jazz to techno and electronic music: dedicated to wind instruments, Windcraft Music Fest returns to Katydata with the promise to make you dance!

Windcraft Music Fest is preparing a groovy comeback, with an international line up of bands that infuse musical traditions of the world with jazz and electronic dance beats. The 8th edition of the Windcraft Music Fest will take place at the village of Katydata (Nicosia district) on 5, 6 and 7 August 2022, setting up a fiesta for people of all ages where wind instruments have the starring role. Next to the concerts, the festival will include 3-day seminars for winds and voice, various workshops and an interactive parallel programme.

This year's concert programme includes selected Cypriot and international bands that will present original compositions. Combining modern sounds with the musical traditions from around the world, they will create a mixture of musical styles that will carry us away in a range of emotions and will surely make us dance. Four renowned international bands stand out, in which wind instruments have a leading role: Fanfara Station (Italy, Tunisia, USA), which blends brass with Maghrep songs and electronic sounds; Bobby Rausch (Germany) which uses drums and two low-pitched instruments to transfer us to the dancefloors of Berlin; the trio of guitarist and trumpet player Ofer Mizrahi (Israel) who combines the music of the West with that of the East with great sensitivity; and the energetic band Technobrass (Brazil) that transmits the energy of techno music using only brass and percussion. From Cyprus, two exceptional groups featuring outstanding young musicians will be hosted: the project "Hará" of flutist Eleonora Roussou and the quintet of guitarist Alexis Kasinos.
Musical performances will also unfold in the narrow streets and squares of the village, with the Alarga Ensemble, the Tropos Ensemble and the Windcraft Band presenting traditional music from Cyprus and the wider region, while spontaneous musical encounters and jam sessions will accompany us until the early morning hours.  During the festival, the audience will also be able to visit an in situ sound installation by composer Stella N. Christou that will be created after an on-site research in the village. 
 
Experienced and distinguished musicians and educators will participate in the festival's educational programme, offering musical seminars: Giannis Diskos (Imam Baildi, Mousiko Kouti-ERT) will coordinate a workshop on Balkan music for wind instruments; the musicians of Bobby Rausch will present the use of acoustic and electronic effects in their performance; and Elena Xyda will moderate an acapella vocal ensemble. In addition, Elenitsa Georgiou will teach young children traditional songs, creating a choir of sweet voices, while Alice Ayvazian and Kalia Loizidou will present a workshop that integrates blues singing with dance.  
Finally, the parallel programme of the festival is topped with activities and performances for the whole family: the musical-narrative performance "In two paper shoes" with Marina Katsari and Giannis Koutis, the presentation of the new poetry collection of George Papaconstantinou "Iliovouttiman", a cyanotype workshop with wild flowers and herbs, as well as quizzes and exploration games in the village.

Windcraft Music Fest is a musical celebration that puts artistic creation at the spotlight and invites everyone to participate by sharing experiences and moments of fun. At the same time, it actively involves the Katydata community in the event, showcasing the stories, traditions and topography of the village through specific activities. The event harmoniously combines traditional with modern arts and rural life with contemporary artistic creation, while seeking to contribute to the development of a community of interaction and inclusion by overcoming cultural and age boundaries. The festival is organised by the non-profit organisation Windcraft Loud and has been awarded the European Quality Seal EFFE Label 2022-2023.

LINE UP
5/8
ALARGA ENSEMBLE (CY)
OFER MIZRAHI TRIO (ISR)
FANFARA STATION (IT/TUN/USA)
 
6/8
TROPOS ENSEMBLE (CY)
ELEONORA ROUSSOU "HARÁ" (CY)
BOBBY RAUSCH (DE)
 
7/8
WINDCRAFT BAND (CY)
ALEXIS KASINOS QUINTET (CY)
TECHNOBRASS (BR)

View the detailed programme of the festival on www.windcraftmusicfest.com.
 
View the detailed programme of the festival on www.windcraftmusicfest.com.

Contact / Workshop registration: +357 22 377748, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Online ticket pre-sale: soldoutticketbox.com.
Organiser: Windcraft Loud
Sponsored by: Cultural Services of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth
Media Sponsor: Kathimerini
Supported by: Goethe-Institut Cyprus, Embassy of Israel in Cyprus, Hellenic Minerals, Filimion Gefseis, Katydata Community Council, Lellos P. Demetriades Law Office LLC, Sunset Sound, AA MPSound, Windcraft Music Centre

Venue:
Katydata
Postal address:  Nicosia district
Website: www.windcraftmusicfest.com
Social media:
https://www.facebook.com/windcraftmusicfest
https://www.instagram.com/windcraft_music_fest/?hl=en

Start date/End date:   5-7 August 2022


Start time/End time:10:00-00:00

Entrance Price/Τicket:  Presale €15 / 1 day, €35 / 3 days. At door (upon availability) €20 / 1 day, €45 / 3 days. Children under 12: free admission.

Event Website and/or Organiser Websitewww.windcraftmusicfest.com


 

DATE AND TIME
From Friday, August 05, 2022 -  10:00
To Sunday, August 07, 2022 - 00:00
LOCATION
LEFKOSIA
KATYDATA