This group of musical explorers takes the audience on a musical journey across the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East and all the way to Africa and Latin America establishing an intercultural dialogue and promoting a sense of unity in cultural diversity. Inspired by each destination and the residents’ everyday stories, the band presents original material and their own rearrangements of songs from each country.
‘Wanderlust’ means having an intense desire to travel, longing to be an explorer – restless, curious and open-minded. With that exact energy and intention, Andria created this new performance project called ‘Wanderlust’. This project creates soundscapes drawn by different music cultures. Jazz and improvisation bring the various styles together, creating a rich tapestry of sounds, and acting as a common tongue between musicians.
This is a long-term creative project with a diverse team of musicians, from different parts of the world. Depending on the team each time, where they come from and what their influences are, the soundscape changes. The first stop of the project is Andria’s homeland, Cyprus, where she collaborates with an established team of folk and jazz musicians. Colours and melodies of the Middle East and the Mediterranean along with the vibrant rhythms of Africa and Latin America blend organically with the modern harmony and structure. Along with their own creative arrangements of songs from around the world, the band will also perform a selection of original songs by Andria and music composed by the Argentinian composer Roman Gomez from their latest collaboration album ‘Encuentro’.
‘Wanderlust’ is a show that combines music with elements from other creative disciplines such as dance and storytelling. It is creative project that investigates the ingredients that make each culture unique and at the same time embraces what unites us all.
Andria Antoniou: voice, loop, hand percussion, direction
Andreas Panteli: piano
Andreas Rodosthenous: bass
Rodos Panayiotou: percussion Michalis Kouloumis: violin
The Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival is honored with the EFFE label 2022 -2023 (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe)
Sponsors: Cyprus Republic, OPAP Cy, SEC, Medochemie, Fameline Holding Group, Trust Insurance Cyprus, KPMG, In Prima
Collaboration: Organization for European Programs and Cultural Relations – Creative Europe Office.
Technical Support: Event Pro
Media Sponsors: Kathimerini, CyBC, Kanali 6, Limassol Newspaper, Limassol Today
Monday 25 July 2022 @SEC Parking place (behind Rialto Theatre) at 21:00
Tickets: €5 (Free entry for musicians, pupils & students)