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10th Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase 2023 8 - 9/12/2023

The institution that was been embraced by both the public and the artists is celebrating its 10 years. The Department of Modern and Contemporary Culture of the Deputy Ministry of Culture and the Rialto Theater are organizing on December 8 & 9 the 10th Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase 2023, at the Rialto Theater in Limassol.

In these 2 days full of Jazz and world music, 12 bands will participate, consisting of more than 40 musicians. The 8 groups will present their new work at the RIALTO Theater and 4 will be presented at Art Studio 55 next to the theater.

Foreign festival organizers and professionals from the international music industry have also been invited to attend the Showcase, with the aim of getting to know and contact the Cyprus music scene. The primary goal is the subsequent invitation of Cypriot artists to participate in international festivals and organizations abroad, thus creating a platform for the exchange of artists' experiences and practices at an international level.

This year's event will be attended by Alkis Zopoglou - Artistic Director of Cosmopolis Festival Kavala / Mediterranean Festival in Zurich, Thibaud Rolland Artistic Director of - Nancy Jazz Pulsation, Vangelis Aragiannis - Artistic Director of Syros Jazz Festival, Dimitris Vasilakis - Artistic Director of Rhodes & South Aegean Jazz Festival, Anna Tsakona Artistic Director of Pulsar Samothraki Art Festival, Araceli Sanchez Munoz – Director of Mapamundi Musica, Juan Antonio Vazquez Franco - Co-Founder and Co-Administrator (with Araceli Sanchez Munoz) of Transglobal World Music Chart / Director of Mundofonías and of the radio show Mil Mundos and Giorgos Mitropoulos Cultural Editor of Euronews.

This year’s line-up is:

Friday 8/12

@RIALTO, 19:30

  • Odysseas Toumazou "Origins"

  • Soulful Groove Collective

  • Krama Brass Band

  • Erica Soteri

@Art STUDIO 55, 22:15

  • Nikos Charalampous

  • Alexis Sunder

A Jam Session will follow

Saturday 9/12

@RIALTO, 19:30

  • Kalesma

  • Loud Urban Soul Teachers


  • Eleonora Roussou

@Art STUDIO 55, 22:15

  • Nama Dama

  • Chunky Funlky Electro Funk Quartet

A Jam Session will follow

Organizers: Department of Modern and Contemporary Culture - Deputy Ministry of Culture and Rialto Theatre

Media Sponsors: Astra 92.8, Cybc

Technical Support: Eventpro

Hospitality Sponsor: Alinea

Supported by: Lemesos Newspaper, Limassol Today, Lemesos Blog, Vestnik Kipra, Limassol Tourism Board, Social et. Al, Art Studio 55

Rialto Theatre 8 & 9 December, at 19.30

Tickets: €10 / 8 (€15 for 2 days)

Box-office: 77 77 77 45

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