Rialto Theatre adapts to the weather, goes outside and is converted again to Rialto Open Air. In the specially designed SEK parking place, behind the Theatre, the stage of the Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival is set up for another year, ready to welcome under the stars, bands and musicians.
This year's Festival program continues, as in recent years, to focus on bands and musicians active in Cyprus, giving them the opportunity to present to the audience their latest work. The six bands, selected through an open call for applications, will feature music that combines rhythms, colors and sounds. Music where the tradition meets jazz, flamenco, the sounds of the East and the Mediterranean, giving the opportunity to locals and visitors to Cyprus to appreciate lesser known music, but recognizable and fascinating.
In the framework of the Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival, the successful institution of Rialto Residency takes place for the 10th consecutive year. After last year's successful edition, which was made exclusively for children, Rialto Residency continues this year in the same pattern on the stage of Rialto Theatre.
17/7 Choral Crossroads 2022 I Epilogi
Choral singers from Europe and the Arab world will unite their voices with choral singers from Cyprus. Together, they will create a joint choir, and will perform an original concert programme that uniquely combines the musical tradition of their countries with songs dedicated to women and life. With the participation of Choirs from Jordan, Lebanon, Greece, Serbia and Cyprus.
21/7 Idaeon Project
The project’s musicians dive into the eternal cave of Cretan music drawing out original compositions that derive from the sounds of the Mediterranean Sea, and expand to flamenco, funk, prog rock, stoner and power metal.
The band's sound balances between the West and the East, in the same way that sour cheese blends with the sweet sugar syrup found in the well-known Künefe dessert. The repertoire primarily includes original music, composed by the main group members Christos Yerolatsitis and Andreas Andreou.
23/7 Rialto Residency 10:00-12:00 I Eleonora Roussou Playing, singing, improvising!
Discover the world of music-making in a 2-hour workshop with improvisation games and songs. We will make music, sing and improvise. What is required: an instrument (wind or percussion), your own voice and playful mood! Free participation. For kids 8 – 14 years old.
25/7 Wanderlust Andria Antoniou & friends
A show combining music, dance and storytelling. A creative project investigating the unique ingredients and characteristics of the music identity of various cultures, embracing those elements that unite us all. Wanderlust is a long-term creative project featuring a diverse team of musicians, from different parts of the world.
Kalesma is a newly established six-member vocal ensemble that focuses on vocal performance and research of Cypriot and Greek folk/traditional music. It performs original compositions, aiming at bridging local traditions with contemporary creation.
28/7 Batukinio Percussion Band and Guests
Batukinio Percussion Band in collaboration with prominent guest musicians will perform well-known world music repertoire. authentic music show presenting a well-known world music repertoire.
The festival is awarded with EFFE label 2022 -2023 (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe)
Sponsors: Cyprus Republic, OPAP, SEK, Medochemie, Fameline Holding Group, Trust Insurance Cyprus, KPMG, In Prima.
In Collaboration: Organisation for European Programmes and Cultural Relations – Creative Europe Desk Cyprus
Technical Support: Event Pro
Media Sponsors: CyBC, Kathimerini Newspaper, Kanali 6.
17th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 17 – 28 July 2022
@SEK Parking Place (behind the Rialto Theatre) at 21:00
Tickets: € 5 (Free entrance for musicians and students)
Information / Box Office: 77 77 77 45 www.rialto.com.cy, Rialto App