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9th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival

Limassol once again will be filled with Music from around the World

The Cyprus World Music Festival takes place as from the 8th till the 30th July at the Heroes Square


The Rialto Theatre welcomes, as every summer in July, groups and musicians of the World at the Heroes Sq. The festival highlights music with common origins and influences that draw inspiration from the traditions of each country, mostly of the Mediterranean area, and of course having Cyprus ‘projecting’ as a bridge between them.


Since 2012, the institution Rialto Residency has been transferring the Festival, which is based in Limassol, to squares of other towns and mountainous areas of Limassol.  In recent years, this institution has been jointly run with the community of Platres. It is a music program assembly, where Cypriot musicians meet and collaborate with guest artists from abroad. Through living & studying together, the artists develop a renewed understanding of various musical traditions, aiming for a new common approach. Residency’s results are then presented at the Platres village among other community events of the 19th of July.


Important for this year’s program is the cooperation with Nicosia and the Organization European Cultural Capital – Pafos 2017, where some of the concerts have been transferred. In addition, the Rialto Theatre co-operates this year with the Animafest, the International Animation Festival, that will take place in Pafos and is from now on seated in Agrepavli at Kouklia with the co-operation of the European Cultural Capital – Pafos 2017.


All events of the Festival are open to the public, and this year's program includes sounds and melodies from the Mediterranean area with groups and important musicians from Cyprus and the more distant countries of the Basques Country and the Persians.