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19th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival

@Heroes Square, Free Entrance

1 - 6 Mon - Sat
Rialto Residency @Platres
Michalis Kouloumis
Petros Kouloumis

Acclaimed Cypriot musicians Michalis Kouloumis and Petros Kouloumis are the new artistic directors of Rialto Residency 2024. Drawing on the collaboration of 10 selected young and talented Cypriot musicians, Michalis and Petros Kouloumis will work around two main axes they have engaged with across their fertile creative route: the study and interpretation of the repertoire of the Cypriot tradition (instrumental dances, voices and songs), and contemporary Cypriot music.

The Residency outcome will be presented in a concert on Saturday, July 6th, at 19:00, at Glafkos Clerides Square, Platres. 

Artistic direction, coordination: Michalis Kouloumis & Petros Kouloumis.

Featuring:

Michalis Kouloumis – violin, voice, artistic direction 

Petros Kouloumis – voice, lute, artistic direction 

Kyriakos Markoullis – lute, voice 

Christos Isidorou – pithkiavlin (traditional Cypriot flute), lavta 

Dimitris Pichas – double bass 

Yiannis Mathaiou – violin 

Irineos Dimitriou - violin

Elena Nicolaou – voice 

Yiannis Laoutaris – voice, percussions 

Andreas Smagas – oud 

Stephanos Hadjiandreou – violin 

Anastasia Kozakou – santur 

 

With the collaboration of Platres Community Council.

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10 Wed 21:00 (120’)
Out of our Comfort Zone
Terlikkas x Fuzz Bus Nama Dama

Iconic Cypriot singer Michalis Terlikkas joins forces with sensational jazz rockers Fuzz Bus in a show they call Out of our Comfort Zone. Followed by their huge success at Fengaros Festival 2023, as well as their winter concerts, they decided to reappear this summer. Their set features reimagined versions of Cypriot traditional songs such as Tris elies tze mia tomata, I Vraka, and Asherobasma, as well as lesser-known songs, as presented in the last edition of Fengaros Reacts. The amazing Nama Dama will share the stage and open the night with a dynamic set consisting of tracks from her upcoming record, Pagan Soul. This solo performance features looping, keyboards, woodwinds, percussion, and dreamy vocals.

 

Fuzz Bus musicians: Ermis Michael (guitar), Andreas Panteli (keyboard), Lefteris Moumtzis (bass) and Nikolas Tsangaris (drums).

12 Fri 21:00 (75’)
Rialto Residency
@Heroes’ Square 
Michalis Kouloumis
Petros Kouloumis

The artistic yield of Rialto Residency is brought to Heroes’ Square. Under the guidance of acclaimed musicians Michalis and Petros Kouloumis, 10 talented young musicians have worked together for six days, delving into the study and interpretation of the Cypriot tradition repertoire, as well as into contemporary Cypriot music.

Artistic direction & coordination: Michalis Kouloumis & Petros Kouloumis

Featuring:

Michalis Kouloumis – violin, voice, artistic direction 

Petros Kouloumis – voice, lute, artistic direction 

Kyriakos Markoullis – lute, voice 

Christos Isidorou – pithkiavlin (traditional Cypriot flute), lavta 

Dimitris Pichas – double bass 

Yiannis Mathaiou – violin 

Irineos Dimitriou - violin

Elena Nicolaou – voice 

Yiannis Laoutaris – voice, percussions 

Andreas Smagas – oud 

Stephanos Hadjiandreou – violin 

Anastasia Kozakou – santur 

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13 Sat 21:00 (90’)
Usurum*

After launching their tour across Greece this winter, Usurum are back on stage for the summer. Songs from their newly-released album, as well as selected work from their discography are built into a programme that makes the transition from electric to acoustic. 

 

“the heart is broken, console in twain,

and every single man hurts the same”.

 

Sound: Costas Haikalis

Production: Melodica

17 Wed, 21:00 (100’)
Marina Satti live

Pop, mainstream and ethnic, alluring, sensual yet also tender, formidable, and glamorous, Marina Satti was Greece’s representative in this year’s Eurovision contest, enthralling audiences in her country and beyond. This summer, she is gearing up for a dynamic live show from one stage to the next.

Marina never ceases to amaze as she breaks new ground each year with a fascinating amalgamation of references, influences, and choices that strengthen her bond with her fans. This year, she invites us to her concerts with a swagger and a flair for a twist! Across an array of unexpected ventures and experimentation with pop and urban elements, Marina keeps bringing incomparable freshness to a deconstruction of the music realm, all the way from traditional Balkan music down to trap. 

From Mantissa to her debut album YENNA, and from last summer’s viral TUCUTUM, a comment on Balkan trap, to her ZARI – taking Europe by storm, sitting comfortably in #1 from the first days of its release on YouTube, spotify, apple music and the #50 global YouTube, Marina Satti has all it takes to lure us into her addictive universe with a live show set to bedazzle, enchant and have us dancing unapologetically to her rhythm.

Zurna, daouli and an 808, polyphonic alchemies, gaida and beats, trap and sensationalism, all come together this summer as Marina Satti casts her ZARI and dares to be exactly who she feels she is, wherever she may be! You might as well follow her and do the same.

Management: Alex Elsabag 

Production: Prospero

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19 Fri 21:00 (60’)
Krúe I Vassilis Philippou, Nikolas Tsangaris

Krúe is a new collaboration between Nikolas Tsangaris and Vassilis Philippou, motivated by their desire to study the rhythms of the world, to compose and record new music. In June 2024, they released their debut EP with original compositions and improvisations. Rialto World Music Festival will be their first opportunity to present their music, where they will be accompanied by musician-composer George Demetriou on electronics. The concert programme includes pieces from their EP release, as well as new compositions by the trio. 

 

Featuring: Nikolas Tsangaris, Vassilis Philippou, George Demetriou.

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