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Experimenting with beats

By Maria Gregoriou

The new Mason Bar in Limassol is starting the year off with lots of musical events. Yesterday they jammed out with DJ Demi Consta and tomorrow they will be riding even louder sound waves with Magma.

Magma – Mihail Filipov from Bulgaria and Panayiotis Zachariou from Cyprus – have been working together for the past three years. During this time the pair, together with other members of the band Mihail Philipov Quinted, have performed at some of the most prestigious music festivals in Bulgaria and have worked on three studio video recordings.

As a duo they mainly play at smaller club stages and private events.

Filipov studied classical piano at the National School of Music L.Pipkov in Sofia and jazz piano at the National Music Academy Prof. Pancho Vladigerov also in Sofia.

His musical education has showed him the way to perform his real passion – funk, Hip Hop, R&B, and Latin music.

Filipov has recorded an album with funk band Southwick and is constantly working on projects with a number of Bulgarian musicians.

Zachariou began his musical studies at the age of 15 and is a graduate student at the National Music Academy Prof. Pancho Vladigerov in Sofia, where he is studying jazz guitar.

The guitarist performs in different music projects with Bulgarian and international artists.

Don’t expect the duo to hold anything back in terms of experimental beats as Filipov’s piano will mingle with Zachariou’s guitar melodies to give a whole new musical experience.

Live performance by Mihail Filipov and Panayiotis Zachariou. January 17. Mason Bar, 10 Zik Zak Street, Limassol. 6pm.

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