Music can pretty much be found everywhere but that doesn’t mean everyone enjoys whatever they hear. So you can pick the right musical event for you, here are just a few of the events happening around the island.
Starting off in Nicosia on Thursday, the local band TriCoolOre will be joined by internationally renowned trumpeter Pantelis Stoikos on the Enallax stage.
The three-member boy band – Angelos Doukas on piano and keyboards, Vasilis Vasileiou on drums and percussion, and Nikos Doukas on bass and loops – are well known on the Cypriot music-scene for their jazzy and African sounding music, which, believe it or not, is very much influenced by traditional Greek vibes.
As the boys are no strangers to fusing different musical styles together to create explosive rhythms, they welcome the chance to mix their sound with that of one of the most creative trumpeters of the Balkans.
Stoikos also follows the musical road less taken by enriching his sound with elements of jazz and classical music thus creating his own take on traditional music. He has taken this style all over Europe, to America, Asia and Australia.
In Paphos there are two options on Friday. The first is music that goes along with film at the Technopolis 20 cultural foundation at 8pm. Marianna Georgiou will present a piano recital dedicated to music in film. She will start off playing pieces from Harry Potter and Star Wars and more by the American composer, conductor and pianist John Williams. In a career spanning over six decades, Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognisable film scores in cinematic history. He currently holds the record for the most Oscar nominations (50) for a living person. He won four Oscars for Best Original Score and one for Best Scoring: Adaptation and Original Song Score.
In the second part of the concert other popular film soundtracks will be presented, including themes from the Pirates of the Caribbean, Requiem for a Dream, Forest Gump, Titanic and many more.
If you enjoy live music and a good meal, then the charity country music party at the Costa Rica Bar and Restaurant in Chlorakas should do the trick.
Music will be provided by The Best of the West, who are local DJ and musician Terry Taylor, gospel singer Dave Ball on guitar and Debbie Osborn on vocals. The trio will perform a mixture of country and western, R&B, folk and a number of pop songs, all in aid of the St Michael’s Hospice Charity. The evening also includes a barbeque buffet and a raffle.
Moving on to Limassol, the weekend will take the whole family into wonderland with four performances of the famous Broadway musical Alice in Wonderland.
Art Devotion and the Vania Vrondi Professional Art School will pre-sent the stage adaptation of the Disney classic, inspired by the book by Lewis Carroll. Other than excellent music to dream to, the show will also bring Wonderland from the rabbit hole to the stage with dazzling costumes and funky dance moves.
TriCoolOre Featuring Pantelis Stoikos
Live performance by the band and trumpeter. May 19. Enallax Live, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 22-430121
Film Music Piano Recital
Piano recital by Marianna Georgiou. May 20. Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre, Paphos. 8pm. €10. Tel: 70-002420
Charity Country Music Party
Performance by the trio The Best of the West. May 20. Costa Rica Bar and Restaurant, Coast Road, Chlorakas. 7pm. €10 including a buffet dinner. Tel: 99-528943
Alice in Wonderland
A stage adaption of the Disney classic. May 21-22. Technohoros ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, Limassol. Saturday: 4pm and 7pm, Sunday: 3pm and 6pm. €12. Tel: 99-401195