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Summer time, and city life is easy

The Faneromeni area in Nicosia is set to give all Nicosians a reason to stay in the big city this summer with the Faneromeni 16 festival.

Musical events, film screenings, lectures and dancers are all part of the schedule for our summer evenings – and even though this weekend all roads lead to the beach, the festival may make those of us in the capital postpone our sun-tanning for a day.

The organisers plan to fill Ledra street, Onasagorou street and the courtyard of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation with a very different street performance.

We can’t tell you much about exactly what will be going on, as it is very hush, hush. The only thing we can say is that this secret street performance will feature music, dance, and jugglers, and its aim is to make the old city beat to a very different drum.

Next week also has two events that will make you want to stick around. The first is a performance by the local band The Low Spark, together with a DJ set, just before the band perform at the Fengaros festival next month.

The Low Spark is a dynamic rock trio – guitarist Mario Michael, bassist and vocalist, Lefteris Moumtzis and drummer Stephanos Meletiou – from Nicosia, who, according to their Facebook page is ‘the leading alt-psych-rock band on the island’.

The band came together in 2009 and was originally a cover band, but as time went by, as they played more and gained more confidence, they began to compose their own material. And all that performing and creating has led the band to record their first LP – something that is set to hit the sound waves very soon.

Bringing together each member’s musical experience and influences, their original material marries traditional musical rock styles with their own fresh take on the sound.

The middle of the week doesn’t have to be boring anymore as the band will surely ignite the stage with the excitement and energy they are well-known for.

Then we go from rock to a Latin vibe on Friday when the band Latin Connection will be providing the kind of music you can samba to.

The eight musicians on stage will help you dance the night away and imagine you are in Cuba or Colombia.

This is the first dance night of the festival and as the heat gets turned-up, so will the dancing atmosphere, so pace yourself, it will be a very active summer in Nicosia.

Secret Performance
Musical performance as part of the Faneromeni 16 festival. June 18. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Tel: 22-128157

Just Before Fengaros Vol. 1
Musical performance by the band The Low Spark and DJ set as part of the Faneromeni 16 festival. June 23. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia. 9pm. Tel: 22-128157

Latin Connection
Live performance by the band as part of the Faneromeni 16 festival. June 24. Bank of Cyprus Cultral Foundation, Nicosia. 9pm. Free. Tel: 22-128157

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