Two upcoming events by local musicians show the variety of what is available on the island. One is a tribute to one of the most popular Greek singers whose career has spanned several decades and the other is a cabaret show with songs in French, English and Greek.
The cabaret fairytale show will take place at a fitting venue, Nicosia’s only jazz bar – Sarah’s Jazz Club. On Friday, October 18, the Avant Tout duo with Vanessa Megalemou on vocals and Vasilis Vourvopoulos on piano will present a fantastic musical journey with music and storytelling live on stage. Il Etait Une Fois is the title of the evening meaning Once upon a time. The performance tells the story of a heroine through songs in French, Greek and English, influenced by a wide range of genres from Jazz to Chansons.
The music will begin at 9.30pm with several service options to choose from at the bar. A simple ticket for the music only costs €10, a pre-ordered buffet and music ticket is €25, while students can enjoy the event for just €5. But you need to reserve a table in advance by calling 95-147711.
A few days later, the duo changes gear and genre completely as they present their Marinella performance on October 22 accompanied by Lenos Papadopoulos on the bouzouki. This performance will take place at Dentro theatre in Nicosia, paying tribute to a singer whose fanbase keeps growing in Greece and Cyprus. Marinella started singing professionally in 1956. Since then, she released a lot of personal albums, most of which met a great success. In 2017 Marinella completed 60 years on the scene and for many she is considered to be the most important singer of Greek music.
Il Etait une Fois
Cabaret storytelling show with songs in French, Greek and English. By singer Vanesha Megalemou and Vasilis Vourvopoulos. October 18. Sarah’s Jazz Club, Nicosia. Music starts at 9.30pm. Tel: 95-147711
Ttribute concert with Vanesha Megalemou, Vasilis Vourvopoulos and Lenos Papadopoulos. October 22. Dentro Theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 99-520835