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Upcoming reggae, jazz and soul performances

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Keeping the island’s live music scene going, three tuneful evenings are coming up. On Saturday on the outskirts of Nicosia, DJ Haji Mike will bring his Reggae World to Kaskanter Wine bar in Lympia. With a discography spanning over 30 years, Haji Mike on the mic and decks will play groovy reggae sounds in a chilled atmosphere from 8pm onwards, with the bar serving cool cocktails to try.

On the following evening, Limassol’s popular bar Sousami will welcome the Workin’ Trio who arrive fresh from their performance at last weekend’s Paradise Jazz Festival in Paphos. The trio was formed just last year and its music is inspired by uplifting swing jazz grooves at times blended with Gospel, New Orleans, and Boogaloo rhythms. Charis Ioannou, Christos Yerolatsitis and Marios Spyrou’s combination of the Hammond organ, tenor saxophone and drums creates a unique sound playing a less-known repertoire from the 1940s, 50s and 60s as well as original tunes along the same lines.

As September rolls in, the quaint Evergreen Vegan and Vegetarian bar in the Nicosia Municipal Gardens is hosting a live music night. Acoustic jazz, blues and soul will sound at the bar on Thursday September 2 as Ronja Burve, Antreas Yerolatsitis and Christos Yerolatsitis take the stage. The trio has been playing together for the last five years in various setups and locations and now, they will head to Nicosia’s charming bar to perform amongst the trees.


Haji Mike’s Reggae World

Reggae music with DJ Haji Mike. August 28. Kaskanter wine bar, Lymbia. 8pm

Workin’ Trio Live

Local trio plays swing jazz, origina tunes and music from the 40s, 50s and 60s. august 29. Sousami Bar, Limassol. 8.30pm. €5. Tel: 96-137789

Acoustic Jazz, Blues and Soul

Live music by Ronja Burve, Antreas Yerolatsitis and Christos Yerolatsitis. September 2. Evergreen Vegan and Vegetarian, Nicosia. 9pm. €3. Tel: 99-855919

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