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New month of live music starts at Technopolis 20


The live music evenings continue at Technopolis 20 in September as more established, local musicians perform in the charming garden of the Paphos venue.

Opening the events on Friday is a performance by two talented Cypriot musicians, Eleni Era and Freedom Candlemaker – musician Lefteris Moumtzis. The Berlin-based musician and singer Eleni writes dreamy pop merged with baroque drifts and cushioned with the sonic luminosity of her electric-acoustic orchestrations. Raised in the invigorating stillness of a small Cypriot village before moving to Berlin at 18 to study classical voice and piano, she uses both Greek and English in her songs and in recent years her music has taken her to several Cypriot music festivals and venues, as well as institutions abroad.

In an atmospheric live set at Technopolis 20, Eleni will present tracks from her two albums, Younger Heart and Rise Love, singing and playing the piano. She will also be accompanied by musician, composer and producer Moumtzis on the guitar, keys and vocals, while they will also perform some his works.

Next to perform at Technopolis 20 is a band that takes the jazz music evening series to a whole new level. Macumba presents a different approach to Latin and jazz by playing a cocktail of Brazilian funk, samba, rumba and guaguanco afro-Cuban blended through a modern post-jazz aesthetic. The famous band will present an explosive repertoire on September 10 which includes original songs and some versions of Latin and jazz.

The Macumba quartet was formed soon after Chilean bassist Rodrigo Caceres’ arrival in Cyprus in 2017. Here he met Rodos Panagiotou, George Morfitis and Elias Ioannou, three virtuous musicians, well-known in the Latin-jazz music scene of Cyprus and the four of them have been working together since.

Following them at Technopolis 20 will be an evening dedicated to the venue’s seventh birthday, with a jazz concert on September 24. Talented and beloved musicians Vasiliki Anastasiou on vocals, Ermis Michail on guitar and Andreas Panteli on piano will perform their favourite soul, jazz and pop songs, incorporating strong influences from blues, soul and gospel, along with a selection of Greek songs arranged in a jazz sound.

The final live music performance at Technopolis 20 this September will see a new music group created by Cyprus-based bassist and composer Gabriel Karapatakis take the stage. The Gabriel Karapatakis trio will perform on September 30 with musicians Christos Yerolatsitis on the piano and Stelios Xydias on the drums.

The trio will present Gabriel’s music from his previous CDs and collaborations as well as new compositions. The music is decidedly lyrical with an accessible nature and attractive themes but might turn energetic with some truly exciting peaks. Strong melodies and interactive jazz can be expected to set the atmosphere on the evening, closing off the month in a tuneful way.


Eleni Era

Eleni Era performs with Lefteris Moumtzis. September 3. Technopolis 20, Paphos. 8pm. €12. Presales only. Tel: 7000-2420


Latin-jazz, funk, samba and more by the Macumba quartet. September 10. Technopolis 20, Paphos. 8pm. €12. Presales only. Tel: 7000-2420

7 Years Technopolis 20

Venue celebrates its 7th birthday with Vasiliki Anastasiou, Ermis Michail and Andreas Panteli playing favourite soul, jazz and pop. September 24. Technopolis 20, Paphos. 8pm. €12. Presales only. Tel: 7000-2420

Gabriel Karapatakis Trio

New trio performs live with Gabriel Karapatakis, Christos Yerolatsitis and Stelios Xydias. September 30. Technopolis 20, Paphos. 8pm. €12. Presales only. Tel: 7000-2420


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