The Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase returns for its eighth edition in November at Rialto Theatre and organisers have announced an open call for participation.
The main mission of the event is to offer a platform to musicians and bands active in the broader field of improvisational music by presenting, in two days, a comprehensive and dynamic picture of contemporary Cypriot musical creation to Cypriots as well as to professionals from abroad.
International festival organisers and professionals from the international music industry will also be invited to this event to meet and acquaint themselves with the Cypriot music scene. The event primarily aims at the future involvement of Cypriot artists in international festivals and overseas organisations, thus creating a platform for exchanging artists’ experience and practice on an international level. As with last year, discussions with music industry experts will be organised, which will focus on keeping Cypriot musicians updated on the structures and operational mechanisms of the international music industry.
For this purpose, all interested bands are invited to send their application form by September 30. The interested parties can find the application form as well as the terms of participation on the Cultural Services website, the Rialto Theatre website and the Showcase website. Applications will be evaluated by a committee established by the organisers and the selected bands will be invited to a meeting where the stages to follow will be discussed.