A concert uniting children, gigs with jazz tunes and drum rhythms from abroad – this week has it all! A new series of live music performances is set to kick off in Nicosia this weekend bringing all kinds of music lovers and musicians together.
On Friday, Sarah’s Jazz Club will welcome the internationally famous Israeli drummer Yogev Shetrit for the first time in Cyprus. The Yogev Shetrit Duo, with Yogev on drums, compositions and production and David Sheetrit on the piano, has performed across Israel and all over the world. This week, they are finally bringing their sound to Nicosia, playing instrumental pieces and music from their albums New Path and Serenity. Yogev’s melodies elegantly fuse traditional North African music, Gnawa, Andalusian music from his Moroccan heritage, along with contemporary jazz, Mediterranean and world music.
Also on at the jazz club this weekend is the beguiling and multi-talented Eleonora Roussou with the band Beats ’n’ Pieces. Along with three other established musicians, the band performs an exciting blend of jazz, Brazilian music, Greek songs and World Music. Their sound is charming, engaging and sprinkled with gems like Roussou’s flute solos, jazz guitar riffs by Alexis Kasinos, and the fluidity and drive of Andreas Rodosthenous’ bass playing backed by Rodos Panayiotou’s exciting drum rhythms. Their performance on Saturday will once again be all about groovy, funky, quality music.
Sunday’s concert at the Nicosia Municipal Theatre is all about music that unites. That is also the title of the double Sunday concert by Sistema Cyprus Orchestra. With the participation of four choirs, the Orchestra returns for yet another concert with a great variety of melodies, rhythms and languages from different cultures.
The performing children on stage will offer the audience an unforgettable concert through songs such as the Arabic melodic poem Lamma Bada, the popular traditional Roma song Ederlezi, the classical Hymn to Joy, the Russian dance by the Nutcracker and the piece Modus Cyprius, which was written especially for Sistema Cyprus by Cypriot composer Andreas Michalopoulos. The concert will be on twice, first at 3.30pm with mixed attendance and then again at 7.30pm.
The Yogev Shetrit Duo
Israeli drummer and pianist performing in Cyprus for the first time. December 10. Sarah’s Jazz Club, Nicosia. Doors open at 8.30pm. Live music at 9.30pm. €12 music fee. Tel: 95-147711
Beats ‘n’ Pieces
Four-piece band plays jazz, Brazilian, Greek and world music. December 11. Sarah’s Jazz Club, Nicosia. Doors open at 8.30pm. Live music at 9.30pm. Tel: 95-147711
Concert by Systema Cyprus. December 12. Nicosia Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 3.30pm and 7.30pm. Free entrance, €1 online processing fee. www.soldoutticketbox.com