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Lively Latin sounds at Limassol’s Mason Bar

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In between its guest DJ sets and taking a break from its usual techno repertoire, Mason Bar also opens up its floor to local musicians for live performances. This April, its charming courtyard will welcome two well-known Cyprus-based bands who will bring their Latin flair to the heart of Limassol.

Havana Noche, the popular Latin jazz band is hitting the Mason Bar stage on April 7 for an unforgettable comeback, transmitting the energy, enthusiasm and passion of Latin music. The band was formed in Cyprus by percussionist Constadinos Paouros and musicians from Cuba, Colombia, and Cyprus. Their music is based on Latin jazz music genres such as son cubano, salsa, timba and cha cha. The five-piece band and a guest musician will take the floor at 9pm.

A week later and another Latin jazz band will perform at Mason Bar on April 14. Macumba present a different approach to Latin music by three Cypriots and one Chilean. Their repertoire features an explosive cocktail of Brazilian funk, samba, rumba and guaguanco afro-cuban blended through a modern post-jazz aesthetic. The famous band is presenting an explosive repertoire which includes original songs and some versions of Latin – Jazz.
The Macumba quartet was formed soon after the arrival of the Chilean bassist Rodrigo Caceres in Cyprus, in March 2017. There he met drummer Rodos Panagiotou, keyboard player George Morfitis and trumpet player Elias Ioannou, three virtuous musicians, well-known in the Latin-jazz music scene of Cyprus. The four of them worked together, to create their own unique, dynamic and innovative sound, now known as Macumba.

Havana Noche

Popular Latin jazz band performs live. April 7. Mason Bar, Limassol. 9pm. €5. Tel: 99-211280


Established Latin jazz band plays live. April 14. Mason Bar, Limassol. 9pm. €5. Tel: 99-211280


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