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Roof garden evening with art and music

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Hidden in old Nicosia’s busy streets is a gallery that is bursting with history and artworks. Across the three floors of Diachroniki Gallery, on Arsinois Street, layers and layers of paintings and art pieces are displayed on the walls, some stacked in between rooms and staircases. Besides hosting art exhibitions and selling the work of local artists, the gallery’s rooftop is a space that also holds cultural evenings. In the past, these have included art discussions and film nights and just before June ends, one more is taking place.

On Wednesday, Diachroniki Gallery will host a talk and a documentary screening on the art of the north of Spain at 8pm. During the evening, guests will also get to enjoy Cypriot music as performed by Giannis Koutis and explore the ongoing retrospective exhibition by Bambos Mihlis.

The musical element of the night will present the colours of the Modal Music of the Eastern Mediterranean, filtered through a more contemporary perception. The melodies of the Oud, one of the most ancient stringed instruments, blended with the human voice will be the means of expressing and combining elements of Western and Eastern traditions, highlighting somehow the unique character of Cyprus’ geographical crossroads.


Documentary Screening and Music

Documentary on the art of northern Spain and live music by Giannis Koutis. June 29. Diachroniki Gallery, Nicosia. 8pm. Free. Tel: 22-680145

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