TODAY IN POLIS - WEDNESDAY 17 JULY

THE AFROBANANA + FRIENDS FESTIVAL

Wednesday 17 July 2pm – Sunday 21 July 5pm

Val’s Place Gialia Polis

Tickets: 1 Day tickets for Wednesday 17/7, Thursday 18/7, Friday 19/7 - €10

1 Day tickets for Saturday - €20

5 Day tickets - €35

Camping Per Tent €12 (valid for 1 to 4 nights – only accessible to festival ticket holders)

SUNDAY: FREE ENTRY – Limited Availability – Priority to ticket holders Children under 12 get free access.

Ticket Outlets: Val’s Place Gialia, New Division Pub Nicosia, Vin Café Larnaca, Sousami Bar Limassol

Information: www.afrobanana.com / Instagram: @afrobananarpb

This July 17-21, the annual AfroBanana Festival is celebrating arts and music for five days, against the lush green backdrop of Val’s Place in Gialia. Each day of the festival is curated together with one of our ‘Friends’ as the new name suggests. Only giving the honour to the worthiest comrades in musical and artistic appreciation, we welcome on board New Division Pub, Brandy Sour, Animafest, Antiskino, Sousami Bar and Roots Crew Soundsystem.

Wednesday 17 July: New Division. It’s the birthplace of the alternative scene in Cyprus and a legendary icon on the island’s nightlife circuit, where new music and DJ talent is given a platform to shine. And as a true friend of the festival since the beginning, we’ve given New Division a day to curate at this year’s event. And the highlight? Local favourites Trio Tekke will present their new music as the headliners of the day.

Thursday 18 July: Brandy Sour, Animafest. The Brandy Sour crew has a reputation among the most in-the-known music fans, thanks to their consistently epic event series showcasing the hottest local artists and top-notch DJ sets. And now they’re bringing their unparalleled good taste to AfroBanana, curating the music for day two of this year’s event. And all alongside complimentary animation projections put together by our friends at Animafest animation film festival.

Friday 19 July: Sousami, Antiskino, Animafest. Sousami bar has been one of the main hubs of the alternative scene in Cyprus for almost a decade. Not only genuinely friendly and creatively open minded, but it has given birth to great djs and musicians and treated us with established artists from around the globe. Sousami has been at the festival’s side since the beginning and is taking over the curation at this year’s AfroBanana on the 19th of July. Enriching the day, Animafest will be projecting unique animations, while Antiskino theatre festival will also be on site serving up surprise theatrical interventions.

Saturday 20 July: Afrobanana Day, Antiskino, Animafest. Its AfroBanana Festival business as usual on Saturday, with a customary world-class line up including headline acts all the way from Colombia, Japan and Tel Aviv, alongside the very best of our own local talent. As with all five days of the festival this, killer music will be interspersed with an appealing itinerary of wellness workshops, kid’s activities and unexpected happenings, all surrounded by the magic of nature, where the forest meets the sea.

Sunday 21 July: Roots Crew. Our lovely friends over at Roots Crew are taking over on Sunday, for a free day of chilled out, family friendly vibes all day long. Fun kid’s activities will keep the little ones entertained, while reggae beats fill the air. And all surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes the island has to offer – pristine untouched coastline, lush green forest and endless blue skies.

Directions: Follow the route to Val’s Place - https://goo.gl/maps/hRszcL8TTnx4Wqry5

 

KARKASHIALIKIN: A tribute to the Rembetiko song

Thursday 18 July 8.30pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €10

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Online reservations: www.technopolis20.com

Information: www.technopolis20.com, Email: info@technopolis20.com, Facebook: Technopolis 20, www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Sponsor: Deputy Ministry of Tourism

Enjoy an evening of tradition and ‘rembetiko’ sounds, at Technopolis 20 garden, in a romantically polite, nostalgic and at the same time festive atmosphere. Savvas Chrysostomou and Polis Ioannidis with their guitars and voices, along with George Demetriades with his bouzouki, promise a fun evening with the well-known music by Vamvakaris, Tsitsanis and the other masters of the genre that have so truly and spontaneously left as their inheritance. The musicians wearing their vests and their berets will travel to us in the past and will awaken memories and feelings with long-time rembetika songs of pain, happiness, separation, and more.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

 

MARIOS TOUMBAS QUARTET

Summer Jazz Music Concert Series

Marios Toumbas (piano), Olga Ksanthopoulou (vocals), Greg Makamian (double bass), Stelios Xydias (drums)

Sunday 21 July 8.30pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only) Online reservations: www.technopolis20.com

Information: Tel: 70002420, www.technopolis20.com, Email: info@technopolis20.com, Facebook: Technopolis 20, www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Sponsor: Deputy Ministry of Tourism.

Pianist Marios Toumbas and his quartet will perform romantic jazz songs from the Great American Songbook by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and others. Join us for a beautiful evening of Swing, Bossa Nova and Jazz-Latin at Technopolis 20 garden.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

 

PRE-WAR REMBETIKO MUSIC NIGHT

Thursday 25 July 8.30pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €10

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphsmusiclovers.com

Greek ‘Rembetiko’ music event with the musicians Despina Psatha and Evangelos Petriniotis. The program includes songs from the pre-war repertoire by composers such as Markos Vamvakaris, Spyros Peristeris, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Kostas Skarvelis and others. During the concert there will be a brief reference to Evangelos Petriniotis' book "Pre-war rembetiko". Evangelos Petriniotis: bouzouki, voice and Despina Psatha: guitar, voice.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

 

THE POWER OF THE JAZZ PIANO TRIO

Summer Jazz Music Concert Series

Loukas Louka (piano), Omiros Andreou (double bass), Philipp Psillides (drums)

Friday 26 July 8.30pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only) Online reservations: www.technopolis20.com

Information: Tel: 70002420, www.technopolis20.com, Email: info@technopolis20.com, Facebook: Technopolis 20, www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Sponsor: Deputy Ministry of Tourism.

From Bill Evans to Oscar Peterson, jazz pianists have formed trios to express the full melodic and harmonic power of the piano. The wonderful tradition of the jazz piano trio continues in Cyprus presented by pianist Loukas Louka.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

 

PAPHOS FOLK CLUB

Thursday 1 August 8pm

Phoenix Social Club Paphos

Entrance: Free to members, €2 for non-members

Information: Tel: 26273076 / 99908241. wwwpaphosmusiclovers.com.

Paphos folk night is on the first Thursday of the month and includes folk, world music, light pop and country & western. A sound system is provided and recitations, drum machines and backing tracks are not allowed. Intending performers should pre-book their spots with Phil Willcock. Tel: 99908241. Food is available.

Directions: From the roundabout at Kings Mall take the east exit, opposite Tombs of the Kings road. At the traffic lights by the big church, turn right. At the T junction turn right. The venue will be found one block along on the right, on the corner - THE PHOENIX SOCIAL CLUB, 5 Ikarou Street, Kato Paphos. Tel: 26272524. Email: info@phoenixclubpaphos.com. www.phoenixclubpaphos.com. Facebook: @ThePhoenixSocialClubPafos

 

EQUINOX JAZZ QUARTET

Thursday 1 August 8.30pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The Equinox Jazz Quartet presents a programme that combines elements of traditional jazz, modern jazz with funk and Latin influences. Musicians playing: Giorgos Krasidis (saxophones), Marinos Neophytou (guitar), Ioannis Karseras (bass) and Marios Gregoriou (drums).

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

 

YEMAYA SON QUARTET - The original sounds of Cuba

Monday 5 August 8.30pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Four Latin musicians on stage, vocalist Pedro Son Caliente and Alejandro Gonzalez (percussion, vocals) from Cuba, Alex Rodriguez from Colombia (keys, vocals) and Rodrigo Cáceres from Chile (bass, vocals), interpret a blend of salsa, rhumba and afro- cuban rhythms, creating a definitely uplifting atmosphere! Do not miss a fantastic and powerful Latin night.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

 

SARAH FENWICK JAZZ TRIO

Saturday 10 August 8.30pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Jazz singer Sarah Fenwick reunites with brilliant guitarist Marinos Neofytou and bassist Costas Challoumas for a night of original and standard melodies from the great traditions of jazz and blues. The group plays songs from the CD 'Jazz Origins' as well as familiar and well-loved songs from the American Songbook.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

 

REGGAE SUNJAM FESTIVAL 2019

SOUL FIRE (GR) live, iLLBiLLY HiTEC (DE) ft. KINETICAL MC (AT), THE HEALERS (CY) live, DUB CMD (UK), HERMIT DUBZ (UK), ICY (FORT BRAVO) (CY), GEON TRIO REGGAE BAND (CY) live, VASILIS VASILIOU & CHRISTINA POLYCARPOU (CY) live (HANDPAN & LYRA DUO), SYRINA SOUND (CY), IonDub (CY), DUB THOMAS (DUBOPHONIC RECORDS) (CY), SUZIE SELECTA (CY), CONSTANTINOS (EASY GOING PRODUCTIONS) (CY), SUB CONSCIOUS DUB (CY) & STARLIGHT(GM)

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 August

Eleouthkia Park Timi Paphos

Entrance: €15 – 2 days, €10 – 1 day

Tickets: available at the door. All blessed no stress

Contact: Tel: 70007102

Information: Email: reggaesunjam@gmail.com, . wwwpaphosmusiclovers.com.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ReggaeSunjam/

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGx7BizSH-C5tN2rQCn2FA?view_as=subscriber

Open: Saturday 6pm – 3am, Sunday 9am - midnight

Free camping area with facilities, homemade food around the clock (with vegan and vegetarian options), drinks and Flea Market

The biggest Reggae festival in Cyprus hosting international and Cypriot acts, including live bands and DJ sets. The Festival moves to a new location and brings you a massive line-up, including one of the most important bands of the Greek reggae scene and top acts from Germany, Austria. UK, Greece and Cyprus! They will keep you dancing to Reggae, Roots, Dub, Steppers and Dancehall tunes two days long! Food and drinks will be available at the venue during the whole Festival, there are also vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. Visitors will have the option to camp at the site for free with all the necessary facilities at hand. You can join different activities such as a flea market with handicrafts, yoga sessions and a drumming circle.

The venue, Eleouthkia Park, is located very close to Paphos airport, easily accessible from all cities, offering the best surrounding for the weekend! Beautiful gardens, a pool, a playground for the kids, shady areas and of course a huge dancefloor will make this year’s Reggae Sunjam Festival an unforgettable experience!

Directions: Just off the Paphos to Limassol highway at the Anarita/Airport junction.

 

TWO HORNS, TWO RHYTHM

Saturday 29 August 8.30pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Ioannou’s latest quartet line-up consists of two horns, a bass and drums. This chord-less line-up will present jazz standards from the American songbook, with the well-known musicians of the Cypriot jazz scene, Charis Ioannou (saxophones), Konstantinos Efraimidis (saxophone & clarinet), Greg Makamian (double bass) and Marios Spyrou (drums).

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.