Friday 24 July
Martika's Kitchen Tala Paphos
Tickets: €25 including dinner
Reservations: Tel: 96134030
An evening of Motown, soul, pop, reggae, R&B, funk, salsa and dance club. Raphael Orlando Tate (born February 18, 1984) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. His debut single “With Every Beat of My Heart” (released in late 2017) peaked at number 25 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs in America. Raphael grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland with 10 siblings. Raphael’s musicality originated from his religious family background. He was inspired early on by his father Robert and his mother Patricia who lead worship services in their local network of churches. His father also played saxophone and sang professionally for R&B groups before devoting himself to the church as an assistant pastor. Music performance, evolved into Raphael's greatest passion. He joined marching band in high school, and learned how to read, write, arrange, and compose music. He started out as a percussionist and continued on to learn the tuba/sousaphone. Raphael excelled rapidly on the tuba. He accepted a music scholarship to attend Morgan State University in Baltimore County, Maryland. During this period, he was featured in the (2002) film Head of State performing with a brass band composed of his colleagues. After college Raphael travelled the world and eventually settled on the island of Cyprus. He lived there for several years while developing his craft and ultimately matured into an all around producer, singer, and bandleader. Eventually he was discovered by Eve Efrat (owner of Public Relations firm Arieli) and Jason Dauman.
Directions: The venue will be found in Tala village square, just north of Paphos. MARTIKA’S KITCHEN, 5 Platia Militides Stylianou, 8577 Tala, Paphos. Tel: 96134030. Facebook: @martikaskitchenpaphos.