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14.03.2009 Opening Ceremony / Cyprus Big Band

The Cyprus Big Band will present the program ‘Sounds of Cinema’ for the opening of the ‘Cyprus Film Days’ 2009 Festival.

Musicians:

Charis Ioannou – Alto Sax (Artistic leader)
George Krasides – Tenor Sax
Yannis Miralis – Baritone Sax
Mike Michael – 1st trumpet
Christos Loizides – 2nd trumpet
Constantinos Constantinou – Trombone
Christos Yerolachitis – Piano
Gabriel Karapatakis – Bass
Rodos Panagiotou – Drums

Vocal soloist: Ioanna Troullidou

Background

Cyprus Big Band is the first jazz orchestra in Cyprus, founded by the association Jeunesses Musicales Cyprus and supported by the European University of Cyprus. Its mission is to promote, preserve and perform jazz and latin music in Cyprus, to contribute to the musical infrastructure of local cultural life and present it overseas. The orchestra members are distinguished performers, graduates of famous American and European music schools. The orchestra is a typical Little Big Band and consists of Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones, two Trumpets, a Trombone, a Piano, a Bass and Drums. Its repertoire is based on the historical development of American and European jazz and latin music and covers all its stages and styles from the beginning of the 20th century until today. It aspires to become the National Jazz Orchestra of Cyprus.



20 & 21.03.2009
Presentation: Making of: Waltz with Bashir

In the context of Cyprus Film Days Festival’s parallel activities, a very important presentation will be organized in which Tal Gadon, the leading animator of the award winning film Waltz with Bashir, will present the creative process and the animation techniques that were used in the making of the film. This presentation is organized with the cooperation of Media Desk Cyprus.

The two presentations are open for the public and the entrance is free.

The program of the presentations is as follows:

Lemesos
ΤΕPΑΚ – Peukios Georgiades Amphitheatre
Friday 20.3.2009 / 14:00 – 16:00

Nicosia
ARTOS Cultural Foundation
Saturday 21.3.2009 / 10:00 – 12:00


21.03.2009 Marios Takoushis presents: QuadroFunk at TRITOS, Pantheon


21.03.2009 TAT-TNABAR Live at RIALTO

TAT-TNABAR is a powerfull group of percussionists, made of 15 talented professionals in the field of percussion and music. This group was established in Cyprus by Lefteris Moschovias during the summer of 2000, and it’s goal is to explore music expression away from the usual musical paths and by utilizing unusual instruments.

TAT-TNABAR is the only percussion group in Cyprus which participates in various festivals abroad, accompanying well-known DJs like Tiesto, Sasha, Robbie Rivera, David Sieman, Nick Warren, Said Mourat and others.

They do performances and seminars regarding evolution of rhythm and sound from Paleolithic era up to this day, the era of electronic music.

TAT-TNABAR is famous in Cyprus and abroad as freestyle percussionists.