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JAZZ THE GREEK WAY! Loukas Louka (piano) & Nicole Ardanitou (vocals)

October 4, 2023 8:00 pm

Nicole Ardanitou (vocals) and Loukas Louka (piano) present a mixture of Greek Jazz originals, as well as some modern Greek songs with a jazzy sound. Greek Jazz consists of original songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s and they are presented to the music-loving public of Cyprus in the way they were originally sung by voices such as Mary Lo, Zoe Kouroukli, Rena Vlachopoulou, etc. Among these songs there are well-known ones, such as ‘Sou sfirizo’ and ‘Ti ine afto pou to lene agapi’, but also various largely unknown ones. All the songs consist of Greek lyrics, are characterized by interesting jazz harmonies, melodies, and rhythms, and were played in a pure jazz style. In the last few decades though, some modern Greek songs have been composed that share some of the characteristics of the Greek jazz originals. At the same time, other musicians have tried to rearrange songs from other genres, giving them a rather jazzy sound. Presented by Music in the Mountains.

Wednesday 4 October 8pm, o Linós Ineia

Tickets: €15. Limited space in the dining room; pre-payment essential

Box Office: Tel: 96207351, buy online: HERE or Email: andrew@musicinthemountains.eu

Food & Accommodation: o Linós Ineia offers excellent pre-concert vegan meals and special event menu choices plus local craft beers, local wines, artisan gin and more. Reservations essential. Tel: 96207351. For meat-eaters, To Archontiko Tis Elenis Taverna offers traditional Cyprus cuisine in the village. Tel: 99876807. There is accommodation in the village and in Droushia, including Droushia Heights Hotel. Tel: 26332200.

Nicole Ardanitou (vocals) is a vocalist, songwriter and vocal coach born in Limassol, whose passion is to create and perform original music. Her style and inspiration emanate from jazz, alternative R & B and neo soul music, harmonically blending different sounds with a touch of mystique. Nicole released her first EP ‘Deep Blue Sea’ as a solo artist in 2015 and is currently working on her band’s first EP. Her band NABUMA has been active since 2018, performing in various music festivals, venues, and stages around the island. Nicole found herself and balance somewhere in between performance and music education, as teaching is an important part of her time and everyday life.

Loukas Louka (piano) is a Cypriot pianist and music teacher. He started studying classical piano from the age of 8. At the age of 22, he begun studying jazz piano with Cypriot jazz pianist Marios Toumbas and later he had lessons on jazz improvisation with Cypriot jazz guitarist Giannos Savvides. He participated for about two years in the Jazz Ensembles of the European University under the instruction of Marios Toumbas and also attended the Jazz Futures workshops that took place in Nicosia from 2008 until 2011, under the instruction of great jazz musicians from New York, such as Sacha Perry, Vahagn Hayrapetyan, Ari Roland and Chris Byars. In 2012, he gained the ALCM diploma in Jazz Piano of the London College of Music. Since then, he has performed as a member in several jazz combos during various events in Cyprus. Loukas is currently teaching music in elementary schools and performing jazz music in several jazz venues all around Cyprus.

o Linós is open, with appointment from 11am Saturday to Monday, last tables at 8pm, a vegan village kitchen for all food lovers. Founded in October, 2021 and situated in the heart of Ineia, celebrating the produce of Cyprus. Check out our rotating choices of dishes served in the format of meze. Reservations essential (24 hours) Tel: 96207351.

To Archontiko Tis Elenis, Ineia – For fish and meat-eaters, try the fresh, homemade traditional meals, including great potato chips and sheftalia. Family owned and run. See Google maps for reviews! Reservations essential. Tel: 99876807.

Accommodation is available in Ineia and nearby Droushia. Droushia Heights Hotel is a boutique landscape hotel with a small spa and gym. Tel: 26332200. Palates Droushia Village Hotel is a family run hotel with a choice of mountain and sea views with a quiet quality atmosphere in a natural setting. Tel: 99374165. Ktima 1937 Kannides is a traditional house that has been tastefully renovated and converted into a complex of five cosy apartments in Droushia. Tel: 99143495. Sappho Manor House offers traditional Apartments for rent, located in the centre of Droushia. Tel: 95102732.

Ineia is located in the Paphos region between Paphos and Polis. This picturesque village sits on the mountainous area of Laona at an altitude of 625M and affords stunning views across the Akamas Peninsula. Just 30Km north of Paphos, Ineia can be reached by following either the B7 route and then the E711, or taking the E709 and then the F708. The village originally takes its name from the word ‘ino  s’ – which was the word used by the Ancient Greeks for ‘wine’ – whilst its old-fashioned signs introduce it as ‘Oinia’, with the spelling of the village gradually changed to its current form over time. Nestled among vineyards, Ineia is one of the wine-grape growers of the area, and is included along the Laona-Akamas wine route. The village is also famous for its traditional handicraft of basket weaving, which is still practised in the original way. The baskets and other woven items are exhibited in a museum, whilst the breath-taking beauty of the area in general makes it popular for walks and photography, and is an inspiration for many artists.

Tickets: €15. Limited space in the dining room; pre-payment essential

Box Office: Tel: 96207351, buy online: HERE or Email: andrew@musicinthemountains.eu

Music in the Mountains was founded in 2005 by Pam Groves, Mike Groves and Andrew Oliver. It was created in order to present a wide range of high-quality concerts in all musical genres in the mountain villages in the Limassol and Paphos regions, including Lofou, Trimiklini, Silikou and Ineia as well as occasional events in Limassol and Paphos.

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October 4, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


o Linós Ineia
o Linós, Eleftherias, Ineia
Ineia, 8704
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