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May 11, 2023 8:00 pm

Macumba was born in Cyprus. This excellent band moves towards Latin Jazz and World Music directions and paths. The collaboration between Elias Ioannou (trumpet), Giorgos Morfitis (keyboard), Rodrigo Caceres (bass) and Rodos Panayiotou (drums) brings a new air to the music scene of the island. Afro Cuban and Brazilian rhythms and colours get blended through a modern jazz aesthetic and the result is recorded in the album Como Jugando which was released in 2019. Macumba have presented their frenzy dance jazz music in various festivals and concerts with great success in Cyprus and abroad such as: UNESCO’s Gardens of Sound Music Festival in Poland, ATJF Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, Windcraft Festival, Rialto World Music Festival, Aglajazz Festival and more. The band has collaborated with prominent personalities of the European Jazz and World Music scene, including Nils Fischer and Alberto Caisedo. Presented by Music in the Mountains.

Tickets: €15

Box Office: Tel: 97898997 or buy online: HERE

Giorgos Morfitis (keyboards) was born in Limassol and started his classical music training from the early age of 6. He was introduced to Jazz Music at Nakas Music School in Athens, Greece. Soon after he studied at I.S.A Conservatory of Havana in Cuba, focusing on classical music composition, arranging and Jazz / Latin Performance. In 2004 he specialised in Latin Jazz Music at Codarts Conservatory of Rotterdam in Holland, obtaining a B.A and a M.A. In 2012, he moved to Madrid to teach modern music at Gredos College and Katarina Gurska Conservatory. George has participated in well-known European Festivals such as North Sea Jazz Festival Round Town, Madrid Jazz Festival, Paradise Place Jazz Festival, at the national T.V. of Madrid etc. He finally returned to Cyprus participating regularly in different music projects.

Elias Ioannou (trumpet) was born in Limassol. He studied at Codarts University in Rotterdam, specialising in jazz trumpet. He has shown up in concerts all across Europe, Holland and Cyprus highlighting the North Sea Jazz Rotterdam Festival in which he performs up to three times. In the meanwhile, he attended several master classes with world famous musicians such as Barry Harris, Joshua Redman, Snarky Puppy, Aaron Parks and was introduced to Latin Improvisations alongside the great trumpeter Amik Querra. In recent years he has been touring within Holland, recording with different jazz, latin, reggae and pop bands. Finally, he ended up in his country of origin, to teach trumpet and work in different musical projects.

Rodrigo Caceres (bass) is a Chilean bassist, well-known in the latin-jazz, flamenco and world music scene internationally. He performs and organises seminars across Europe, Latin America and Sri Lanka, able to appeal a multitude of audiences ranging latin, jazz, flamenco, pop, afro, funk and reggae. During his long-term stay in Spain, he collaborated with Rubem Dantas, percussionist of Paco de Lucia and Chick Corea and appeared in big festivals: Jazz Almuñecar, Espantapitas, Etnomusic, Sonderos etc. Significantly renowned in the Spanish music scene, he has recorded nine albums and plays alongside prestigious musicians such as Diego Guerrero, Chano Dominguez, Dan Ben Lior, Puchero del Hortelano, Maui etc. In Greece, he performed in Akropol Theatre and Yakinthia Festival with Oscar de los Reyes, Eleni Giannopoulou and Christo Tzifaki. In Cyprus he performed in Pattihio Theatre next to the Italian pianist Joe Diverio and records for Andrea’s Georgiou album. Currently, he is preparing seminars, projects as well as his own music album.

Rodos Panagiotou (drums, percussion) is a well-known Cypriot drummer, coming from a family of musicians. He performed on stage at the early age of 10. After studying for several years at the Conservatories of Greece and Rotterdam, he specialised in Latin-Jazz and World Music and set up the Brazilian Percussion Group Batukinio, performing for the first time at the opening of Cyprus Small Countries Games. During the last 10 years, Rodos has been teaching at the European University of Cyprus and University of Nicosia. He has performed with Blue Wire, New Dimensions and also recorded and toured with well-known composer Andreas Georgiou in Cyprus and Europe. Rodos has collaborated with significantly important musicians such as: Hernan Romero, Giorgos Dalaras, Marios Fragkoulis, Kostas Makedonas, Debora Meyers, Pantelis Thalassinos, Dimitris Mpassis, Glykeria, Stratos Kyrpios, Anagnostakis and Stefanos Korkollis.

Food & Accommodation: John’s Restaurant, is open 9am – 11pm every day, offering traditional Cyprus taverna cuisine and international dishes. Tel: 25432212. Caffè Marcelletti, right next door, is open from 6.30am – 9am every day. Tel: 97898997. There is ample accommodation in the surrounding area, including The New Okella Hotel Saittas. Tel: 99656127.

Information: www.musicinthemountains.eu. Facebook: @musicmountainscyprus, @JRTrimiklini, @newokellainn

Tickets: €15

Box Office: Tel: 97898997 or buy online: HERE

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May 11, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


John’s Restaurant Trimiklini
John's Restauarant
Trimiklini, Cyprus
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