‘Fengaros’ Music Festival
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Independent production teams Louvana from Lefkosia and Ypogeia Skini from Lemesos are organising a very special festival this September. The festival, which was organised for mid-July and was postponed due to the July 11th incident, it’s gonna take place at the old mountain village of Lofou, in the Lemesos district and it will last for two days.
Artists / Program
There will be 3 live groups performing at the festival, 2 from Greece and 1 from Cyprus.
Thanasis Papakonstantinou, 9:30p.m.
Thanasis has written and produced some of the best music, Greek discography has to offer in the last 20 years. He is a magnificent songwriter and lyricist whose songs have been performed by such important singers as Socratis Malamas, Melina Kana, Giannis Aggelakas and the late Nikos Papazoglou.
His latest album ‘O Elahistos Eaftos’ (Inner Ear 2011), which is promoting on this tour is doing brilliantlys. He visited Cyprus back in March (another promotion of Louvana), played four sold out shows, had a great time and now he is back with a much larger (10 piece) group for more. Their live appearances are always unforgettable. Liveliness, dancing and improvisation are some of the things you should expect.
Mode Plagal, 7:30p.m.
Many still are reminiscing the amazing time they had at Mode Plagal’s last show in Cyprus in 2008. They, also have released a new album last year called Stin Koilia tou Kitous (Lyra 2010). In the past, they have been named one of the best ethnic groups in Europe. But they are not just that. Mode Plagal have created their own music idiom. An idiom with references to traditional music and lyrics, byzantine modes, funk rhythms and endless other musical elements that don’t belong to a certain style. We’ve seen them several times in Cyprus especially around the turning of the century. These days they are all busy performing with various other projects like Malamas, Himerini Kolymvites, Martha Frintzila, Chainides e.t.c. At Lofou they will be united and they will fill the space with their unique groovy sounds.
J.Kriste, Master of Disguise Saturday 6:30p.m.
Lefteris Moumtzis’ band has played live extensively last season, mainly in Lefkosia in places like Antonaki’s Music Hall and The Weaving Mill, gaining a substantial fan base. Their critically acclaimed album ‘Girls, Ghosts and Gods’ (Puzzlemusik 2009) is a current favorite for local fans of this scene. It has been chosen as one of the best of the year by Greek magazines and webzines in 2009. Folk – rock – psychedelic compositions that take you places, with various alternations are some of the ingredients of the band’s sound. They will perform songs from the album and new numbers from their forthcoming albu, expected for release towards the end of the year.
The program will be enriched by the sounds of DJ Tony Cusack who is going to spin selections from his large vinyl selection.
The event starts at 5pm. There will be food and drink sold at the festival site. Also there will be a record stall with CDs from the artists that are performing and more.
In Lofou as well as in nearby villages there’s a limited number of rooms for rent. There will also be a limited space for camping at the church of Profitis Ilias at the entrance of the village.
More info at facebook.com/louvana.
25 euros pre-sale, 30 euros at the door
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