Mediterranean Musical Traditions - Lo Cor De La Plana (France)
Starts at 20:00
In collaboration with and supported by the French institute in Cyprus
This amazing vocal ensemble from the Provence in the south of France uses a variety of percussion instruments. The five members sing exclusively in Occitan idiom, brought along by migrants from former French colonies in the Caribbean and Africa. Le Monde aptly described them as “an ensemble with crazy energy and a unique, intoxicating power”. The artists have toured in many European countries where their performances gained them highest acclaim from audience and critics.
Vocal artists: Manu Théron, Benjamin Novarino-Giana, Sébastien Spessa,
Denis Sampieri and Rodin Kauffman.
Mediterranean Musical Traditions - Flamenco Roots (Spain)
Starts at 20:30
Percussionist and composer Sergio Martinez presents a night of flamenco inspired by the thousand-year-old Andalusian tradition which combines music and dance. Four of the most significant artists of the genre join forces in a performance of sensitivity, emotional intensity, mastery, exaltation and extraordinary energy. The musicians combine some of the most ancient elements of Mediterranean music and dance traditions with modern forms of performance and composition. Dani de Morón: guitar. Rafael de Utera: vocals. Nino de los Reyes: dance. Sergio Martinez: percussion, artistic director.
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