For the first time in Cyprus, unique concerts devoted entirely to Blues music, will shortly be performed in Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos as ‘Story of The Blues’ highlights at this year’s Kypria International Festival.
The concerts promise a rich, fascinating and sentimental musical journey, taking the audience through various regions, eras and sounds of the Blues – a journey that began over a century ago and is still going strong.
Leading local blues band ‘The Zilla Project’ will be joined on stage by four special guest musicians from Greece, including acclaimed pan-European Blues veteran Elias Zaikos, founder and inspiration behind this project, the magical voice of Jenny Kapadai, as well as Charis Kapetanakis and Yannis Economides on horns.
Zaikos is recognised as the most important Blues musician in Greece.
At the helm of the legendary band Blues Wire, he has collaborated with many of the biggest names in the world Blues scene including Albert King, John Hammond, Otis Rush, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Katie Webster, Larry Garner and Carey Bell.
His personal work together with that of Blues Wire encompasses 14 albums and a double live DVD.
- Cypriot band ‘The Zilla Project’ rock Geneva (PICTURES)
- The Zilla Project live at Central Stage!
- The Zilla Project LIVE + DJ set
The programme of the concert begins in Mississippi at the dawn of the 19th century, gradually taking audiences into the Blues of 1930s New Orleans, 50s Chicago, 60s England, 70s Texas, 80s Boston and finally international Blues of the past 35 years.
Before and during the concerts audiences will enjoy audio-visuals in the form of video projections and slides relating to the places, musicians, and legends of the Blues.
Three unique live concerts will be taking place at 8.30pm on September 13 (Nicosia), 14 (Limassol) and 16 (Paphos).
Tickets are available at www.tickethour.com.cy and at ACS Couriers shops all over Cyprus. For more information, call 70002212.
Wednesday, September 13 at Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia
Thursday, September 14 at Pattihio Municipal Theatre, Limassol
Saturday, September 16 at Tala Amphitheatre, Paphos
(Photo by Alex Scott Photography)