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FROM PARIS WITH JAZZ: A journey of Jazz music from America to Paris of 1945

Alliance Française de Limassol in collaboration with the French Institute of Cyprus and sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, present the music performance “From Paris with Jazz” at Technopolis 20 garden.

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FROM PARIS WITH JAZZ: A journey of Jazz music from America to Paris of 1945

Time & Location

18 May, 20:00

Technopolis 20, Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Ave, Paphos, Cyprus

About the Event

Alliance Française de Limassol in collaboration with the French Institute of Cyprus  and sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, present the music performance “From Paris with Jazz” at Technopolis 20 garden, on Wednesday, 18th of May 2022, at 8pm.

During 1945, important American jazz composers (such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gilespie, Miles Davis) took refuge, from the racial discrimination in America, in France. This had as a result to meet other great musicians also persecuted from other countries but also French nationals (such as Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and more), all having as a common language the one of jazz music.

The concert will present the result of these meetings, the influence of French culture in its development and is addressed to an audience both familiar and not with jazz and “gypsy jazz” music, presenting hidden musical diamonds, the history of songs and the conditions that have been created.

Through the modern orchestrations that bridge the present with the past, and through a special music group where Cypriot virtuoso jazz musicians coexist, the concert presents the richness of jazz music and highlights the beauty of the musicians’coexistence of that time and their origin’s diversity. The concert aims also to show how a relatively free country like France and specifically Paris of 1945, by offering the security of free expression, was able to influence the artistic expression in the past and to be reflected today in Cyprus, and not only.

Musicians participating: Andreas Rodosthenous (arrangements, electrical bass), Ermis Michail (guitar), George Morfitis (keys), Nicole Ardanitou (vocals), Elias Ioannou (trumpet), Stelios Xydias (drums)

The concert will also take place on Friday, 20th of May 2022 at Synergio in Limassol.

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