Fengaros Music Village 2020

Cyprus : Fengaros Music Village 2020

Fengaros Music Village returns to the village of Kato Drys this summer from the 23rd to the 28th of July, providing arts education through a series of music and theatre workshops. The workshops will take place daily during the morning and afternoon hours, filling the traditional Cypriot village with music and creativity. Attendees will be able to choose from nine workshops taught by industry professionals with expertise in fields ranging from jazz and popular music, to film scoring, to acting, and to non-western musical traditions. This year’s instructors will include artists from Cyprus, Spain, Greece, USA and Germany. Participating in Fengaros Music Village will expose attendees to a new network and community of artists. Now in its seventh edition, the event has become an institution and is one of the most important meetings on the island for musicians from Cyprus and abroad.

Throughout the years, Fengaros Music Village has functioned as the birthplace of many musical and artistic collaborations and projects. In recent years, participants have gone on to accomplish several music releases, numerous festival and concert performances in Cyprus and abroad, not to mention access to a nurturing networking pool of music and arts creatives based in Cyprus. Each year, a group of student participants form an ensemble under the guidance of the resident artist, and performs as the opening act of Fengaros Festival, an international open air music festival which takes place after Fengaros Music Village.

The aim of Fengaros Music Village is to foster productive knowledge and idea exchange between artists of varied backgrounds, including workshop instructors and participants alike. Each evening free concerts are available to the public followed by jam sessions in the village’s cafe. Moreover, it is of utmost importance that the creation of a long-lasting, hybrid artistic community, characterised by solidarity, both in the field of collective creativity and in the production and distribution of artistic work, is cultivated.

The Workshops:
Christos Rafalides (USA) - The Jazz Workshop
Reharmonisation and improvisational techniques, rhythmologies from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music and approaches for the new jazz standards

Stelios Xydias (Cyprus) - Elements of Drumming
Elements of drumming, techniques and aesthetics

Efrén López (Spain) - Beyond The West
Analysis, composition and improvisation in modal music from non-western traditions

Marios Takoushis (Cyprus) - Behind the Picture: Composing and Producing Music for Films, TV and Commercials
Composing for the moving image, contracts, analysis of storyboards and scripts

Stela Fyrogeni (Cyprus) - Theatre Workshop: The One, The Nobody and The Other
Acting and self-expression as the stage’s sole-actor

Babis Papadopoulos (Greece) - Stylistic Decisions in Orchestration
Orchestration for musicians, composers and songwriters

Christodoros Mnasonos (Cyprus) - Theory and Practice of Eastern Multimodal Music Traditions
Revitalising multimodal music traditions from the Balkans, Mediterranean and Middle East

Eleni Irakleous (Germany) - Cultivating Musicality through Singing
Group singing, vocal confidence, and embodied performance

Demetris Yiasemides & Eva Stavrou (Cyprus) - The Art of the Winds
Innovative and artistic techniques for wind instruments

Lefteris Moumtzis (Cyprus) - Being Present in Performance [Artist Residency]
Ensemble performance and skill-cultivating in limited time situations

More information and workshop descriptions, registration, accommodation and payment

Each Workshop Duration:
Around 30 hours, morning and afternoon sessions.

Cost of Participation:
€180 - Full-time participation in one workshop
€220 - Full-time participation in one workshop and five lunch meals

All registrations will receive a free three-day ticket (non-transferable) to Fengaros Festival

Free Camping (with showers and toilets)
Agroturistic Lodges available for renting

Refundable cancellation of registration until the 23rd of June 2020.

Sponsors: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, US Embassy Cyprus
Supporters: Community Council of Kato Drys, Embassy of Spain in Cyprus


From: Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
Until: Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
Time: All Day Event


Kato Drys
Larnaca Cyprus




Fengaros Music Village
Phone: 99735225

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