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ARCHIVE 2017-18



in concerts


Zentralkapelle Berlin and the Windcraft Band have a long story of uniting different cultures through their music. They first came together for two performances in Cyprus in October 2015 and repeated the same show in July 2016 in Berlin.  For the third time, the two wind bands are ready to perform a diverse musical programme – from German Blasmusik, funky and pop pieces to some latin and traditional tunes – bringing people closer through the sound of their winds.   


About the Zentralkapelle Berlin

In the beginning we were just friends – then we became an orchestra: Zentralkapelle Berlin is a concert band with a broad repertoire of music.

Since 2002 we follow the same procedure as every year: Throughout the year we enjoy playing at street festivals, private or public parties, art exhibitions or movie and theatre projects, and especially enjoy the sound of coins dropping into the strategically placed trumpet case. Once a year, all that practice, and quite a share of the coins from the trumpet case, culminate in the big formal “Traditional Summer Concert”, which we perform at luxurious concert halls like the Berlin Philharmonie, each year again winning the enthusiasm of the spoiled Berlin audience. At these concerts, up to 60 musicians with their woodwind, brass and percussion instruments fill the stage to its maximum capacity.

With our occasional tours to Sweden, Cyprus, Saxony, the Southwest of Germany, and Brandenburg over and over again, we contribute our share to international understanding. But wherever we play, one thing is guaranteed: at the very end, we will play the same piece. Every time.


About the Windcraft Band

Around twenty enthusiastic musicians from around the world met in 2013 in Nicosia and formed the Windcraft Band.  Since then, the band has performed in many big festivals, smaller venues and outdoor events all over Cyprus. This multicultural group celebrates their passion for music and fills up the city and village squares with their powerful brass sound. Funky and latin grooves make space to elegant swing pieces, rock sounds to traditional Greek and Balkan tunes, and everything blends to create a magical atmosphere, the way it always happens when people join their breaths and voices… 


The Zentralkapelle Berlin and the Windcraft Band will perform together at the following events:


Friday 29th September 2017, 20:30

Nicosia Festival, Faneromeni Square, Nicosia


Saturday 30th September 2017, 19:00

Oktoberfest Light by the Cypriot-German Cultural Association, Goethe-Institut Nicosia


Sunday 1st October 2017, 20:00

Pafos 2017, Medieval Castle Square, Pafos


The Zentralkapelle Berlin will also have a concert in the village Lemona, in Pafos,on Monday 2nd October 2017 at 18:00, in the framework of Pafos2017.


Free entrance to all concerts.

Information: Windcraft Loud, 22-377748,






Giannis Koutis & Giannis Papatzanis

Wed. 25th October 2017


The sounds of Crete blend each other with the voices of Cyprus having as common ground the Modal Music of the Eastern Mediterranean.


Giannis Koutis (Oud, Voice, Duduk) and Yiannis Papatzanis (Percussions, Voice) come together on stage for the first time performing both known traditional tunes of the Eastern Mediterranean and original compositions as well filtered through a modern perception for traditional music. It is about a musical result which proves and highlights the many common elements which connect the cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean.



Giannis Koutis: Oud, Vocals, Duduk

Yiannis Papatzanis: Percussions, Vocals


Wednesday 25 October 2017, 20:30

Windcraft Music Centre

Concert fee: 7 euro

Reservations: 22 377748,




© DEF Media GmbH

© DEF Media GmbH


Film screening 

Tuesday 14th November 2017


In the framework of the Weeks of German Language, the Goethe-Institut Cyprus and Windcraft organise a screening of the film B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989 (Director: Jörg A. Hoppe, Heiko Lange, Klaus Maeck, Miriam Dehne, b/w and colour, 92 min., 2014/15)


The British musician, label owner and military fetishist Mark Reeder from Manchester had a fascination for electronic music (Tangerine Dream), which brought him to Berlin at the end of the 70s. Apparently – and luckily! – everything he experienced was filmed. Mark Reeder is the host and presenter of this journey back into dilapidated West Berlin at the end of the Cold War.


B-MOVIE: LUST & SOUND IN WEST-BERLIN (1979 – 1989) is not so much a documentary as it is a refined account compiled from documentary material, agreeably put together by Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck and Heiko Lange and made into a new whole. A decade of West Berlin subculture in original footage, breathtakingly edited.


"...this place will never exist anymore. It has disappeared. With this film I am taking you with me on my very own journey through the eild West Berlin of the 80s".


The film is in German and English language, with English subtitles.


Tuesday 14 November 2017, 20:30

Free entrance

Windcraft Music Centre

27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia




Street Festival

Sunday 29th October 2017


With a diverse programme we will open the celebrations for the "Weeks of the German Language" oragnised by the Embassies of the german speaking countries and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus! Join us on Sunday, 29th October 2017 from 10:00-14:00 at Faneromeni Square.

This year, the festival includes a rich musical programme! PIRIPIRI will take the younger guests on a journey with a selection of well-known children songs and invite them to participate in a sing along. The captivating interpretations of the djembe group BOOMBIDA, the Windcraft Junior Band as well as the Windcraft Band will echo funky tunes in the Faneromeni Square!

Take part in ad hoc German lessons, enjoy the culinary delights on offer and find out about studying in the German-speaking countries. For sure you shouldn’t miss the unique opportunity to experience the oldest Swiss national sport!


Sunday 29th October 2017, 10:00-14:00

Faneromeni Square, Nicosia

Free entrance




Sunday 3rd December 2017


Windcraft Band and the Windcraft Juniors will participate at the annual traditional German Christmas Fayre, organised by the Cypriot-German Cultural Association on Sunday 3rd December at the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia.


​Accompanied by the Windcraft Band and the Windcraft Juniors​ with German Christmas music, everyone is invited to enjoy German sausages, tasty waffles, the well-known Glühwein (mulled wine), different kinds of German beer and many other delicacies that will be offered by different suppliers. The programme of the event also includes a storytale narration by Dimitris Baslam, Christmas Workshops for kids and a visit by the Santa Claus.​


Traditional Christmas treats like Lebkuchen and Stollen brought directly from Germany will be available at the event at affordable prices. Visitors will also find a huge variety of special, handmade gifts and traditional German Christmas ornaments.


As every year, the Association will contribute part of its net income to two charities of our country.


The event is supported by the Goethe-Institut Cyprus and is part of the events of "Weeks of the German Language."

Sunday 3 December 2017, 15:00-20:00

Free entrance

Goethe-Institut Nicosia

21 Markos Drakos Av., 1102 Nicosia


URIEL HERMAN solo in concert

jazz-rock influenced piano music from Israel

Thursday 4 December 2017


Uriel Herman (30), classically trained pianist and composer, operates on the seam between jazz and rock and his music is also influenced by classical music and Israeli sounds. Over the past two years, Uriel has been travelling around the world from Europe to Asia, preforming on major festivals and venues such as Festival jazz sous les pommiers (Coutances, FR), Duc de Lombards (Paris, FR), Festival Nuits du Sud (Vence, FR), Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival (Amersfoort, Netherlands), Taichung Jazz Festival, Taichung Opera House (Taichung, Taiwan), The Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), The Chengdu Concert Hall (China), Folkove prazdniny Festival (Namest, CZ), Jazzinec Festival (Trutnov, CZ), Jazzmeile Thüringen Festival (Weimar, Germany) Red Sea Jazz Festival (Eilat), International showcase festival IL, Tel Aviv Jazz Festival (Israel) and more.


In his Solo Piano, Uriel goes back to his roots, playing his original compositions and gives special interpretation to rock songs using classical elements and the freedom of Jazz.


“Classical music and classical playing are still very close to my heart, but what was missing was the freedom, the freedom to break free from the form…the freedom to improvise…to express…” During his visit to Costa Rica, Herman participated in a shaman ceremony that lasted all night long. It was in the wake of this experience that Uriel wrote “White night”, a kind of jazz rhapsody, a work based on classical form and elements, but with much room for freedom: “Those spaces that interest me on the stage are the musical domains where you have no idea what it will sound like. Music is the art of time…It takes place within time…It must change and be dynamic,” declares Herman.


Experience a live performance of “one of the brightest and most original pianists and composers of the younger generation” on 14th December 2017 at Windcraft.


Thursday 14th December 2017, 20:30

Windcraft Music Centre

27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia


Ticket: €10 (€8 for Windcraft Loud members)

Reservations – Presale: 22-377748


Supported by the Embassy of Israel in Cyprus





Sunday 17th December 2017


Windcraft's students invite you to their annual winter concert, on Sunday 17th December 2017.

Come follow us on a Winter Wonderland!


Two shows, at 16:00 and 18:00.


Free entrance!


Saturday 10th March 2018

European University of Cyprus

The Young Volunteers organise a talent show for children on Saturday 10th March 2018 at the European University of Cyprus. Because every kid hides a talent!

Enjoy a show by the talented members of the Young Volunteers Choir and Mikaella Hadjiefrem, the Lakatamia Gymnasium, the Music Moments Studio, the Windcraft Junior Band, the Engomi B' Primary School, the Pernera Primary School and many more!



Saturday 10 March 2018, 18:00-20:00

Free entrance for children, €5 for adults

European University of Cyprus



Clarinet & Guitar Duo

Saturday 17 March 2018, 8 p.m.

Constantinos Efraimidis | Markos Triantafyllides


Windcraft Loud is celebrating two years of existence and is inviting all its members to a concert with Constantinos Efraimidis (clarinet) and Markos Triantafyllides (guitar). The new duo aims to promote traditional music from around the world. Currently they present a programme which gives emphasis on Argentine tango, Brazilian, Spanish and Greek music.


Marcos Triantafyllides is a classical guitarist who specializes in Argentine Tango, Brazilian and Spanish music. He studied music at the World Music Department of the Conservatory of Rotterdam (Codarts), in the Netherlands.


Constantinos Efraimidis a classically trained clarinetist who is currently continuing his music studies in Jazz Performance under the instruction of saxophonist Charis Ioannou at the University of Nicosia. He has been a member of the State Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra of Thessaloniki, the Symphonic Orchestra of Aristotle and the Concert Band of Sindos. Since moving to Cyprus, he has become an active member of the local music scene. He is a member of the Avanti Crossover Symphonic Orchestra, a member of the Steppin’ out Jazz Trio with Alice Ayvazian (voice) and Dimitris Miaris (piano), and with a gypsy jazz band: The Hot Club of Cyprus, with which he performed in 2017 the Windcraft Music Fest.


The concert will take place on Saturday 17th March 2018 at 8 p.m. at the Windcraft Music Centre, following the General Assembly and Elections of the new Board of Directors of the NGO “Windcraft Loud” (at 6p.m.), to which all existing and new members are invited.


General entrance: €5.

Free entrance for all Windcraft Loud members.


Saturday 17th March 2018

18:00-19:30 (General Assembly)

20:00-21:00 (Concert)


Windcraft Music Centre

27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia




Saturday 17th March 2018, 18:00


Are you curious to find out about Windcraft Loud’s activities in the last two years? Would you like to support our organisation by becoming a member? Or would you even be interested in joining the team and getting involved in the action? Then join the General Assembly and the Board Elections of Windcraft Loud, which  is going to take place on Saturday 17th March 18:00 – 19:30 at the Windcraft Music Centre (27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia).


(*Only members who have renewed their membership have the right to vote. The annual membership fee for Windcraft Loud is 10 euro.)


The general assembly will be followed by a short reception and a tango concert with musicians Constantinos Efraimides (clarinet) and Markos Triantafyllides (guitar), free for all members.


Saturday 17th March 2018

18:00-19:30 (General Assembly)

20:00-21:00 (Concert)


Windcraft Music Centre

27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia

Information: 22-377748


Saxophone and piano recital with Christos Zenios & Marianna Georgiou

Friday 13th April 2018


Windcraft Loud presents Christos Zenios (saxophone) and Marianna Georgiou (piano) in a recital dedicated to Nuevo Tango, with works by Astor Piazzolla and Trevor Hold.


Nuevo Tango is a new form of tango, that began to develop in the 1980s and has to do with the incorporation of new elements such as jazz, into traditional tango music. The recital will include famous tunes by PIazzolla, such as Oblivion, Fracanapa, Street Tango and Invierno Porteno and a piece by Trevor Hold that combines the essence of both the Tango and the Charleston dances to create a superb, entertaining two movement work for Alto Saxophone and Piano. The programme will conclude with the famous Histoire du Tango for Soprano Saxophone and piano.


Friday 13th April  2018, 20:30


Concert fee: 10 euro / 7 euro (students and Windcraft Loud members)

Reservations necessary at 22-377748



Windcraft Music Centre

27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia

Information: 22-377748



Concert with Giannis Koutis & Zacharias Spyridakis

Sunday 22nd April 2018, 20:30


The sounds of Crete blend each other with the voices of Cyprus having as common ground the Modal Music of the Eastern Mediterranean. Zacharias Spyridakis (Lyra, Voice) and Giannis Koutis (Oud, Voice) come together on stage performing original compositions of theirs filtered through a modern perception for traditional music and known traditional tunes of the Eastern Mediterranean traditions. It is about a musical result which highlights and at the same time proves the many common elements which connect the cultures of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.


Giannis Koutis: Oud, Vocals

Zacharias Spyridakis: Lyra, Vocals


A one and only performance in Nicosia

Concert fee: €10 / €7 (for students and members of Windcraft Loud)

Reservations: 22 377748,


Windcraft Music Centre (27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015)



with El Pap Chico (GR)

Monday the 23rd April 2018


Windcraft Loud and Cyprus Beatbox present a dynamic Human Beatbox Masterclass with the professional beatboxer El Pap Chico, creator of Beatbox Greece, οn Monday 23rd April at  20.00. 


A day dedicated to the art of human beatbox for youngsters and adults. Learn more about the music of the human mouth through the presentation of techniques for beginners and advanced musicians. Produce your first sounds and watch the live demonstration of El Pap Chico and some of the best Cypriot beatboxers. Experiment and try out your skills through beatbox games, by learning the alphabet of the newest international communication code.  


Learn about the history and the evolution of this art, as well as the relationship of beatbox with the musical instruments. Enjoy the impressive performance that will follow the beatbox workshop, where the secrets of making music with the human mouth will be revealed. The event is an open call for a gathering of everyone that is interested in human beatbox in Cyprus.


El Pap Chico (Vasilis Papoulias) is the inspirer of Beatbox Greece and member of the group Word of Mouth. He has participated twice in final rounds of the International Beatbox Championship representing Greece and he has been judge in international beatbox battles. In the last 25 years he has been dealing with expression and communication through the art of human beatbox and he is curating a series of beatbox seminars for children and adults on the topic of the art of making music with the human mouth.


Monday 23th April  2018, 20:00

Windcraft Music Centre

27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia

Entrance: 5 euro

Information at 22-377748 and Cyprus Beatbox









4 - 6 May 2018, Pera Oreinis


Τhe Windcraft Band and the Windcraft Juniors will participate at the 1st Cyprus Accordion Festival which will take place from the 4th until the 6th of May 2018 in the village Pera Orinis.


The festival will include concerts, seminars and workshops for all music lovers, accordion fans and performers and any professionals and amateur musicians. The activities are attractive for both kids and adults.


The main goal of the Accordion Festival is to create awareness and educate people about this wonderful musical instrument. Through the various seminars and concerts organized all attendees and participants will have the opportunity to come in contact with the history, the music and in general the instrument of the accordion, as well as listen to Accordion Music by the very best in the field.


* During the festival, the Windcraft Band will perform a special programme featuring Angelos Doukas on accordion, on Saturday 5th May at 21:15. On the same day at 20:30, the Windcraft Junior Band will join their winds  with the voices of the Young Volunteers Choir. *


For more Info and registrations for the Seminars-Workshops visit the Festival's website:,

Facebook: Cyprus Accordion Festival/Φεστιβάλ Ακορντεόν Κύπρου, 

Email: or at 99171752.

19 - 20 May 2018, Akropolis Park - NICOSIA


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The journey to the magic world of books continues. Nicosia Book Fest will be with us again, on the 19th and 20th of May, promising two full interesting days.


As in the two previous years, the all-green park of Akropolis in Nicosia, fills with books and many activities focusing on the book- reading audience. This year, three different stages will host special discussions and presentations with authors from Cyprus and abroad, other exciting activities and games for our little friends, music performances and more.


The first day of the festival will end with the music performance of the Windcraft Band, presented by the Goethe-Institut Zypern ! Enjoy on Saturday 19th May at 21:00 on the main stage our very own wind band in a fun repertoire with funk and latin tunes

Information about the festival


When: 19 & 20 May (10:00am – 10:00pm)

Where: Akropolis Park in Nicosia

Facebook: NicosiaBookFest


Sunday 3rd June 2018, 4 - 7p.m | Windcraft Music Centre

Balkan Music Workshop with Giannis Diskos

Windcraft Loud is proud to present a workshop for all instruments with saxophonist and clarinetist Giannis Diskos (Imam Baildi, Chouska Ensemble) on Balkan music!

Join a 3-hour session on Sunday 3rd June, 4-7p.m., at Windcraft Music Centre and find out more about phrasing, groove and improvisation in the exciting music tradition of the Balkans.

Participation fee: €15 per session (€10 Windcraft Loud members)
Information/Reservations: 22-377748

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