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WINDCRAFT MUSIC FEST

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Every summer the tiny village of Katydata wakes up to the sound of winds! That’s when world music traditions and jazz, topped with some contemporary sounds, meet up at Windcraft Music Fest for a two-day music fiesta, in which the winds have the leading role; where tradition and modernity co-exist; where you can listen to good music and feel good cheer everywhere!

 

Windcraft Music Fest has been organised by the non-profit cultural association Windcraft Loud since 2014 in the village Katydata (Nicosia region, Cyprus) and aims in showcasing the musical work of local and international artists and in involving all visitors in the process of music creation through interaction. The festival focuses specifically on wind instruments and wind players, which are featured in different music styles and combinations.

In unique traditional settings of the Cypriot countryside, such as the yard of an old inn, an orchard, or picturesque village squares, local and international artists and bands present their original music projects, influenced by music traditions of the world.  Workshops, walks and other parallel activities invite participants of all ages to take part in the process of music creation and explore the village and its culture through a community building process.

Save the dates for
WINDCRAFT MUSIC FEST 10
13 & 14 July 2024

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Windcraft Music Fest is turning ten and is preparing a groovier-than-ever comeback to Katydata! Once more, the wind instruments take the lead and promise to offer moments of excitement, relaxation, endless dance and heartfelt community bonding in a music festival where tradition meets modernity.

What to expect? Mesmerizing jazz, contemporary music infused by folk traditions, a mixture of acoustic and electronic sounds, powerful Balkan and techno brass bands that will make you move, electrifying funky beats, atmospheric sunset ragas, interdisciplinary performances, an exciting combination of music & storytelling, a DIY saxophone quartet and so much more!

Get ready for a fascinating musical weekend for the whole family in the beautiful countryside of the Solea valley and enjoy truly amazing musical suggestions, while discovering the rich cultural heritage of the area and engaging in an inclusive community-building process.

What’s even more exciting? You can participate actively in the process of music-making through workshops offered for free: a 4-day seminar on makam music, an improvisation workshop for all, tin whistle playing and traditional tsiattista singing, a demonstration of how to create a pithkiavli-flute, fun artistic activities for kids and other.

If you are more interested in relaxing, you can grab a book by a Cypriot author from our “Armarouthkia” literary corner, join a morning yoga session or an interactive walk in the village, visit our thematic exhibition, or just chill with a refreshing drink and a yummy bite.

 

See you in Katydata on 13&14 July 2024 to celebrate 10 years of Windcraft Music Fest!

The ninth edition of Windcraft Music Fest took place on 22 and 23 July 2023. With an international line-up that included acts from Cyprus, Germany, France, Italy, Greece and Latvia, it welcomed everyone to the dancefloor. Next to the concerts, the festival included an interactive parallel programme with music and arts workshops for children and adults, interactive walks and more. Part of the festival was the artistic residency "People of the Wind: Bridging the sounds of the East and West", which is funded by EFFEA.

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Windcraft Music Fest has been awarded the EFFE Label 2024-2025. The EFFE Label is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals showing their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness.  More information about the label and the criteria can be found here.

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