Bring on the live music! Bars, cafes, Christmas events and restaurants invite musicians to celebrate the festive season. Limassol bar Sto Dromo has its own special event planned for this week as it will present the Ermis Michail-Electric World performance on Thursday at 8.30pm.
Electric World features seven musicians from Cyprus presenting new material by acclaimed guitarist Michail. This electro-acoustic ensemble, which includes vocals, two saxophones, trumpet, electric guitar, electric bass and drums, delivers a programme of original compositions as well as arrangements of folk music from Cyprus, Greece and other neighbouring countries. Accompanying Ermis is Vasiliki Anastasiou, Charis Ioannou, Marios Charalambous, Elias Ioannou, Andreas Rodosthenous and Omiros Miltiadous.
The musicians have a jazz background but also experiment with different sonic flavours, merging elements of modern western music and world music. The group approaches the pieces as a platform of improvisation combining effect units with acoustic and electric instruments, creating an ambient but energetic vibe with hooks and powerful atmospherics.
Blending traditional melodies from Cypriot heritage and neighbouring areas with elements of western harmony and modern textures of our time, the music of Ermis Michail brings out a fresh and unique approach to some familiar Mediterranean themes.
The Electric World brings together some of the most active musicians of the island with different musical backgrounds, each one adding a unique voice to the project. Through original arrangements, improvisation and interaction, each musician has the freedom to add their own viewpoint of the music performed making each concert an unrepeatable experience, respecting the tradition with a forward-looking view.
Live music with Ermis Michael, Vasiliki Anastasiou, Charis Ioannou, Marios Charalambous, Elias Ioannou, Andreas Rodosthenous and Omiros Miltiadous. December 23. Sto Dromo, Limassol. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 99-995400, 25-357777