Year in Review: 2016

    Year in Review - What happened in 2016

    This year has been another productive year for the non-profit record label, Louvana Records. It was, perhaps, its most successful year in its 7-year-long course in the cypriot music scene.

    Lefkosia Loop Festival 2016

    Lefkosia Loop Festival 2016 took place on the 5th and 6th of January 2016, celebrating its 5th birthday and hosting twelve acts from Cyprus, Greece, England and Poland for a crowd of more than 300 viewers. The festival is unique in its kind in that it has been offering an exclusive preview of the live-looping technique every year since its begginings.

    Watch videos from this year's festival below:

    Interview with Davide De Rose and Colin Somervell | Fengaros Music Village 2015

    Anastasia Prokopi Taki talks with Davide De Rose and Colin Somervell about their workshop at Fengaros Music Village 2015

    Anastasia Prokopi Taki asks...

    Bearing in mind the spirit of discipline that one needs to demonstrate within a group or ensemble, in which way can spontaneity be beneficial in a group workshop like the one you are offering in this year's Music Village? Also, can spontaneity be disorienting in the group context of the workshop?

    This workshop will show it's benefits after it has come to pass. Spontaneity will be beneficial in the future as a result of disciplines learned, practiced and applied during the workshop. Once solid foundations are analysed and understood we can give ourselves the freedom to be spontaneous. The musicians are being asked to undergo training that will help them to be spontaneous in future. Being spontaneous in a collaborative creation of music requires the ability to hear the sound made by the entire group as one, and not to be lost in one's own part and, most importantly, not to be lost in one's…

    Fengaros Music Village 2014 - a short documentary

    Fengaros Music Village 2014 - a short documentary

    Louvana Records in collaboration with ArTree, the organising team behind Music Village in Greece, organised the first Fengaros Music Village in July 2014, in the village of Kato Drys in the Larnaca District, Cyprus.

    With 9 workshops for music and theatre, the organisation was very successful in creating an incredible vibe around the village, in providing a new platform for alternative education, but also in forming long-term relationships/partnerships between the people that attended.

    We'd like to thank Michalis Kalopedis of Zedem Media for shooting/directing this short documentary, the Ministry of Culture and Education, the Cyprus Music Information Centre, and the Council of Kato Drys for their constant support.

    But most of all, a big thank you to all of the educators and participants, without whom this week would not have been so special.