Windcraft Music Fest
Every August 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 Μusic 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.
In 2021, Windcraft returns to its musical nest - Katydata - after a year of forced absence, for three summer days filled with the sound of winds. Changing name and habits for a while, in order to adapt to the new circumstances, this year's seventh edition of the established music festival will include concerts and workshops for children and adults. The Windcraft Music Nest will take place on 6, 7 and 8 August 2021 and promises to offer magical moments of musical coexistence in a cosy and safe environment.
Windcraft Music Fest has been awarded the EFFE Label 2019-2020. 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.