Chunky Funky/16th Rialto World Music Festival
Chunky Funky band aims at involving the audience in the concert, not only as spectators, but also in the creative process of a live performance. A song called The Game gives the chance to the audience to get “their hands dirty”, perform with the band on stage and control the music. The conductor through hand gestures signals the parts of his choice to the Performers thus rearranging the music live on stage, making each song sound different in length, dynamics and structure with every performance. Words that describe the performance: danceable, uplifting, groovy and fun for all ages.
George Morfitis: conductor, keys, percussion, Elias Ioannou: trumpet
Harris Ioannou: tenor, baritone saxophone, Christos Zenios: tenor, baritone saxophone
Andreas Pantelis: keys, Ermis Michael: guitar, Rodrigo Caceres: electric bass
Andreas Stefanou: drums, Rodos Panayiotou: percussion
Chunky Funky band was created in August of 2019 by Giorgos Morfitis. All compositions are original composed and arranged by him in the style of Funk, based on Funky music of the 70’s and 80’s with a very light touch of jazz vocabulary and a more noticeable modern Soul sound. The performance, the songs, the music sections and instrumentation are all specifically tailored to simulate live sampling and looping of music, much like a D.J.
The Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival is honored with the EFFE label 2019 -2021 and is a member of the Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals.
Sponsors: Cyprus Republic, OPAP Cy, SEK, Medochemie, Fameline Holding Group, Trust Insurance Cyprus, VNK Capital, EFG Private Banking, KPMG I Technical Support: Event Pro
Media Sponsors: I Kathimerini, CyBC, Kanali 6
Tuesday, 27 July at 21:00 @SEK Parking (behind of the Rialto Theatre)
(Free Entrance for musicians, pupils & students / Seats must be booked in advance).
Tickets: € 5 Information / Box Office: 77 77 77 45 www.rialto.com.cy, Rialto App
General instructions for the audience:
Rialto Theatre operates according to protocols of the Ministry of Health regarding COVID 19. The audience is kindly requested to purchase their tickets in advance, either online (www.rialto.com, Rialto App) or by calling the Rialto’s box office.