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 summer music fiesta, in which the winds have the leading role; where tradition and modernity co-exist; where you can listen to good music, dance, explore, interact and enjoy moments of creative co-existence!
Windcraft Μusic Fest has been organised by the non-profit cultural association Windcraft Loud since 2014 at the village of Katydata (Lefkosia district) 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 musical styles and combinations.
The welcoming village of Katydata hosts the festival since its very beginning. Hidden among the beautiful Solea valley, at the foothills of the Troodos mountain and overlooking the sea of Morphou, this rural community fosters its binds with tradition and keeps the collectiveness among its people alive. During the festival, every corner of the village – from its picturesque squares and narrow streets to olive groves and orchards – is transformed into a stage where local and international bands present their original music projects, influenced by music traditions of the world. Workshops, installations, 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.