Cypriot music download includes a wide variety of folk, classical and popular genres. Cyprus was ruled by many people before the medieval era and was a main centre of European civilization and Christianity.
Many different varieties of musical styles including that of
Turkey, Greece and France were introduced due to the turbulent history of
Cyprus. The island therefore came to be known as the cultural capital of
Europe between the period the thirteenth and fourteenth century.
Traditional music of Cyprus:
The traditional folk music in Cyprus is almost similar to the musical culture of Turkey and also includes such dances as the syrtos, tatsia, kartsilamas and the sousta. Unlike the musical notes of Greece and Turkey, Cypriot music download consists of four suites of the kartsilamas dances which are different for women and men.
The traditional music of Cyprus consists of a modal that is
based on the makams. The main solo musical instrument used by both Greek and
Turkish Cypriots is the violin, which is also sometimes accompanied by the
flute by the Greek Cypriots and a ud for the Turkish Cypriots. Musical
instruments such as the percussion, accordion and a penny whistle are also
used by them.
Metal and Rock music of Cyprus:
The history of rock as well as heavy metal music in Cyprus starts within a few years after the World War of 1974, particularly in the late 1970s. This period is termed as the First Rock Era of Cyprus. One of the first musical bands to introduce and bring live rock events in the island of Cyprus was the Kimstyle TR (Teenage Revolution).
The band named Armageddon in the early and mid 1980s revolutionized the
traditional music and introduced heavy metal sound and took the rock music
scene on the island of Cyprus by storm. This is the longest running band in
metal music till date and is synonymous with Cyprus metal kind of music
through the years. They brought about quality releases along with some
international exposure too.
Hip Hop, drum and bass music:
One of the first attempts to the rap music in Cyprus was brought about by a group called Vaomeni Esso that was formed in the year 1993. Their main musical note was usually in Cypriot Greek language and often performed in public. By the commencement of the new millennium, many producers made an appearance and attempted to make the hip hop form of music famous in Cyprus. One of the most successful artists of the Hip hop genre was Sniper who started out as a DJ at a young age.
The drum and bass musical scene of the Cyprus musical download is believed to have been established in the year 2006 by a group of entrepreneurs who joined hands to produce a different variety of music. In the year 2008, the electronic and world musical group by the name of Mikros Kosmos came and settled in the island of Cyprus and recorded their initial album in Nicosia.
Cyprus has witnessed a turbulent history throughout the years. Numerous conquerors dominated the island and Cyprus has had to go through different adversities. As a result of which the musical culture did not flourish well in the land. However, the Greek elements were preserved and thus the Cypriot music has a direct link to the musical evolution in Greece.