Malta: 36th Edition of the ‘Għanja tal-Poplu’ Kicks Off


L-Għanja Tal-Poplu, the most popular festival of original songs in Maltese, will be held on the 21st April 2012 in the Sir Temi Zammit Hall, at Tal-Qroqq. This will be the 36th edition of this festival, which aim is to keep the Maltese language alive even through the music. The organising committee invites authors, composers and music groups to participate with songs that deal with our experiences and aspirations as a nation in the world today. As in previous editions, the songs will be accompanied  live by various groups and musicians. The commitee will also be providing the services of a pianist to accompany participants if required.

The 36th edition of this festival is being promoted as ‘a leap forward in standard”, thanks to the help and assistance given by the Malta Arts Fund. L-Għanja tal-Poplu will be organised under the auspices of the World Association of Festivals and Artists (WAFA). In collaboration with WAFA and the assosciation’s chairman, Mr Norman Hamilton, the winners of the second and third place will be given the opportunity to select a singer to take part in festivals abroad. The same opportunity is being offered to the winner of the first place  together with a flight for two to any European destination The organising comittee encourages authors, composers and music groups to submit songs for this festival by Monday 13th of February, 2012. A copy of the regulations can be downloaded from or even on the ESCflashmalta home page within the Notice Board. Participants who have any queries or  want  to recieve a hard-copy of  the application and rules should write to [email protected].

Source: Għanja tal-Poplu


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