29 March 2017

GħTP 2017: Maltese through the Medium of Song

L-Għanja tal-Poplu committee invites authors, composers, musical groups and singer-songwriters to participate in the 41st edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija, a festival of original songs in Maltese. Applications for this festival will be received on Thursday 11th May 2017. Authors and composers are encouraged  to feel free to write songs which express  their emotions, aspirations and experiences and use the style of music they prefer, and not necessarily limit themselves to songs with a social theme. A new prize for originality has been introduced to encourage creativity. This festival gives the same importance to lyrics and music. The festival final will be held on Saturday 2nd of September 2017, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, where the participants can either be accompanied by the  Malta Concert Orchestra, or accompany their own songs. The organising committee encourages Maltese artists  to create an enjoyable festival. More details can be found in the regulations and the application form can be downloaded from www.ghanjafest.com. In these regulations one can find innovations which are favourable to musical artists. Last year's winner of L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija was Corazon with the song "X'Se Jsir?", while Neville Refalo and Mikaela Bajada finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively with their songs "Ta' Billejl" and "Mellisni". This festival is being organised by L-Għanja tal-Poplu together with Pjazza Teatru Rjal and with the collaboration of L-Akkademja tal-Malti. L-Għanja tal-Poplu is supported by Arts Council Malta – Cultural Partnership Agreement. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene. Source: Press Release You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: An Entertaining Saturday Night Line Up

Through our social media platforms on Facebook, and Twitter, we have proudly supported Spiteri Lucas Entertainment and their weekly production of “The Entertainers”, hosted by Janvil on NET Television by virtue of presenting a collage of photo featuring the artists that would be performing during that weeks’ episode. This week, we are presenting an article to help support the programme, and encourage you all to tune into NET Television on Saturday at 8:30 pm. The line-up will feature two singers who have just taken part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest; Raquela who finished in 8th place with “Ray of Light”, and Janice Debattista who as part of the band Crosswalk finished in 12th place with “So Simple”. They will be joined by classical soprano La Barokka, multiple ‘Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza’ and ‘Għanja tal-Poplu’ finalist Marie Claire, and relative newcomer Christian Aquilina. Weekly resident performances from Michela Galea and Ivan Spiteri Lucas might be expected. As always, there will be a dance troupe to shift away slightly from the music, and this week it will be none other than the Dancel Dance Company, not too mention the weekly one-to-one interview which will be featuring popular chef Neil Darmanin. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene. Source: Press ReleaseLuciano Bianco Photography You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: Christina Magrin Publishes Second Single

13-year-old, Christina Magrin is quickly becoming a household name to many after representing Malta at the 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, held in Valletta, with the song “Parachute” which she co-wrote with Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca and Florent Boshnjaku. In the aftermath of that spectacular showcase, Christina has returned to her everyday life focusing on her school work, and keeping her grades in check. That said, she has also been busy in the studio working on new material with some of the world’s leading songwriters, in preparation for the release of her debut album in a couple of months’ time. The 2nd single off the young singer/songwriter’s debut album, "Snow Globe" is co-written with Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca, and Cyprian Cassar, the latter of which is also responsible for both the melody and the production of the song. People had an opportunity to listen to the song on the 18th February, during the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017, where Christina was a guest star. The 1st performance of the new single was absolutely extraordinary and involved students from ‘The Voice Lab’ as well as an intense choreography by the Southville Dancers. You may view the performance below. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene. Source: Press Release, PBS (David Mallia), Christina Magrin (Facebook, Twitter) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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MESC 2017: Klinsmann to Open and Claudia to Close

In less than 4 weeks, on the 18th February, Malta shall be choosing the next representative, and entry to represent Malta in the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest which is taking place in Kiev, Ukraine. Details about the most anticipated music event of the year have been emerging in recent weeks, with the final 16 artists drawn into a running order, the hosts made public, and tickets becoming available. The line-up for this year’s edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest consists of a group of artists who have grown up in the public eye, some of which are making their debut in the competition, and others who can be termed as veterans. Two of those so-called veterans will be opening and closing in the running order, which can be viewed in full below; 01. Klinsmann – Laserlight (Dreher Emanuel, Stefan Moessle, Mathias Strasser) 02. Raquela – Ray of Light (Boris Cezek, Dean Muscat) 03. Deborah C & Josef – Tonight (Jonas Gladnikoff, Michael James Down, Primoz Poglajen, Sara Ljunggren) 04. Kevin Borg – Follow (Kevin Borg, Simon Gribbe) 05. Jade – Seconds Away (Kevin Borg, Simon Gribbe) 06. Crosswalk – So Simple (Boris Cezek, Dean Muscat) 07. Franklin – Follow Me (Cyprian Cassar, Ivan Grech, Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca) 08. Rhiannon – Fearless (Cyprian Cassar, Rhiannon Micallef) 09. Miriana Conte – Don’t Look Down (Cyprian Cassar, Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca) 10. Shauna – Crazy Games (Cyprian Cassar, Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca) 11. Janice Mangion – Kewkba (Mark Scicluna, Emil Calleja Bayliss) 12. Cherton – Fighting to Survive (Boris Cezek, Dean Muscat) 13. Maxine – Bombshell (Noel Cohen, Michael Macallister, Julie Hardy, Erin Bowman) 14. Richard Edwards – You (Richard Micallef) 15. Brooke – Unstoppable (Brooke Borg, Sara Biglert, Christian Schneider, Aidan O’Connor) 16. Claudia Faniello – Breathelessly (Philip Vella, Sean Vella, Gerard James Borg) The Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is taking place at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre (MFCC) for the very first time since 2013 when Gianluca Bezzina, a newcomer at the time had stormed to victory with his happy-go-lucky entry, “Tomorrow”, co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat. The event shall be hosted by Daniel Azzopardi and Charlene Mercieca, neither a television host but both well-known with the public, with the latter having recently been in the public eye following a battle with cancer, and the latter being a leading male actor in the series ‘Strada Stretta’.  On behalf of the editorial team at escflashmalta.com, we would like to wish everyone all the very best of luck in this year’s edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. Should you wish to support the contestants, purchase your tickets. Stay tuned to this portal as well as Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. Source: PBS, TVM You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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GħTP 2017: Maltese through the Medium of Song

Malta: An Entertaining Saturday Night Line Up

Malta: Christina Magrin Publishes Second Single

MESC 2017: Klinsmann to Open and Claudia to Close

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