17 October 2017

'The Celebrity Night' is a weekly television programme which has become somewhat synonymous with Saturday evening, is broadcast on F Living Channel. The series which officially kicked off at the beginning of October revolves around the one-to-one interviews, which speak of class, decadence and wit, and have become synonymous with Deo Grech's presenting style.

On the 21st March, Sir Temi Żammit Hall at the University of Malta was the backdrop for this year's edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition with 16 talented acts, whose lyrics inspired those present in the hall, and those who will be watching on television in a couple of days, noting that the event will be airing on TVM2 on the 31st March.

This week, Deo Grech is welcoming the artists who finished in the top positions; Ecca Muscat, who was the winner with the song "Ġismi" written by Mark & Matthew Pellicano; Raquel, the first runner-up with "Ċans Ieħor", written by Norbert Borg & Daniel Paul Farrugia as well as Rita Pace, the second runner-up with "Battibekk", written by Emil Calleja Bayliss, Paul Attard and Rita Pace.

This and much more during this week's episode of 'The Celebrity Night' which airs on Saturday night at 20:30 on F Living Channel. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.

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On the 21st March, L-Għanja tal-Poplu took place at Sir Temi Żammit Hall, at the University of Malta, under the stewardship of Ryan Borg and Angie Laus. Broadcasted LIVE through Radju Malta, with guest commentator Tony Micallef, and airing on Television Malta 2 on the 31st March, the competing entries bore an intriguing mixture of recurrent social themes, some which relate to the masses, and others which are more individually specific.

Karen DeBattista, winner of L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2014 with the song "Jien Ma Naħdimx" composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace was the special guest at the beginning of the evening, to a rapturous applause. Later on, another special guest, albeit a singer/songwriter, Philip Vella was presented with the 'Għanja Li Tibqa' Award for his multiple participations in L-Għanja tal-Poplu, performing a medley of iconic songs, including, "Marija", "Kemm Jien Beżżul" and "Fil-Każ Grazzi".

A professional jury, which included the likes of Joe S Grech, Paul Abela, Paul Buhagiar and Albert Marshall went for mature numbers, songs which embody a strong message, either musically or lyrically, yet at times difficult for the general public to comprehend. The aim is to challenge the perception on issues which people rarely discuss in public, including sexual abuse, re-introducing prisoners into society and quarelling.

Best New Talent: "Niftakarna" - Abstract Acoustic Duo (Gabriel Cassar)

Best Singer/Songwriter - Mark Cachia for "Waqt Li Qed Nitfi d-Dawl"

Best Social Theme: "Ġismi" - Ecca Muscat (Mark Pellicano, Matthew Pellicano)

Best Interpretation Award: "Battibekk" - Rita Pace (Emil Calleja Bayliss u Paul Attard, Rita Pace)

Third Place: "Battibekk" - Rita Pace (Emil Calleja Bayliss u Paul Attard, Rita Pace)

Second Place: "Ċans Ieħor" - Raquel Galdes (Daniel Paul Farrugia, Norbert Borg)

First Place: "Ġismi" - Ecca Muscat (Mark Pellicano, Matthew Pellicano)

On behalf of the editorial team at escflashmalta.com, we would like to congratulate all the winners, as well as the 16 finalists, for being so cooperative in organising the promotional campaign which included a series of interviews, and also presentation of entries. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about L-Għanja tal-Poplu and the local music scene.

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Friday, 20 March 2015 01:33

GħTP 2015: Interview with Raquel Galdes

On the 21st March 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition known to breathe life into the music industry, will be turning thirty-nine. Following the huge success of "Jien Ma Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace, with vocals provided by Karen DeBattista, a surge of interest was reported, as a record number of 105 submissions were received.

escflashmalta.com in partnership with the organising committee has been given the opportunity to have a chat with the sixteen competing acts, whilst also presenting the full version of each respective entry in contention. Act number sixteen is Raquel Galdes, whose song "Ċans Ieħor" is written by Daniel Paul Farrugia, to the music of Norbert Borg.

The Malta Eurovision Song Contest is the most esteemed music competition in the country, and you had the opportunity to participate not once, but twice in 2014. From the big arena, to the quant theatre, what made you decide to take part in L-Għanja tal-Poplu?

It’s not always about the audience, but about the main aim of the festival. During 2014, I have made it crystal clear that I love Eurovision, but I also love our language. I believe that this festival gives the opportunity for one to express a main social theme in his own language - which in my opinion, is a factor which is being reduced more and more by time.

“Ċans Ieħor”, composed by Norbert Borg to the lyrics of Daniel Paul Farrugia is the song that you will be presenting in this years’ edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. Would you care to explain the meaning behind the lyrics and the genre that the song encompasses?

Basically the song is about a person who is facing problems to be accepted in the society. This is because, back in time, he was trapped in the bad direction and ended up in jail, paid for all the mistakes done for nothing. I mean, what’s the point of going to jail to learn your mistakes, and then end up ruining your whole life instead of making it better?

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In 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu is turning thirty-nine (39), and during the years, it has earned a positive reputation, by virtue of breathing life into the music industry. It is no secret that the lyrics of each entry could cause controversy amongst the public. What is your view with regards to this statement, and do you believe that your entry challenges public perception?

I believe that this is what encouraged me the most to submit for this festival, since for once, the message of the song seems to be very important. I believe that our song has one of the topics which  seem to be most obvious but everyone refuses to tackle, since that’s the way it is and no one could change it. 

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

We Maltese, should be really proud and make more place for Maltese songs in our music scene while appreciating them … :) 

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On the 21st March 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition known to breathe life into the music industry, will be turning thirty-nine. Following the huge success of "Jien Ma Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace, with vocals provided by Karen DeBattista, a surge of interest was reported, as a record number of 105 submissions were received.

escflashmalta.com in partnership with the organising committee has been given the opportunity to have a chat with the sixteen competing acts, whilst also presenting the full version of each respective entry in contention. Act number fifteen is Christabelle Curmi, whose song "Bit-Tlikki Tlikki" is written by Clifton Casha, to the music of Carmel Dalli.

After a first runner-up finish, the weight of expectation is well denoted, but nevertheless, you have called upon an accomplished songwriter, and an upcoming lyricist, to support your bid in 2015. What went through your mind as the results were announced last year, and since you will be taking to the stage by yourself in terms of vocals, how will this experience differ? 

Clifton Casha, the lyricist, called me up as he had just written this song and felt that it suited me perfectly, and asked me whether I was interested to do it. So I contacted Charles Dalli as I believe he is an ideal composer for this style of lyrics. When we won first runner-up the previous year with “Kif Xrobbtuli l-Menti” I was very satisfied with this result as I felt the song was judged well and the result was justified appropriately. Now that I will be performing for the 2nd time as a soloist, with the first time being my solo debut in this festival performing ‘Il-Kappar’ in 2013,  I am looking forward to performing again this year which will mark my 6th consecutive year performing at this prestigious festival.

“Bit-Tlikki Tlikki”, composed by Carmel Dalli, and penned by Clifton Casha is the song that you will be presenting in this years’ edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. Would you care to explain the meaning behind the lyrics and the genre that the song encompasses?

This song reflects a realistic situation and in just a few minutes depicts the frustrations and all the panic that is found in our traffic congestion. It is a pop song with a reggae rhythm, cheerful and humouristic.

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In 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu is turning thirty-nine (39), and during the years, it has earned a positive reputation, by virtue of breathing life into the music industry. It is no secret that the lyrics of each entry could cause controversy amongst the public. What is your view with regards to this statement, and do you believe that your entry challenges public perception?

I agree with this statement. All songs always portray a message which can be controversial to the audience and I think that “Bit-Tlikki Tlikki” directs the audience to reflect on this situation and exploit the reality of what is happening in our streets today.

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

I would be delighted if they continue to nourish the Maltese music industry, I suggest attending to these festivals, buying our CDs, and last but not least, to be proud of what our singers, songwriters, composers and musicians do and express gratitude towards the work they put through.

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:56

GħTP 2015: Interview with Ecca Muscat

On the 21st March 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition known to breathe life into the music industry, will be turning thirty-nine. Following the huge success of "Jien Ma Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace, with vocals provided by Karen DeBattista, a surge of interest was reported, as a record number of 105 submissions were received.

escflashmalta.com in partnership with the organising committee has been given the opportunity to have a chat with the sixteen competing acts, whilst also presenting the full version of each respective entry in contention. Act number fourteen is Ecca Muscat, whose song "Ġismi" is written by Mark and Matthew Pellicano.

Despite having previously taken part in a number of singing competitions, this is your debut in the local music scene with an original song. Why did you select L-Għanja tal-Poplu as your first major competition, and should the public expect to hear more material from you in the near future?

The decision to take part at the L-Għanja tal-Poplu festival came natural after it was considered to start producing songs in Maltese. The Ghanja tal-Poplu is an optimal platform for the launching of songs in the Maltese language as it has long been renowned as a festival which awards the best Maltese songs performers, composers and lyrics writers.

“Ġismi”, composed by Matthew Pellicano to the lyrics of Mark Pellicano, is the song that you will be presenting in this years’ edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. Would you care to explain the meaning behind the lyrics and the genre that the song encompasses?

Having social justice close to heart, it has been the desire of the author to write about the sad reality experienced in silence by individuals who find it hard to express their traumas fearlessly. The sensitivity of the meaning behind the lyrics was then expressed by the touching melody of the composer which connotes numerous repressed emotions.

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In 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu is turning thirty-nine (39), and during the years, it has earned a positive reputation, by virtue of breathing life into the music industry. It is no secret that the lyrics of each entry could cause controversy amongst the public. What is your view with regards to this statement, and do you believe that your entry challenges public perception?

Any piece of literature is subject to criticism and controversy. The lyrics of the song ‘Ġismi’ aim at creating awareness rather than suspense. It's intention is to foster empathy not apprehension. Nonetheless it aims at triggering discussion on how to tackle bitter realities that are most often silenced.

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

Thank You for all the ample support! :) we hope that you will all come cheer all the 16 participants during this year's L-Għanja tal-Poplu.

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:43

GħTP 2015: Interview with Simone Gauci

On the 21st March 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition known to breathe life into the music industry, will be turning thirty-nine. Following the huge success of "Jien Ma Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace, with vocals provided by Karen DeBattista, a surge of interest was reported, as a record number of 105 submissions were received.

escflashmalta.com in partnership with the organising committee has been given the opportunity to have a chat with the sixteen competing acts, whilst also presenting the full version of each respective entry in contention. Act number thirteen is Simone Gauci, whose song "Pjan" is written by Ingrid Vella, and composed by Augusto Cardinali.

Simone Gauci, a two-time L-Għanja tal-Poplu, two-time Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, and one-time Summer Hit Song Contest participant is quickly becoming a regular face on the scene. How does each experience correlate to the other, and how do you prepare for each competition?

Each musical experience is different in its own merit and I always cherish each festival because I learn something new from every experience, while enjoying music.

“Pjan”, composed by Augusto Cardinali, with lyrics by Ingrid Vella is the song that you will be presenting in this year’s edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. Would you care to explain the meaning behind the lyrics and the genre that the song encompasses?

“Pjan” is a song that juxtaposes two different plans: the first plan built castles in the air, and the second one came into being out of the blue. The first portrays a loving couple that has long PLANNED to have children, but now cannot. The second one refers to UNPLANNED pregnancies that sometimes end up in the abortion of innocent lives.

Our song speaks mostly of the pain endured by victims of the first plan (couples who cannot bear children), because the victims of the second plan (aborted babies) are voiceless. They don’t even have a name, they’re just a number. So, all we can do, to give them some voice, is count them. And this is what we have done in our song… we have a statistical counter for the number of worldwide abortions that take place along the duration of the song.

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In 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu is turning thirty-nine (39), and during the years, it has earned a positive reputation, by virtue of breathing life into the music industry. It is no secret that the lyrics of each entry could cause controversy amongst the public. What is your view with regards to this statement, and do you believe that your entry challenges public perception?

Yes, definitely. If not oblivious, people tend to be sympathetic with infertile couples. On the other hand, abortion is a topic of much debate. Some people are totally against abortion, and some think that there should be a right to legal abortion. 

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

Thank you very much for following my interview and for your continuous support and encouragement; it means a real lot  :)

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On the 21st March 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition known to breathe life into the music industry, will be turning thirty-nine. Following the huge success of "Jien Ma Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace, with vocals provided by Karen DeBattista, a surge of interest was reported, as a record number of 105 submissions were received.

escflashmalta.com in partnership with the organising committee has been given the opportunity to have a chat with the sixteen competing acts, whilst also presenting the full version of each respective entry in contention. Act number twelve is Abstract Acoustic Duo, whose song "Niftakarna" is written by the male counterpart, Gabriel Cassar.

The Abstract Acoustic Duo, which consists of Gabriel Cassar and Lenice Tabone, is a relatively new project having only been around since 2013. As a matter of fact, this also marks your debut in L-Għanja tal-Poplu. How did the project come about, and where do you see yourself in twelve months' time? 

We have been playing together in the same bands quite for a few years now, yet, as it has been stated, it was  in 2013 that Abstract Acoustic Duo had its own big bang. We live just a couple of meters away from each other (in the same block actually), and this advantage has lead us to kill some time together with a guitar in hand and our very own vocals. It was the summer of 2013, when on a nine-day wonder, we were faced by an opportunity to play on a regular basis in a cafeteria... so yes, one can say that this particular cafeteria was in fact Abstract’s birthplace. 

The infatuation has continued to explode in this collaboration and the tentative for l-Ghanja tal-Poplu, is undoubtedly one of its results. In twelve months’ time, we would like to see this baby-project develop even more, and although it’s not our aim to be popular, we look forward to having more gigs together whilst sharing a smile with our audiences. Original material is always on the pipeline, so we hope that in a year’s time, the harmony amongst us would be more tentative in its creativity and muse.

“Niftakarna”, written by Gabriel Cassar, the male counterpart of this duo, is the song that Abstract Acoustic Duo will be presenting in this years’ edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. Would you care to explain the meaning behind the lyrics and the genre that the song encompasses?

Basically, ‘Niftakarna’ anticipates the reality of childhood friendships enriched with simplicity and energy  from sunrise till sunset with one of the scenes capturing their enthusiasm for the game ‘hide and seek’. However, as time goes by, one of the friends hides away leaving behind all the memories and good times they used to have. 

Our song is quite simple and humble in its own structure involving only our vocals and an acoustic guitar.

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In 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu is turning thirty-nine (39), and during the years, it has earned a positive reputation, by virtue of breathing life into the music industry. It is no secret that the lyrics of each entry could cause controversy amongst the public. What is your view with regards to this statement, and do you believe that your entry challenges public perception?

It is true that sometimes, the public ‘s reaction to certain messages might be subject to controversy which in our opinion is the artist’s capability of bringing about moral and ethical debates regarding significant issues. Our song’s principle aim isn’t to bring about any controversy, yet it suggests appreciation for long-lost friendships in one’s own life which undoubtedly leave an impact on the present way of life.

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

Whilst we recommend full support for Maltese music and talent, we would also like to encourage the readers to love one another and live the real scope of life in faith, hope, and love.

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Monday, 16 March 2015 16:30

GħTP 2015: Interview with Teddie Zammit

On the 21st March 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition known to breathe life into the music industry, will be turning thirty-nine. Following the huge success of "Jien Ma Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace, with vocals provided by Karen DeBattista, a surge of interest was reported, as a record number of 105 submissions were received.

escflashmalta.com in partnership with the organising committee has been given the opportunity to have a chat with the sixteen competing acts, whilst also presenting the full version of each respective entry in contention. Act number eleven is Teddie Zammit, writer and performer of the song "Min Taħseb Li Int?".

The rigours of the music industry have been well documented by artists, who frequent the festival circuit, yet it is extremely rare for any artist, let alone a singer/songwriter to compete with two (2) entries, as was your case in particular in 2014. Do you believe that concentrating on performing one entry is ideal?

Definitely, concentrating on one song is the ideal considering the fact that this particular festival requires a full life performance. It is not so easy to rehearse and to find the musicians needed especially if you have two songs with a different style, therefore needs different arrangements with different musicians.

“Min Taħseb Li Int?” which you composed and penned yourself, is the song that you will be presenting in this years’ edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. Would you care to explain the meaning behind the lyrics and the genre that the song encompasses?

Min Tahseb li Int? is a contemporary folk song with a fluent flow rhythm that makes it easy to understand well the message in the lyrics. It can happen to all of us that because we feel physically healthy and well off in life or famous we think that we are super heroes. At times we may take advantage of our favourable situations over people who are less fortunate in life or those who are sick and vulnerable. We do not realize that life is too short. I believe that what we have in life has been given to us on loan by God.

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In 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu is turning thirty-nine (39), and during the years, it has earned a positive reputation, by virtue of breathing life into the music industry. It is no secret that the lyrics of each entry could cause controversy amongst the public. What is your view with regards to this statement, and do you believe that your entry challenges public perception?

The aim of the my song is to enhance a silent reflection on who we really are, realize the real priorities in life and finally to share the abilities, powers, and fortunes with others with various difficulties. In my opinion this the only way to built a new world with less sufferings and discriminations.

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

Please acknowledge and appreciate the Maltese artist especially those who sing and believe in our mother language.

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Monday, 16 March 2015 16:00

GħTP 2015: Interview with Michela Galea

On the 21st March 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition known to breathe life into the music industry, will be turning thirty-nine. Following the huge success of "Jien Ma Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace, with vocals provided by Karen DeBattista, a surge of interest was reported, as a record number of 105 submissions were received.

escflashmalta.com in partnership with the organising committee has been given the opportunity to have a chat with the sixteen competing acts, whilst also presenting the full version of each respective entry in contention. Act number ten is Michela Galea, and her entry is entitled "Fejn Marru t-Tfal", composed by Renato Briffa, to the lyrics of Rita Pace.

In a relatively short span of time, you have become a recognisable figure in the local music scene, having been triumphant at the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza with the song “Mixja li Bdiet”, composed by Renato Briffa to the lyrics of Alfred. E. Baldacchino. Was it a natural choice to participate in a follow-up competition which specifically deals with the Maltese language? 

Being able to sing in our native Maltese language is an asset for us as Maltese artists. We must be proud of our language and thanks to these festivals we are able to promote the Maltese language. Apart from that, l-“Ghanja tal-Poplu” gives the opportunity for musicians to perform live with the singers. This is the major reason why I wished to be part of this memorable and national event.

“Fejn Marru t-Tfal?” composed by Renato Briffa, to the lyrics of Rita Pace, is the song that you will be presenting in this years’ edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. Would you care to explain the meaning behind the lyrics and the genre that the song encompasses?

This song deals with the difficulties encountered by parents who are raising children: maintaining discipline but at the same time showing affection, without that affection being seen as weakness or in the worst scenarios as physical abuse. One must also take into account that kids and teens seem to know more than parents about certain things and the song therefore asks  where their innocence is gone, and what has led to this.

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This song is very relevant in today's society as the topics of discipline and abuse of children and the abuse of adults by children are things we often hear about. The genre that the song encompasses is a ballad accompanied with a piano.

In 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu is turning thirty-nine (39), and during the years, it has earned a positive reputation, by virtue of breathing life into the music industry. It is no secret that the lyrics of each entry could cause controversy amongst the public. What is your view with regards to this statement, and do you believe that your entry challenges public perception?

Yes, I think that there is some controversy as regarding to the lyrics in general. Each and every artist wants to deliver a message, be it a positive or a negative one. I think we want to convey what is going on around the world.  Having said that, my song is about the difficulties of raising children and undoubtedly in real life it is not easy to raise children because of the problems we are facing.

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

I would like to thank those people who support local singers and local music because we continuously need their support to move on in our music careers. I encourage you all to come and join us on the 21st March at Sir Temi Zammit Hall Universita for a night of Maltese live music. Let us appreciate all local music!

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Saturday, 14 March 2015 15:51

GħTP 2015: Interview with Denise Spiteri

On the 21st March 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition known to breathe life into the music industry, will be turning thirty-nine. Following the huge success of "Jien Ma Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace, with vocals provided by Karen DeBattista, a surge of interest was reported, as a record number of 105 submissions were received.

escflashmalta.com in partnership with the organising committee has been given the opportunity to have a chat with the sixteen competing acts, whilst also presenting an exclusive 30 second snippet of each respective entry in contention. Act number nine is Denise Spiteri, and her entry is entitled "Il-Lupu Li Tarah Hi Biss", musically composed, and lyrically penned by Mark Laurence Zammit.

Following your participation in the Junior Song for Europe and the television show ‘Don't Stop Me Now’, you were on an indefinite hiatus before returning to the music scene by taking part in L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2014 with the song “Pupa” written by Mark Laurence Zammit. What made you want to try for a second consecutive year, and are you interested in taking part in other competitions? 

Last year I had a very positive experience at the festival as the atmosphere was very calm and the people involved were extremely friendly. Moreover, I really enjoy live music, which is what mainly encouraged me to take part this year as well. At the moment, I’m not interested in taking part in other competitions as I would rather continue to invest my energy in theatre and classical music as I have been doing in the past few years by taking part in productions such as Dun Gorg: Il-Musical,  L’Elisir d’Amore at the Manoel Theatre and many others. However, I don’t want to exclude the possibility of ever showing interest in other competitions in the future. Never say never J

“Il-Lupu Li Tarah Hi Biss”, composed and penned by Mark Laurence Zammit is the song that you will be presenting in this years’ edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. Would you care to explain the meaning behind the lyrics and the genre that the song encompasses?

Through our song, we are trying to give a voice to those who unfortunately do not have one. The song tells the story of a girl who seems to be entering a popular world of fantasy, surrealism and fairytales. The woods, the wolf, the rain and the darkness all enhance the excitement that is provided by this imaginary world, which for most people, doesn’t exist.  However, this world is not imaginary to one particular little girl, because it is her reality.  She doesn’t find this world of fairytales to be as exciting because it is what stops her from sharing her troubles with those whom she loves, and the reason for all her tears.  This is because the girl suffers from autism - a condition which forces her to live in a fearsome world, from which no one can save her.

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In 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu is turning thirty-nine (39), and during the years, it has earned a positive reputation, by virtue of breathing life into the music industry. It is no secret that the lyrics of each entry could cause controversy amongst the public. What is your view with regards to this statement, and do you believe that your entry challenges public perception?

I do believe that some lyrics could cause controversy however I don’t think that it’s a bad thing, because if this happens, it means that your lyrics are relevant enough to be discussed by the public.  Personally, I don’t think that my entry challenges public perception because my song describes what an autistic person goes through in everyday life. 

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

Don’t underestimate the capabilities of Maltese artists. We should all appreciate local music more, especially music which encourages the Maltese language.

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