18 August 2017

The 41st edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija is going to take place on the 2nd September at Pjazza Teatru Rjal with the accompaniment of the Malta Concert Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Paul Abela and Maestro Joe Brown.

This year saw 131 entries received by the L-Għanja tal-Poplu Committee, which they whittled down to 48 semi-finalists thanks to a jury panel which consisted of Maestro Manuel Pirotta, Dr Michael Spagnol, Alfie Fabri and Joe Piscopo, after hearing the CD recordings. In the second phase, the semi-final, another jury panel, this time consisting of Vince Fabri, Christopher Spiteri, Justin Galea, Phyllis Debono, Noel D’Anastas and Frank O’Neill, picked 18 finalists, all of which will get the opportunity to share their songs, their messages to a wider audience. 

The list of finalists in alphabetical order is as follows:

13, Strada Stretta (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Dario Bezzina) - Dario u Grecia Bezzina

Antifona ta’ Mħabba (Joseph Calleja / Edward Magri) - Kapitlu Tlettax, Dominic Cini u Ina Robinich

Arani Ngħix (Andy Muscat / Cyprian Cassar) - Andy Muscat

B’Kelma (Charlie Dalli) - X-Tend

Dil-Qalb (Fleur Balzan / Paul Giordimaina) - Anna Azzopardi

Dwejra B’Tieqa Fiha (Giovann Attard / Mark Spiteri Lucas) - Charlene Rae Muscat

Għanjiet (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Andrew Zahra) - Michela Galea

Ħallejt il-Ħolm Iġorrni (Mario Scerri / Brian Abela) - Amplified

Ħolqa (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Luke Agius / Julie Pomorski / Augusto Cardinali) - Julie Pomorski

Kliem Ix-Xiħ (Mark Cachia) - Mark Cachia

Li Kien Għalija (Rita Pace / Marco Debono) - Rachel Mamo

Meta r-Ramel Jitħallat Mas-Silġ (Paul Ellul / Pamela Bezzina) - Jessica Magro

Mill-Għatba ‘l Barra (Dario Bezzina) - Sebastian Calleja u Michela Dalli

Min Jaf (Ryan Grech) - Ryan Grech

Narak Kuntent (Odelsie Camilleri) - Odelsie Camilleri

Ritratt (Philip Vella) - Monica Said

Rutina Tgħallina (Xarulu) - Xarulu

Stalett (Paul Ellul / Glen Vella) - Jurgen Xerri

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: għanjafest.com

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Saturday, 21 September 2013 19:15

Malta: Acoustic Girl Band Release Debut Single

At last years' Saint Aloysius Soiree, a girl band by the name of Karma Skies took to the stage and impressed the audience present including a couple of gig organisers present who sought to include the talented acoustic group within their respective line-ups. The concept is original with four female vocalists; Annalise Bellizzi, Odelsie Camilleri, Loredana Grech and Michela Scerri along with Sheryl Camilleri and Caroline Caruana on guitars and piano respectively. A couple of days ago, the acoustic group unveiled their debut single, Bittersweet September and it surely will be the beginning of a long, successful career for the girls.

Peter Borg of Railway Studios and one of the members of the popular band, Red Electrick is the main individual responsible for the track having been the engineer behind the recording, mixing and the production. Upon it's release, Bittersweet September was accompanied by a music video, directed by Stephan Zammit which is aiding promotion through social media such as Twitter and Facebook respectively. Impeccable vocals, a thumping bass line and a lovely melody line is what to expect with regards to the song but beware that the individual might have to be in the mood because it could be thought to be a tad sad. The lyrics are heartfelt and the pain could be felt through the vocals. Nevertheless, the final product is stunning and I can assure you that this could be one of the most notable songs of the year. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Karma Skies (Facebook Page)

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