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NET Television might have a limited autumn/winter schedule but one of it's programme is quickly attraction a lot of attention, that being Sibt Familja, a light entertainment showcase which features laughter, music, interviews and games of all sorts. Produced by Spiteri Lucas Entertainment in conjuction with Media.Link Communications, with Debbie Scerri, a former Eurovision Song Contest representative and Ray Attard as hosts, the programme takes about two and half hours, kicking off at 13:30 CET and finishing at 16:00 CET. Sibt Familja, replaces the former Sas-Sitta which had a longer running time, finishing at 18:00 CET.

Despite the shorter running time, the programme will always be filled to the brim. A variety of guests will be appearing on this weeks' programme, including former Eurovision Song Contest representative; Ludwig Galea, and former Malta Eurovision Song Contest finalists; Neville Refalo and Ivan Spiteri Lucas. Laura Bruno from the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and Christine Buttigieg will also perform a couple of songs. Remember, that all music is played live by the programme's resident band under the direction of Maestro Mark Spiteri Lucas. Toni Busuttil will be up to his usual antics in a hilarious comedy sketch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AKwvhahgxo

A one on one interview will be conducted with Joseph Aquilina, a local tenor. On the other hand, one cannot forget Rita Gatt and Clint Gerald who will be discussing the latest female fashion trends. escflashmalta.com is glad to support the project and will be bringing you all the latest news about the weekly show at the earliest convenience. Thus, there is only one thing to say, make sure to tune into Net Television within the hour for an exciting season on Sibt Familja and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com, as we bring you the weekly synopsis.

Source: Press Release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fyOT_Yanl0

Published in Local Music News

Valletta Dramatic Company's 8th edition of the impulsive 'Kantapoli' concert will be held at the Catholic institute in Floriana on Saturday 30th November and Suday 1st December. It is to be hosted and directed by renowned television personality, George Micallef.

Performing some of the best Neapolitan songs in this edition are last year's participants Joseph Aquilina, Laura Bruno and Angele Cristina. Also joining the line-up this year are none other than; Debbie Scerri and Ludwig Galea, who both represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest. These talented artists will once again be accompanies by a great 24 piece orchestra under the direction of Mrs Arcibald Mizzi. Booking is open at the Catholic Institute Theatre. For more information please visit the official website www.istitutkattoliku.com or call on 21234555 / 99429447

Source: Press Release (Frederick Zammit)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg0XnhA_2Cc

Published in Local Music News

NET Television might have a limited autumn/winter schedule but one of it's programme is quickly attraction a lot of attention, that being Sibt Familja, a light entertainment showcase which features laughter, music, interviews and games of all sorts. Produced by Spiteri Lucas Entertainment in conjuction with Media.Link Communications, with Debbie Scerri, a former Eurovision Song Contest representative and Ray Attard as hosts, the programme takes about two and half hours, kicking off at 13:30 CET and finishing at 16:00 CET. Sibt Familja, replaces the former Sas-Sitta which had a longer running time, finishing at 18:00 CET.

Despite the shorter running time, the programme will always be filled to the brim. A variety of guests will be appearing on this weeks' programme, including a series of Malta Eurovision Song Contest finalists such as; Amber and Ivan Spiteri Lucas along with former Eurovision Song Contest representative; Ludwig Galea and newcomer, Amanda Friggieri. Toni Busuttil will be up to his usual antics in a hilarious comedy sketch. A one on one interview will be conducted with renowned veteran local actor, Tony Camilleri. On the other hand, one cannot forget Rita Gatt and Clint Gerald who will be discussing the latest female fashion trends. escflashmalta.com is glad to support the project and will be bringing you all the latest news about the weekly show at the earliest convenience. Thus, there is only one thing to say, make sure to tune into Net Television within the hour for an exciting season on Sibt Familja and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com, as we bring you the weekly synopsis.

Source: Press Release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAI0r7xR7yg

Published in Local Music News

Gaia Cauchi, internally selected by the Public Broadcasting Services to represent Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Kiev, Ukraine on the 30th November is set to give her debut live performance during the International Festival of Maltese Song which in turn is being staged at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. The young female vocalist will be taking to the stage as one of the special guests during the star studded evening which will feature performances from twenty-six (26) artists, all of which will be competing either in the local or the foreign category, as set forth by the organising committee.

The Start co-written by Elton Zarb, Matt Mercieca and Gillian Attard has received extremely positive comments since unveiled to the general public on television programme; Xarabank produced by WE MEDIA. It has to be noted that Malta is one of the favourites for this years' edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, a tad surprising considering our two year absence from the event. It is also rumoured that the Public Broadcasting Services has been in direct talks with the European Broadcasting Union over hosting next years' edition of the small yet international event. 

The International Festival of Maltese Song is returning to the local music scene following an absence of eleven (11) years and is being led by a seven member strong committee and three consultants under the auspices of the Parliamentary Secretary for Culture and Local Councils, Hon. Dr. J. Herrera in collaboration with the World Association of Festival organisers and Artists. It will be hosted by a variety of local performers including; Renato, Mary Rose Mallia, Debbie Scerri, Lawrence Gray and renowned host; Alfred Zammit. Broadcast will commence on TVM 2 at 19:30 and will move to TVM at 20:45. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: escflashmalta.com 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wjtE1VBQk

Published in Local Music News

On Saturday 9th November, the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta will be playing host to the International Festival of Maltese Song which is taking place following an absence of eleven (11) years. The event, which is set to be hosted by Debbie Scerri, Renato, Mary Rose Mallia, Lawrence Gray and Alfred Zammit is set to be broadcast live to audiences across the country through Television Malta and Television Malta 2. The International Festival of Maltese Song is technically, the second biggest competition on the Maltese Islands, following to the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and therefore, it goes without saying that the Public Broadcasting Services in line with the organising committee is pulling out all the stops for a show stopping event.

escflashmalta.com has gladly accepted to aid in supporting this majestic event by speaking to all of the fourteen (14) local participants, a mixture of established and upcoming performers in the music scene. We have also been to the venue in the past couple of hours in order to view the proceedings with rehearsals, noting that the stage looks awesome as recorded in the visual above whilst the music sounds enchanting to the ears as a live band led by Maestro Sigmund Mifsud will be accompanying each of the respective entries. For local and foreign fans of the Eurovision Song Contest, the event will surely be pleasant to watch considering that former representatives; Miriam Christine (1996), Renato (1975), Georgina Abela (1991), Debbie Scerri (1997), Olivia Lewis (2007) and Aleksandra & Konstantin (Belarus 2004) will be out and about.

Paċi Sovrana - Donna (Donna Marie Ellul)

Kuraġġ - Geordie (Philip Vella / Joe Chircop)

Għadek Tgħix - Fiona (Renato Briffa / Mark Amaira)

Poeta Bla Kliem - Mark Tonna (Mark Scicluna / Emil Calleja Bayliss)

Ħolma - Lyann Iles (Paul Abela / Lyann Iles)

Raġġ ta' Tama' - Christian (Philip Vella / Cher Vella)

Sinjali - Bernice (Renato Briffa / Rita Pace)

Mikrokożmu - Janvil & Hooligan (Augusto Cardinali / Giovann Attard)

Din Jien - Dorcas (Minik / Rita Pace)

Solitaire - Dario & Grecia (Dario Bezzina / Rita Pace)

Hawn mill-Ġdid - Olivia Lewis (Paul Abela / Joe Julian Farrugia)

Passi Fir-Ramel - Domenique (Philip Vella / Mark Amaira)

Inti mill-Ġdid - Roger Tirazona (Paul Abela / Joe Julian Farrugia)

Stejjer - Miriam Christine (Andrew Zahra / Joe Julian Farrugia)

The organising committee is made up of Chairperson Mrs Josette Grech Hamilton, Deputy chairperson Mr Ignatius Farrugia, Executive Secretary Mr Robert Cefai, Public Relations Officer & Media Relations Mr Deo Grech, Festival Coordinator Mr Ray Falzon, Hospitality Coordinator Ms Simone Bugeja and Technical Coordinator Mr Pierre Cachia. Mr Norman Hamilton serves as the artistic consultant, Mr Anton Attard as the technical consultant on behalf of PBS and Maestro Sigmund Mifsud as the musical consultant. The International Festival of the Maltese Song is organised under the auspices of the Parliamentary Secretary for Culture and Local Councils, Hon. Dr. J. Herrera in collaboration with the World Association of Festival organisers and Artists. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: FiKM (Official Page on Facebook)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfM7qElZ5xo

Published in Local Music News
Saturday, 02 November 2013 11:45

Malta: Weekly Entertainment on Sibt Familja

NET Television might have a limited autumn/winter schedule but one of it's programme is quickly attraction a lot of attention, that being Sibt Familja, a light entertainment showcase which features laughter, music, interviews and games of all sorts. Produced by Spiteri Lucas Entertainment in conjuction with Media.Link Communications, with Debbie Scerri, a former Eurovision Song Contest representative and Ray Attard as hosts, the programme takes about two and half hours, kicking off at 13:30 CET and finishing at 16:00 CET. Sibt Familja, replaces the former Sas-Sitta which had a longer running time, finishing at 18:00 CET.

Despite the shorter running time, the programme will always be filled to the brim. A variety of guests will be appearing on this weeks' programme, including a series of Malta Eurovision Song Contest finalists such as; Corazon, Ivan Spiteri Lucas, Neville Refalo and Kaya. Toni Busuttil will be up to his usual antics in a hilarious comedy sketch. A one on one interview will be conducted with renowned veteran local actor, Mario Micallef. On the other hand, one cannot forget Rita Gatt and Clint Gerald who will be discussing the latest female fashion trends. escflashmalta.com is glad to support the project and will be bringing you all the latest news about the weekly show at the earliest convenience. Thus, there is only one thing to say, make sure to tune into Net Television within the hour for an exciting season on Sibt Familja and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com, as we bring you the weekly synopsis.

Source: Press Release, Clint Gerald (Photo)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6nVN8aJnss

Published in Local Music News
Saturday, 19 October 2013 10:15

Malta: Sibt Familja Back for Another Week

Sibt Familja, a brand new programme produced by Spiteri Lucas Entertainment in conjuction with Net Television is set to take to the television screens for a third episode during the course of the afternoon as the autumn/winter schedule settles in. Ray Attard, alongside former Eurovision Song Contest representative, Debbie Scerri host the entertainment programme which features laughter, music, interviews and games of all sorts. One of the biggest disappointment to tele-viewers is that the show will be running less noting that whilst it starts at 13:30 CET, it will officially come to a close at 16:00 CET calling for just two and a half hours.

Nevertheless, one has to denote that the programme will always be filled to the brim. Former Malta Eurovision Song Contest runner-up Lawrence Gray alongside fellow finalists; Dario Mifsud Bonnici and Neville Refalo with Simone Gauci and Ivan Spiteri Lucas. A one on one interview will also be conducted with renowned local producer and journalist, Pierre Portelli. On the other hand, one cannot forget Rita Gatt and Clint Gerald who will be discussing the latest female fashion trends. escflashmalta.com is glad to support the project and will be bringing you all the latest news about the weekly show at the earliest convenience. Thus, there is only one thing to say, make sure to tune into Net Television within the hour for an exciting season on Sibt Familja.

Source: Press Release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk8jdA4qh2I

Published in Local Music News

Gianluca, the male artist who represented Malta in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat will be making a guest appearance on the weekly variety show, Sas-Sitta which airs on NET Television between 14:35 and 18:00 CET. The programme produced by Spiteri Lucas Entertainment features a quiz in every programme and Gianluca will be joined by his sister Dorothy as they play against Klinsmann and Kylie Coleiro, both former finalists of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest.

 

Sas-Sitta, collaborators of escflashmalta.com for the Annual Awards given in light of the national selection is hosted by Ray Attard and Debbie Scerri, the latter having also represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1997, performing the track Let Me Fly written by Ray Agius to finish in ninth place. The male host alongside comedian Toni Busuttil will also be showcasing their vocal skills as they impersonate famous singers for the very last time, whilst accompanied by the programmes' band led by Mark Spiteri Lucas, one of the most successful composers in the local music industry. A spectacular afternoon on NET Television, which will also be aided with some dancing offered by Keith Dance Studio. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news. 

Source: Spiteri Lucas Entertainment, Emil Calleja Bayliss (Photo)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK4TvZeL6c0

Published in Local Music News

escflashmalta.com is currently focusing on the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest whilst keeping dibs on the latest news from the local music scene and one of the features which we promote highly is that of the television series, D.R.E.A.M.S whose script is written by Evelyn Saliba La Rosa and Michael Vella Haber with original songs composed by Maestro Ray Agius. The element of creating original music in Maltese was met extremely well by music critics and this gives the public the opportunity to venture out of the typical drama. Maestro Ray Agius is an established composer noting that he has achieved success locally and internationally with two of his songs in particular, representing Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest, where they achieved top ten results. These were of course; Keep Me In Mind by Mike Spiteri in 1995 and Let Me Fly by Debbie Scerri in 1997 and both achieved top ten results for Malta. The series which airs on Television Malta, the main organ of transmittion for the Public Broadcasting Services will return for a twenty-second episode this evening.

A plot is known to have a series of twists and they are definitely not lacking at the moment in the case of Karen (Lara Dimech) who recently learned from her mother, Helen (Roberta Briffa) that her father is not the figure she has known for all the past couple of years but Paul (Kevin De Leonardo). This will surely come as a shock to many for the simple reason that his name is not new, and indeed so because he also happens to be the father of Diane (Michela Galea). Karen who is being accompanied by her brother, Jeremy (Mikhail Attard) is dumbfounded at how the cards have played out in what was meant to be the final house of the night. The second story which is receiving a lot of coverage at the moment is the one featuring Frances (Sabina Attard) whose sole is to convince her husband, Samwel (Joseph Fenech) that she is innocent of the fraud charges that landed her in prison in the first place. Pamela (Lara Cuschieri) had played her cards right in a bid to get the former job that Frances had as a high level executive and the man whom she truly loved. Nevertheless, Amber (Celine Cuschieri) was having none of this and she was foiling Pamela's plans in a series of lies. 

Samwel is visited by someone at the door, that someone most likely being Hilda (Evelyn Saliba La Rosa) but this will be revealed this evening. In the meantime, Antoinette (Annalise Psaila) is still seemingly being given the cold shoulder by Brandon (Jean Pierre Cassar) over numerous faults created specifically by Tiffany (Kristen Camilleri). Jade (Rachel Genovese), Jasmine (Rachael Tedesco Triccas) and Katia (Jade Cini) will be trying their best to show the evidence they have acquired against Tiffany but will he believe them or will he rather believe his mind. His reaction might be expected but what will it unfold. Antoinette on the other hand is told of the issues at hand and decides to confront Tiffany this evening but the latter might be playing her cards right, so much so that deception might the key to success in this storyline. The social stratosphere has taken an intriguing turn of late but nevertheless, when turning back to the limitation of a classroom with Carlo Francalanza (Joe Tanti), it seems that everyone is seemingly spaced out but what is the reason behind this? Another scintillating episode of D.R.E.A.M.S awaits on Television Malta right after the evening news bulletin at around 20:45 CET. Remember that every part of the episode bears a lot of importance and thus it is vital that one sees it through.

Source: Rewind Productions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj0fLYBHLDc

Published in Local Music News

Karen DeBattista, a nineteen year old performer from Mosta, one of the largest localities in the country has become the first finalist in this years' edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza. Whilst not being an entirely new face to the local music scene, it seems that she will be following in the footsteps of Simone Gauci who came out of nowhere during the previous year to win Passport 2 Indifest beating jury favourite Marie Claire Attard Bason. In an extraordinary turn-around, the professional jury put her in the first runner-up position finishing in the same slot for the second year running. It is worth noting that Marie Claire Attard Bason has already competed in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza with the song Ma Rridx Ninbidel composed by Sean Vella to the lyrics of Rita Pace in a first time bid within the local music scene.

Dak Li Għidtli Dakhinar, composed by Dominic Galea with lyrics by Joe Friggieri was the opening track of the competition with Karen DeBattista offering the viewers and the jury a much different rendition to what has become a true Nadine Axisa classic. On the other hand, Marie Claire Attard Bason followed with powerhouse vocals as she performed the song Intlaqt Mal-Mewġ composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace. Once more, she was definitely not challenging Janice Mangion, the original performer, giving her own spin to the track but the arrangement did not really suit the track itself in my opinion and thus left the audience yearning more. Regulations for this years' edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza will be unveiled during the course of the week but nevertheless, songs for Karen DeBattista will be put aside and listened to individually. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the local music scene.

Source: Spiteri Lucas Entertainment, Emil Calleja Bayliss (Image)

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