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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 01:15

GħTP 14: Interview with Karen DeBattista

L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a music competition with original songs in Malta is turning thirty-eight (38) in a couple of days whilst encountering a resurgence, noting that the amount of submissions this year reached seventy-one (71), the highest in reality since the committee introduced the element of live instruments during the performances. escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the sixteen (16) competing acts, and thus we move onto the seventh act in our series; Karen DeBattista who will be performing the song Jien Ma Naħdimx composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace.

Karen DeBattista, a newcomer to the local music scene whose vocals have well and truly been recognised by a couple of professional personnel, seeing you through to the finals of the Malta Summer Hit Song Contest, the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and now, L-Għanja tal-Poplu. How have you as an artist grown throughout these competitions and what lies ahead in the future?

I must say that taking part in local competitions surely helps artists to grow first and foremost with regards to confidence and stage presence. I remember my first time on stage; I was absolutely petrified. By time I realised that all that was needed was self-assurance and experience. It also widens an artist’s circle of musical companions, meaning that with each experience I made new friends, both singers, and also composers and authors. I hope to work on new projects, although I don’t like to plan too far into the future. We’ll see what comes my way in the future!

Jien Ma Naħdimx, composed by Mark Scicluna 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?

The song is a simple ballad, yet its simplicity in music compliments the lyrics while allowing the audience to follow the theme of the song. The lyrics are directed towards society’s view with regards to the role of housewives. We seem to be under the impression that women who opt not to find a paying job have all the time in the world to do whatever they please.

In reality, the work which has to be done with regards to taking care of the family and doing all that is necessary to make a house a home requires the same, if not more, effort than a ‘regular’ job. There is no payment for a housewife’s work; all that she would want is the gratitude shown by family members and the proper importance given to her by society.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CShSN9jTJfc

L-Għanja tal-Poplu is known to be a celebration of lyrical prowess amongst friends, noting that the competitive feel is very much forgotten during rehearsals or the actual night of the competition. With ONE, the most successful private broadcaster in Malta supporting this event, it seems to denote its successful reputation. Do you believe that there’s a place for this competition within the local music industry and do you support it’s continuation in the years to come?

Without a doubt! I believe that we need to push more boundaries with regards to local music especially when it comes to writing lyrics in Maltese. I sincerely hope that this particular competition leads the way to similar productions in the future. Our language is a jewel, especially when combined with sweet music composed by so many talented musicians. 

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

I would like to encourage the audience to be part of this celebration of local talent; it means the world to us performers!

Source: Official Website, Official Facebook Page, Emil Calleja Bayliss (Photo)

Published in Interviews

L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a music competition with original songs in Malta is turning thirty-eight (38) in a couple of days whilst encountering a resurgence, noting that the amount of submissions this year reached seventy-one (71), the highest in reality since the committee introduced the element of live instruments during the performances. escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the sixteen (16) competing acts, and thus we move onto the sixth act in our series; Christian Arding who will be performing the song Il-Karba tal-Mument composed by Chan Vella to the lyrics of Kevin Tanti.

Christian, surely the most experienced male vocalist in this competition, having been a part of L-Għanja tal-Poplu, Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and the Malta Eurovision Song Contest in the past. Each experience spells out new memories but which one do you keep close to heart and what do you aim to achieve with this participation?

I keep my participation in the 2006 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest close to my heart because it was indeed one of the best years in my career. My aim with this participation is to push forward a message of hope to those families who are facing trouble following seperation.

Il-Karba tal-Mument, composed by Chan Vella to the lyrics of Kevin Tanti 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?

The meaning of the song is based on my actual life at the moment. It is about a child who is passing through really hard times since the parents are separating and what kids do think about it like for example. My kids ask me if they are the reason why our family ended and this is one message which I wanted to depict.

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

L-Għanja tal-Poplu is known to be a celebration of lyrical prowess amongst friends, noting that the competitive feel is very much forgotten during rehearsals or the actual night of the competition. With ONE, the most successful private broadcaster in Malta supporting this event, it seems to denote its successful reputation. Do you believe that there’s a place for this competition within the local music industry and do you support it’s continuation in the years to come?

Yes, I support these kind of music showcases, because it is not a festival where there is a lot of competition, like the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. I believe that the adopted attitude should be present in other events encompassing the scene.

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

I would like to thank all the individuals who support my music, and those who support the local music scene in general because without people like you, we would not do this!

Source: Official WebsiteOfficial Facebook Page

Published in Interviews

L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a music competition with original songs in Malta is turning thirty-eight (38) in a couple of days whilst encountering a resurgence, noting that the amount of submissions this year reached seventy-one (71), the highest in reality since the committee introduced the element of live instruments during the performances. escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the sixteen (16) competing acts, and thus we move onto the fifth act in our series; Frank O'Neill, Christabelle Curmi and The Likes who will be performing the song Kif Xrobtuli il-Menti written by Frank O'Neill himself.

Frank & Christabelle, a duo who have long established a role in the local music industry by partaking in L-Għanja tal-Poplu on two (2) previous occasions, even finishing in second (2nd) place once. This time round, you will be joined by a group known as The Likes. Would you care to explain how this collaboration came about and what the public should expect from this team?

Just about a week before the closing date of this years competition, I met Christabelle in Rabat. She asked me if I had written a song . When I replied that I hadn't and that she did not have one,I asked her t suggest a subject. She replied that her mind was blank and that gave me the impetus ,the spark to write the song which deals with the use/misuse and abuse of the social media which can result,metaphorically speaking in a Blanked out mind.

Kif Xrobbtuli l-Menti, written by Frank O’Neill 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?

Finding the musicians to accompany us was quite a challange but,luckily, Brian Tonna and his son Andrew where available and they managed to rope in a drummer,a guitarist,a violinist, a tuba player and percussionist. We named the band IL-LAJKS which doubles up for Likes and a typical Maltese expression.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QScaQ8ZUw1M

L-Għanja tal-Poplu is known to be a celebration of lyrical prowess amongst friends, noting that the competitive feel is very much forgotten during rehearsals or the actual night of the competition. With ONE, the most successful private broadcaster in Malta supporting this event, it seems to denote its successful reputation. Do you believe that there’s a place for this competition within the local music industry and do you support it’s continuation in the years to come?

I like the Festival as it gives space for writing unusual songs with social and relevant Themes. The atmosphere is friendly and free of pressures.  Last year I co presented with Valerie Vella and, although I enjoyed the challenge, I must say I much prefer playing music.....it's live after all. The style of my song is quite theatrical and requires us to do more than just sing and play...but we'll leave that for the day!

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

My message to the public is to support initiatives which strengthen our Maltese identity and language and give space to air our views.....and please...KEEP IT LIVE!!!!

Source: Official WebsiteOfficial Facebook Page

Published in Interviews

L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a music competition with original songs in Malta is turning thirty-eight (38) in a couple of days whilst encountering a resurgence, noting that the amount of submissions this year reached seventy-one (71), the highest in reality since the committee introduced the element of live instruments during the performances. escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the sixteen (16) competing acts, and thus we move onto the fourth act in our series; Tmien Ħabbiet who will be performing the song Rutina composed by Jonathan Laferla to the lyrics of Charlie Bonnici.

Apart from the songs having a social lyric to accompany each entry, your name as a group strikes a chord with me, with Tmien Ħabbiet referring to your individual worth. How does one start to begin in deciphering such a name, especially knowing that you have been together for the past twenty-five (25) years and who came up with it?

We’re really glad that you appreciate the name of our band, but you’d be surprised to find out that, firstly, it didn’t take us more than a few minutes to come up with the name, and secondly, the main reasoning behind it was due to the fact that we joke around calling each other “Ja habba hazina” every chance we get!! Further more, we only came up with the name after finding out we qualified for l-“Ghanja tal-Poplu”!! Sorry to disappoint…hehe!!

Rutina, composed by Charlie Bonnici to the lyrics of Jonathan Laferla 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?

Listening to the lyrics, you’d realise very quickly that it is mostly being used metaphorically to reflect the frustrations and struggles of every day life. Trying to get to places on time, relying on someone else to get you there, having a bus driver who does pretty much what he wants, without having to answer to anyone, leaving you feeling powerless and frustrated. This could be used to describe any person of authority you might come across during your day…that warden that double parks to give you a fine, that bully at school, our own judicial system!!! At the end of it though, we’re all dealing with our own struggles, ‘on the same bus’ so to speak!!!

L-Għanja tal-Poplu is known to be a celebration of lyrical prowess amongst friends, noting that the competitive feel is very much forgotten during rehearsals or the actual night of the competition. With ONE, the most successful private broadcaster in Malta supporting this event, it seems to denote its successful reputation. Do you believe that there’s a place for this competition within the local music industry and do you support its continuation in the years to come?

Well, from what we heard, there were over (70) seventy songs that applied for this festival, so obviously, if there isn’t a place for all this talent to be showcased, there should be!!! Having said that, speaking through our experiences building up to this Festival, we’ve had a blast so far!!! So, the more, the merrier…

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

Whether it’s playing music, a sport, dancing, or any other form of art you do that makes you feel good when doing it, even if you think you might not be very good at it, even if it’s just for you....Keep doing it!!! Enjoy.

Source: Official WebsiteOfficial Facebook Page

Published in Interviews

L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a music competition with original songs in Malta is turning thirty-eight (38) in a couple of days whilst encountering a resurgence, noting that the amount of submissions this year reached seventy-one (71), the highest in reality since the committee introduced the element of live instruments during the performances. escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the sixteen (16) competing acts, and thus we move onto the third act in our series; Estelle Fenech Imbroll who will be performing the song Numri composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Paul Attard.

Estelle Fenech Imbroll, a relatively young vocalist with distinct vocal capabilities has grown a real lot since her time on L-iSfida, a hit talent show broadcast on Television Malta. It was twelve (12) months ago, when your song was awarded with the prestigious social theme award by the jury of L-Għanja tal-Poplu, deciding to return with a completely different type of song. How difficult is it to work on new material after achieving success?

It was extremely easy since I worked with the same team, and I left everything entirely to them, up to the song theme and the song melody. I believe that I would have been hampering their creativity had I restricted them to some genera or song style. This is why I believe the song has both such a strong message and an enchanting brisk melody. 

Numri, composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Paul Attard 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?

The lyrics are about a woman who is engulfed in a lifestyle of gambling money for a living. Despite knowing that it’s breaking down not only her, but her family as well; she cannot seem to stop since she’s simply addicted to the high of risking everything every day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoCWHAY4rQQ

L-Għanja tal-Poplu is known to be a celebration of lyrical prowess amongst friends, noting that the competitive feel is very much forgotten during rehearsals or the actual night of the competition. With ONE, the most successful private broadcaster in Malta supporting this event, it seems to denote its successful reputation. Do you believe that there’s a place for this competition within the local music industry and do you support it’s continuation in the years to come?

I strongly believe that ‘L-Għanja tal-Poplu’ has a big place in the local music scene. First of all we are all singing in the beautiful Maltese language, and that is something priceless in this day and age where people are using the Maltese language less everyday. Second of all, the social issues sung are all somewhat particular to the Maltese society, even if they are also found abroad. Last but not least, there’s also the valuable fact that this festival is played by live musicians, something which very few musical festivals do so in Malta.

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

To appreciate the Maltese language and music more, and make an attempt to both speak in Maltese more, and to hear Maltese artists more.

Source: Official WebsiteOfficial Facebook Page

Published in Interviews
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:30

GħTP 14: Interview with the group 7 Spadi

L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a music competition with original songs in Malta is turning thirty-eight (38) in a couple of days whilst encountering a resurgence, noting that the amount of submissions this year reached seventy-one (71), the highest in reality since the committee introduced the element of live instruments during the performances. escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the sixteen (16) competing acts, and thus we move onto the second act in our series; 7 Spadi who will be performing the song Il-Quċċata composed by Jeffrey Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace.

7 Spadi, a group of friends who have already performed together in a previous edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu, that being two (2) years ago with the song Ħsad Qabel Iż-Żmien, albeit without a formal group name. How does this experience differ in general and what is the main line of thought behind the name of the group?

Changes occur in every aspect of life and therefore also in music. Some of my friends in the group have known each other for quite some time now. Few of them I also knew them in strollers, believe it or not! So I am definitely sure that talent has grown in each and one of us. 7 SPADI – well! To get with this group title, I spent loads and loads of sleepless nights, and do not get me started on the nightmares! But actually it was during a calm night when I came up with this name as if some kind of dream or vision inspired me! 

Perhaps one of the meanings suggests that our group is equal irrelevant of size, age, nationality, politics, character, religion and colour. Ironically, I used to love playing spades on the computer. Nevertheless, we are trying to portray a very strong message given that our spades are trying to pierce all the society quickly, including us too!

Il-Quċċata, composed by Jeffrey Scicluna 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?

As I said before, we are trying to give a lesson or rather try to portray a picture depicted by those whose lives changed from zeros to heroes, actually villains rather than heroes! It has a slow rock rhythm. Everyone tries hard to obtain something in life. Sacrifices and experiences are necessary for each and every one of us to grow in life and, why not, we also need some help from others too. 

But sometimes as soon as our lives change, our habits and our perceptions change too. We must realize that we are living in the same world and success and flaws happen all the time in our lives. So everyone must keep his feet on the ground and also stay humble and alert because one can lose whatever he worked for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZaWBypiZ88

L-Għanja tal-Poplu is known to be a celebration of lyrical prowess amongst friends, noting that the competitive feel is very much forgotten during rehearsals or the actual night of the competition. With ONE, the most successful private broadcaster in Malta supporting this event, it seems to denote its successful reputation. Do you believe that there’s a place for this competition within the local music industry and do you support it’s continuation in the years to come?

I always believed in local talent, but unfortunately not everyone does! Some people might say that our language does not fit with music which I definitely disagree. But are we doing enough to sustain what I and others say about local music? In my opinion we are not doing enough. 

Certain individuals and also places of work should try to include the Maltese language in their factories, hospitals, contracts, explanations, job descriptions, notice boards and all that is related to facilities and work places. Then we can say that Maltese can be included and fits right EVERYWHERE before convincing that it is good to be sung as well!

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

7 is a perfect number: we are not that perfect, I know! But I am sure that with the help of our SPADES, we can pinch you quick so that everyone realizes that even though we cannot be perfect, but at least we can try to. Enjoy life and its beauty. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Source: Official Website, Official Facebook Page

Published in Interviews

L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a music competition with original songs in Malta is turning thirty-eight (38) in a couple of days whilst encountering a resurgence, noting that the amount of submissions this year reached seventy-one (71), the highest in reality since the committee introduced the element of live instruments during the performances. escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the sixteen (16) competing acts, and kicking off the feature is none other than Marie Claire Attard Bason who will be performing the song Mara composed by Andrew Zammit to the lyrics of Emil Calleja Bayliss.

Marie Claire Attard Bason, a vocalist who does not need any introduction, especially in competitions where Maltese is the language of song. Fresh off a fourth (4th) place finish in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, you return to the Sir Temi Żammit and L-Għanja tal-Poplu for a second consecutive year. How have you changed in the past year?

In the past year, I don't say I have changed but more like, continued to grow, mature and develop. I like experimenting with different styles and work with different people using each and every opportunity as a learning experience. I’ve also have experienced a number of musical opportunities this past year, so definitely they helped me grow much stronger vocally. 

Last year I presented a ballad which spoke about bullying which was very close to heart and this year I'll be singing about feminism and the way females are treated differently. The theme is also very close to heart but the music style is different to last year. This year I'm exploring a new style and the song itself has a good rhythm that makes it instantly catchy. 

Mara, composed by Andrew Zammit to the lyrics of Emil Calleja Bayliss 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?

As I have already mentioned, the lyrics speak about the role of the female in the local society. Sometimes the female role is seen in a negative light, some abuse women in the workplace, make fun of her on a daily basis especially if she works in a male dominated environment but through this song I want to show that even though it's a daily challenge one should fight on and take charge of his own life. 

The style of the song is contemporary with a jazzy feel to it. The melody itself is quite rhythmic and Andrew managed to give the song a Maltese feel. Something I really love because at the end of the day this festival is a way of portraying our national identity both on a social level through the lyrics and also through the music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mR4RpvJIOA

L-Għanja tal-Poplu is known to be a celebration of lyrical prowess amongst friends, noting that the competitive feel is very much forgotten during rehearsals or the actual night of the competition. With ONE, the most successful private broadcaster in Malta supporting this event, it seems to denote its successful reputation. Do you believe that there’s a place for this competition within the local music industry and do you support it’s continuation in the years to come?

I strongly believe there's always place for a healthy competition especially one in Maltese which puts extra emphasis on the lyrics of the songs. The themes explored in this festival are sometimes unheard of in other festivals, which it is unfortunate, yet it makes this festival very special. 

As each year goes on, the festival, which is a celebration of music amongst friends, seems to be getting better and stronger so I gladly support the continuation of something successful that has improved in heaps in the last few years

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

Well, I would love to tell all the readers to keep supporting the local talent. We do music because we love it and if we don't have an audience for it unfortunately we can stop doing it or do it behind closed doors. Music has the power to bring people together so their support is greatly appreciated.

Source: Official Website, Official Facebook Page

Published in Interviews
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:55

GħTP 2014: Running Order for Final Unveiled

On the 3rd February, the organising committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu released the song titles and the names of the songwriters of each of the sixteen (16) qualifiers. It was also announced that seventy-one (71) submissions were received, the highest since its return to the local music scene a couple of years ago, denoting that the changes made to the competition have been appreciated by artists, songwriters and producers alike. In the coming days, escflashmalta.com will be publishing a series of interviews with each of the artists confirmed as participants in this years’ edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu, dealing with the social theme, and also past experiences in the music industry.

On Wednesday evening, the organising committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu unveiled the running order for this years’ edition having just finished a series of promotional shoots, one for the postcards which will accompany each entry as well as the photographs which will be used for press releases in leading local tabloids. At this point in time, we have no clue with regards to the quality of the songs, but nevertheless, the professional jury had an extremely difficult time to decide which sixteen (16) deserved to get through. escflashmalta.com has permission to air a 30 second snippet from each song, these accompanying the questions and answers to be publishing in the coming days.

01. Mara - Marie Claire Attard Bason (Emil Calleja Bayliss, Andrew Zammit)

02. Il-Quċċata – 7 Spadi (Rita Pace, Jeffrey Scicluna)

03. Numri - Estelle Fenech Imbroll (Paul Attard, Mark Scicluna)

04. Rutina – Tmien Ħabbiet (Jonathan Laferla, Charlie Bonnici)

05. Kif Xrobbtuli l-Menti - Frank O'Neill, Christabelle Curmi u l-Likes (Frank O'Neill)

06. Il-Karba tal-Mument - Christian Arding (Kevin Tanti, Chan Vella)

07. Fejn Huma? - Daniel Borg (George Cassar, Daniel Borg)

08. Jien Ma Naħdimx - Karen DeBattista (Rita Pace, Mark Scicluna)

09. Immigrant Regolari - Teddie Zammit (Rita Pace, Teddie Zammit)

10. Pupa - Denise Spiteri (Mark Laurence Zammit)

11. Il-Bamboċċu, Il-Bambinu u l-Budaj - Frans Casha (Frans Casha)

12. Wara l-Kanċell - Miriam Christine u Olivia Lewis (J J Farrugia, Miriam Christine)

13. Bħal Għasfura - Mario Debono (Mario Debono)

14. Djarju ta' Tifkiriet - Simone Gauci (Emil Calleja Bayliss, Mark Spiteri Lucas)

15. Liberat – Teddie Zammit (George Cassar, Teddie Zammit)

16. Insellmulkom - Domenique (Joe Chircop, Philip Vella)

The 38th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu is being organised with the help of the Malta Arts Fund and in collaboration with Studio 7. Authors, composers, singers and musical groups wishing to participation can find all the required information through the Official Website, or the Official Facebook Page. The renowned local competition which has been given a true facelift in recent years is also being given a brand new visual identity in 2014 with emerging artist Darren Tanti responsible for a new logo, one which encompasses the idea of live music and singing, elements of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for the latest news.

Source: Għanja tal-Poplu (Facebook)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLOCT-U-dVQ

Published in L-Għanja Tal-Poplu

On the 31st January, the organising committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was receiving entries for the 38th edition of the illustrious competition, in hope of finding a track to succeed Hawn Siġġu Nieqes composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas to the lyrics of Paul Ellul, with vocals provided by Cherise Attard, as the winner. The organising committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu has decided to introduce a number of brand new regulations including a financial reward for the winner of the singer/songwriter accolade as well as the top three (3) as chosen by a panel of judges.

The list of sixteen (16) participants was selected from a total of seventy-one (71) submissions, which means that L-Għanja tal-Poplu practically doubled the amount of submissions from the previous year when almost forty (40) tracks were sent in. The organising committee appointed five (5) professional judges to review the songs and spoke highly of each of the respective submissions, finally reaching the below verdict. The Committee will be confirming the names of the finalists in due course, as songwriters confirm the demo artist to be the final artist. escflashmalta.com will be doing its utmost to publish the names as soon as possible.

Bħal Għasfura (Mario Debono)

Djarju ta' Tifkiriet - Simone Gauci (Emil Calleja Bayliss, Mark Spiteri Lucas)

Fejn Huma? - Daniel Borg (George Cassar, Daniel Borg)

Il-Bamboċċu, Il-Bambinu u l-Budaj (Frans Casha)

Il-Karba tal-Mument - Christian Arding (Kevin Tanti, Chan Vella)

Il-Quċċata - Jeffrey Scicluna (Rita Pace, Jeffrey Scicluna)

Immigrant Regolari - Teddie Zammit (Rita Pace, Teddie Zammit)

Insellmulkom - Domenique (Joe Chircop, Philip Vella)

Jien Ma Naħdimx - Karen DeBattista (Rita Pace, Mark Scicluna)

Kif Xrobbtuli l-Menti - Frank O'Neill (Frank O'Neill)

Liberat (George Cassar, Teddie Zammit)

Mara - Marie Claire Attard Bason (Emil Calleja Bayliss, Andrew Zammit)

Numri - Estelle Fenech Imbroll (Paul Attard, Mark Scicluna)

Pupa - Denise Spiteri (Mark Laurence Zammit)

Rutina (Jonathan Laferla, Charlie Bonnici)

Wara l-Kanċell - Miriam Christine u Olivia Lewis (J J Farrugia, Miriam Christine)

The 38th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu is being organised with the help of the Malta Arts Fund and in collaboration with Studio 7. Authors, composers, singers and musical groups wishing to participation can find all the required information through the Official Website, or the Official Facebook Page. The renowned local competition which has been given a true facelift in recent years is also being given a brand new visual identity in 2014 with emerging artist Darren Tanti responsible for a new logo, one which encompases the idea of live music and singing, elements of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for the latest news.

Source: YTC, GħTP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmUMJKj5RNk

Published in L-Għanja Tal-Poplu
Corazon, currently preparing for a third consecutive participation in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the track Ten composed by Paul Giordimaina to the lyrics of Fleur Balzan gave an interview to Mark Spiteri Lucas on Sibt Familja where she announced that she will not be sending in a submission for this years' edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. The female singer/songwriter is the most successful female artist in the competition, having triumphed on no less than three (3) occasions; Hawn Jien (2007), Tal-Aħħar (2009) and Mill-Għajnejn ta' Tifla (2010).
 
 
It is worth noting that her total participation tally stands at five (5) with the other two (2) tracks being Illejla B'Xejn (2008) and It-Tweġiba (2013). Corazon was a guest on Sibt Familja to speak about her debut album Hawn Jien, launched at the University of Malta just a couple of days ago. Earning the respect of musicians and scholars alike has not been an easy feat but with crisp diction and clear vocals, this was achieved. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for the latest news about the local music scene, and remember to visit the official website of L-Għanja tal-Poplu for rules and regulations.
 
Source: Sibt Familja (NET Television)
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYySpZPVqPs
 
Published in L-Għanja Tal-Poplu
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