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Local Music News

L-Għanja Tal-Poplu, the most popular festival of original songs in Maltese, will be held on the 21st April 2012 in the Sir Temi Zammit Hall, at Tal-Qroqq. This will be the 36th edition of this festival, which aim is to keep the Maltese language alive even through the music. The organising committee invites authors, composers and music groups to participate with songs that deal with our experiences and aspirations as a nation in the world today. As in previous editions, the songs will be accompanied live by various groups and musicians. The commitee will also be providing the services of…
The world of reality television is growing quite rapidly here in the Maltese and once again, the station heading into the right direction is Net Television who will be holding a competition bearing the name "Passport 2 Showbiz" during the weekly show "Sas-Sitta" presented by Mireille Bonello and Ray Attard. This morning, auditions were held and the finalists have been exclusively revealed to ESCflashmalta which is always first in bringing you local news. The acts which made it through mostly comprise of singers but luckily enough two dancers made it through the auditions phase. The judges which chose the finalists…
For the 10th consecutive year, ŻĦN Malta is proud to present another edition of the Strummin' Home concerts - Strummin' Chroma X to be held on the 7th and 8th October, 2011 at Sir Temi Zammit Hall, University of Malta. The event is being organised under the Patronage of H.E. the President of Malta Dr George Abela, and all funds collected will be donated to the Malta Community Chest Fund. A 60 strong cast of guitarists is hard at work rehearsing for the annual guitar event Strummin' Home. The concert features a guitar choir which strums along to popular songs…
Monday, 26 September 2011 23:01

Malta: Ylenia Vella Triumphs

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The Maltese Islands are known for their talent within the art of vocal performing noting that some of our stars have managed to perform with some of the leading global artists but what is even more impressive is the budding talent that is easily showing signs of taking over. The musical reality television programme that took place on Television Malta during the months of summer entitled 'Don't Stop Me Now' sought to promote the best of the new talent in the best possible way through various musical and non-musical challenges with host Eileen Montesin stating that artists need to grow…
Despite the ever growing amount of competitions in the local music scene, artists are known to come together in a number of events with the aim of promoting good causes and one of such events is surely the one organized on behalf of the Malta Community Chest Fund known as 'L-Istrina' in which a lot of organizations benefit. This year, a theme entitled 'Mill-Qalb' which can easily be translated into 'From the bottom of my Heart' has also been adopted for the fundraiser. With such a strong basis on the Eurovision Song Contest, one would surely remember when in 2009…
Maltese is the national language of the Maltese Islands but when it comes to the art of songwriting, many have opted to make use of one of the two official languages being English but then again, one competition which strives to promote the best of the nations' traits is the 'Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza' where singers are obliged to perform original tracks in Maltese. The popularity that it has obtained in recent years is justifiable noting the successes of Ira Losco, Claudette Pace, Fabrizio Faniello, Kaya, Klinsmann, Rita Pace, Miriam Christine and Mike Spiteri amongst others. The quality of the competition…
The 4th edition of Xirka Rock - Stairway to Xmas is going to be held at Sky Club in Paceville on Friday 16th December at 9.30pm. Xirka Rock brings together Maltese men and women of all ages and description who love rock in all its forms. From classic to pop rock, from unplugged to reggae, from soft to heavy rock, from rock & roll to progressive rock. And beyond. Xirka Rock is a network set up to exchange views and opinions and to make it easier for promoters to organise and market rock concerts. At the heart of Xirka Rock…
The festive season is known to bring about joy for many people who get together throughout this period but then again, one of the best ways to bring about such a message of happiness is through music and one of the leading male artists in the local music industry being Aldo Busuttil has come up with the idea of hosting a live Christmas Concert. This idea has been somewhere in the abyss of the mind of the young tenor for quite some time and in the past couple of months, he has been trying to actualize it in the best…
The 8th edition of the 89.7 Bay Music Awards preparations are in full swing now, with the event set to take place on Monday 12th December, eve of a public holiday. The Bay Arena will be the venue for the show, whilst this year’s hosts are the ‘breakfast’ man, Drew, Drive time’s Nathan and the station’s newest addition, Ben Glover. This year’s slogan “Are you ready to SCREAM” highlights Bay’s continuous commitment to providing the best show possible, with this year’s edition promising to be ‘simply the best’! Plenty of surprises are in store during the event and also leading…
The month of November is already coming towards an end and with December looming, that means one of many things in the Maltese Islands but then again, the most important event in the local music calender that takes place is surely the Bay Music Awards which have been announced to be taking place on Monday 12th December, the eve of a public holiday. Until then though, the artists will surely continue releasing material because it is their art at the end of the day and some of the tunes that are being emitted on radios at the moment are purely…