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Qarċilla Qarċilla

Il-Qarċilla is a poetic farce in Maltese which up to a hundred yearsago formed part of the Carnival celebrations held in Valletta and wasalso very popular in a number of villages. A man, acting as a notary,would in the presence of two youngsters, acting as husband andwife-to-be, read out a marital contract…

Kantilena Kantilena

Kantilena is a band from Malta playing a brand of modern andcontemporary folk with traditional roots. "We have a love oftraditional music and of the Maltese language. At the same time wewant to create something that is contemporary, and that is how to bandcame to be", explains Drinu Camilleri, one of…

Għana Tal-Fatt Għana Tal-Fatt

Għana, (pron. aa-na) is the generic term for Maltese folksong. Oneof the styles is known as tal-Fatt. Tal-Fatt (factual) Għana tal-fatt usually only involves one għannej. Nowadays, thesinger is often the composer of the lyrics, whereas in earlier times,certainly in the first half of the twentieth…