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Għana fil-Għoli (La Bormliza) Għana fil-Għoli (La Bormliza)

Għana, (pron. aa-na) is the generic term for Maltese folksong. Oneof the styles is known as fil-Għoli or La Bormliza. Fil-Għoli (high-pitched) While the other two styles (Spirtu Pront and Fatt) are driven byverbal play and narrative, għana fil-għoli favours the musicalqualities of the voice as the…

Afro Bougna Band – Africa Afro Bougna Band – Africa

Jali Diabate is a master of the Kora, a traditional instrument of theMandinka ethnic group. He currently lives in Sicily and his bandcomprises African and Italian artists portraying a fusion World Musicwith distinct tribal-afro roots. The concert features a music journeyacross various African traditions…

Għana Spirtu Pront Għana Spirtu Pront

Għana, (pron. aa-na) is the generic term for Maltese folksong. Oneof the styles is known as Spirtu Pront. Spirtu Pront (quick wit, literally ‘ready spirit’) Spirtu pront is essentially an improvised song-duel betweentwogħannejja, each trying to best the other in argument. Generally,two…