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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…

Ramzailech Ramzailech

“Who are theseIsraeli-post-traditionalist-hardcore-playing-yeddish-singing-klezmer-blasting-jews?”The “Ramzailech Formula” is simple and highly effective:an unstoppable live act, band members that head-dive right into thecrowd, hora-circles and mosh pits of happy people and hardcore…

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…