Għana fil-Għoli (La Bormliza)
Għana, (pron. aa-na) is the generic term for Maltese folksong. One of the styles is known as fil-Għoli or La Bormliza.
While the other two styles (Spirtu Pront and Fatt) are driven by verbal play and narrative, għana fil-għoli favours the musical qualities of the voice as the song develops in melodic contours over the regular pulse of the guitar. The prolonged melisma of the words draw the listener along with them, inviting him to stay with the sense and colour of the sound, rather than attempt to follow the meaning of the words.
Listen to Għana fil-Għoli (La Bormliza)
Għana fil-Għoli. PBS Sound Archives, location, date and peformers unspecified.