Music of Malta

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File:Popular Gozitan musicians known as Id-Dudi, 1910s. Photo Mikiel Farrugia

The music of Malta ranges across a spectrum of genres such as traditional folk music, metal and various forms of electronica.

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"Għana" is the traditional folk music of Malta (the 'Għ' is a silent consonant).

Malta organises its own Malta Song Festival yearly since 1960.

. Klinsmann participated in Malta Song for Europe in 2007 [She Gives me Wings] and 2008 [Go finalist song]. Claudia Faniello was the second runner up in Malta song for Europe 2008 who participated with the songs Caravaggio and Sunrise. Chiara represented Malta in Eurovision a total of 3 times, 1998, 2005, 2009. Gaia Cauchi represented and won for Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2013. Gianluca Bezzina represented Malta in 2013. Destiny Chukunyere represented and won for Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. Chukunyere is going to represent Malta at Eurovision 2020 after winning the Maltese version of X Factor.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Marcello Sorce Keller. “Malta, History, Culture and Geography of Music”, Janet Sturman (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. Los Angeles: SAGE Reference, 2019, Vol. III, 1382-1384.
  • Marcello Sorce Keller. “Malta, Modern and Contemporary Performance Pratice”, Janet Sturman (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. Los Angeles: SAGE Reference, 2019, Vol. III, 1384-1386.

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