Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 1984

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After the success of the First Editon of the Festival Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 1983 The Organising Committee continued working on the second edition, they made some small changes too and keep going working on the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 1984 planed to held in middle of September as part from the celebration of the Independence Day. This year was the Celebration of the 20 th Anniversary from the day Malta came Independent in 21 st September, 1964.And this Festival Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 1984 was included in the celebration week.

Organising Committee

The organizing Committee under the Chairman ship of Charles A.Bellia, issued the regulaitions of the festival, the other members where Charles Stroud, Tony Catania Caruana and Doris Stroud. There where 33 songs, and it was very hard for the Jury to choose 16 songs for the Final.

The Festival

The Festival was held on Wednesday 14 September, 1984 again at the Alhambra Theatre at Sliema. The Festival was opens and end with the Majorettes march around the Alhambra hall.

With a politic teem of Independence, like the first Festival. The teem of the Festival was:- Seddaq Il-Għaqda Fil-Maltin u s-Sliem.

For this Festival the Committee’ again, think to issued a cassette with this songs with a production of Tony C.Scott and prepare a souvernerprogram with the lyrics of the songs, and photos of the singers taken part, the compers of the Festival where Hector Bruno and Louise Agius.

The Song Festival

Here are the 16 Finalist Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Freddie Agius Inġeddu ‘l Settembru ta’ L-‘64 Frederick G.Borg Frederick G.Borg
02 Joan Vassallo Magħqudin Jo Naudi Jo Naudi
03 Sammy Bartolo Urini Ħabib Jo Naudi Jo Naudi
04 Martin Gauci Seddaq il-Għaqda u s-Sliem Anthony Vella Victor Cutajar
05 Tania Camilleri Lejn L-Għaqda u s-Sliem Amadeo Cassar Amadeo Cassar
06 Tessie Farrugia Lejn Ħelsien Sħieħ Maurice Vella Maurice Vella
07 Albert Attard Ma' Ninsew Qatt Paul Falzon Albert Attard
08 Rennie Vella Bik Kburin Paul Falzon Albert Attard
09 Agnes Cassar Dawl tal-Qawmien Lucia Cassar Agnes Cassar
10 Edwin Vella & Edwin Vella Kollox Għall-Idejal Edwin Vella Edwin Vella
11 Benny Grima & Tonia Grima Hekk Hemm Miktub Benny Grima Benny Grima
12 Godwin Lucas Għoxrin Sena Ilu Gaetano Vella Spiro Zammit
13 Agatha Spiteri Malta Tagħna Mario Cardona Ġorġ Zammit
14 Adelina Attard Hekk Xtaqtek …Ħielsa Charles Mifsud Carmelo Zammit
15 Victor Cutajar ’L-Artna Ħanina Anthony Fenech Victor Cutajar

The Jury

The Jury was composed bye six members [ ? ], [  ? ], [ ? ], [ ? ], [ ? ] and [ ? ] while the representative for UKAM Society of Maltese Composers and Authors was [  ?]


During the process by the jury to chose the winners, there was entertainment by [  ? ], the duo [ ? ] and [ ? ], [ ? ] and a comedy sketch by Paul Mintoff and Hector Bruno.

Winner Finalist

Here are the Winning Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Tanya Camilleri Lejn l-Għaqda u s-Sliem Amadeo Cassar Amadeo Cassar

Other Prizes

The stage set was made by Rueben Caruana while Charles Stroud was the stage director. The trophies was presented by Dr.Eddie Fenech Adami President of the Nationalist Party, and at the end he address to the present public.