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L-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ 2018

The rules of the festival can be viewed in Maltese on the Għanja tal-Poplu website.

L-Għanja Tal-Poplu Committee

Organizer: Fr Maurice Mifsud
Chairperson:Carmelo Schembri
Secretary: Alexia Cutajar Conti
Co-ordinator / P.R.O: Noel D'Amato
Member: Mark Grech
Production Manager: Brian Bonnici
Assistant Adminstrator: Anton Miceli

Organizing Committee

The organizing Committee was the L-Għanja tal-Poplu with the collaboration of the Producation team of San Benedittu College composed by Michael Bondin (head of school), Keith Scicluna (teacher), Romina Mamo (teacher) and Kevin Zerafa (technical Assitant).

The Festival

1. L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Żgħażagħ 2018 is a Festival of original songs by Maltese interpreted by young people and accompanied live.

This year (2017), the festival is organized by the Committee, L-Għanja tal-Poplu together with St Benedict College of Ħal-Kirkop with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Academy of the Maltese. The Malta Concert Orchestra of Pjazza Teatru Rjal is offering a group of musicians will accompany the songs under the direction of Mro.Paul Abela and Mro.Joe Brown acting in collaboration with the composer of the finalist songs.

L-Għanja tal-Poplu It is assisted by the Maltese Council for the Arts – Cultural Parnership Agreement.

1.2 The main objectives of the festival are:-

We give an opportunity to young people attending secondary and schools to participate in a festival in which they express the aspirations, the ħolm and their experiences; something which is not possible in the festival the għanja tal-People because participants must be over 16 years of age;

Incourrage young people to concern themselves in original writing and interpretation of the Maltese song quality;

Creating an appreciation of the Maltese song among young people and the general public;

Creating opportunity for authors and composers to work closely with young people to write and compose songs with the Maltese language;

Creating opportunity for the songs presented in the festival delivered to the Maltese public, and even after the festival to find growing audience.

1.3 The festival will be to perform in three phases, (a)The first phase of selection, in which all songs submitted, from them will be selecting the best 30 songs. (b) The second phase of selection, the 30 songs slected will be sung infornt Jury, and from them will be select 16 finalist songs.

(c) The final phase, where having heard songs finalisti, announced the winners.

The Songs

2.1 To enter in to the festival, the songs could be:

(a) Must be relation to original music and never been broadcast or published on CD;

(b) Have either (i) the original lyrics or (ii) as the lyrics have to be published list poem on website *.

Those who will receive the poem guarantees for the purpose of this festival sends an email with the title I'd like a copy of the email on ghanjatalpoplu@gmail.com Poeziji and recieve a copy of the poem guarantees; If the song is used in other festivals, it must request the permission of the author.

(c) Be sung in Maltese; (d) Song must not be longer than three (3) minutes.

  • The list of the poems have already obtained permission for them to be used for the purpose of the festival can be found on www.ghanjafest.com/zghazagh.

2.2 The theme of the song is free, i.e. it can deal with any subject. This festival promote write songs expressing experiences, tastes, desires, aspirations and relationships both personal as well as collective youth.

2.3 The musical style of the songs is free.

2.4 Songs will be judged in terms of the words and the music and the link between them.

2.5 Persons involved in the organisation of the festival as well as the directors of the Orchestra cannot play in the production of songs which will be submitted to the festival.

The Submissions Of Songs

3.1 One can put more than one song for eliminatory phase.

3.2 The song will be recorded on a CD. The words must be understood and it is accompanied as it will reflect melody of the song at the final stage.

3.3 For each song must be presented separate A4 envelope containing:

(a) Recording of the song on CD, which contain only the name of the song,

Track 1. The Song

Track 2. The Backing of the song only, which may include the backing vocals.

(b) Ten copies of the lyrics, written in Maltese;

(c) The application for participation, participants, signed by the author and composer, and the name of the school, or secondary school of music or joy where attending participants.

(d) Contribution fee of €40. (given the reduction in the event that it proved that there are financial difficulties)

3.4 The envelopes of the songs will be received in the Office tal-Għanja tal-Poplu at 227, Merchants Street, Valletta, on Thursday, 2 November 2017 from 10:30-12:00 and from 17:30 to 20:30.

The Eliminatory

4.1 For the purposes of these regulations:

PARTICIPANT means "person or group that is involved in matching the song's creation as a leading author or composer of music".

INTERPRETER means "person (s) matching part in the delivery of the song to the audience", in this case the young person or young people who will interpret the song.

SINGER SONG WRITER "an/grupp song with words and music to interpret of the person/group"

4.2 The jury of eliminatory be made by experts in music, lyrics, or both.

4.3 The jury of the first judge eliminatory the quality of the lyrics and the songs of melody and the link between them, and not the presentation or the acoustic quality. Otherwise professional quality demo recording. Thus a participant can avoid extra costs.

4.4 In the phase of final and final, the interpretation of the song be underlined as well.

4.5 Song being chosen as finalista cannot be withdrawn from the final when his official CD or festival.

The Final Phase

5.1 Each interpreter of song presented in the final when the festival will be an average or secondary school attendance (Form 1 to Form 5) and still attending school.

5.2 In the final when his back or group may request interpret/interpreting to two songs.

5.3 In the final when his group of musicians from the Malta Concert Orchestra will accompany the songs under the direction of Mro. Paul Abela and Mro. Joe Brown.

5.4 Mro Paul Abela u Mro Joe Brown will offer to make musical arrangements for each song in concert with the composer of the song. This will be done free of charge.

5.5 If the participants feel the need, may provide some instrumentation at their own expense, and in agreement with the directors of the Orchestra. This will be done with the approval of the organizers to see to it that everything is technically feasible.

5.6 the backing vocals provide them the participants. Allowed up to four backing vocals if necessary..

The Semi-Finalist of l-Għanja Tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ 2018

Here are the 30 Semi-Finalist Songs

No Singers Songs
01 Bradley Debono Bla Isem Bla Kunjom
02 Elisa Muscat Ċippitatu
03 Eliana Gomez Blanco, Aidan Jay Drakard Dwell
04 Sheridan Balzan Fil-Futur Qarib
05 Nicole Mifsud Ġejjieni
06 Thea Gauci Għerf il-Baħar
07 Thea Gauci Ħmistax
08 Martina Abela Id Moħbija
09 Nicole Hammett Id-Daqqa tal-Vjolin
10 Kira Copperstone Il-Ballata Tal-Vjolin
11 Riona Degiorgio Il-Ħolma
12 Shazay Grima Illużjoni
13 Charisse Ann Vassallo Il-Verita’
14 Thea Aquilina Kieku Nista
15 Eliana Gomez Blanco Kliem
16 Rachel Lowell Li Tiżra Taħsad
17 Bradley Debono L-Identita’
18 Aidan Jay Drakard Ma Kienx ta’ Xejn
19 Martina Galea Lofreda Ma Nafx Għala
20 Luana Schembri Manikin
21 Kacey Azzopardi Mhux Tagħna
22 Martina Galea Lofreda Moħħ ta’ Tifla
23 Kristy Spiteri Nann
24 Kayley Cuschieri Nanna
25 Elisa Muscat Sib Ħin
26 Kira Copperstone Skont id-Daqqa ż-Żifna
27 Nathan Psaila Stennejtek
28 Emma Cutajar Ta’ Rasi
29 Ilenia Camilleri Triq Oħra
30 Jahel Cardona Weġibni Ma

The Finalist of l-Għanja Tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ 2018

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Brandley Debono Bla Isem Bla Kunjom Paul Ellul Marco Debono
02 Eliana Gomez Blanco & Aidan Jay Drakard Dwell Emil Calleja Bayliss Dario Bezzina
03 Thea Gauci Għerf il-Baħar Rita Pace Geordie Debono
04 Thea Gauci Ħmistax Ingrid Vella Mark Spiteri Lucas
05 Riona Degiorgio Il-Ħolma Ray Mahoney Dominic Cini
06 Charisse Ann Vassallo Il-Verita Ivan Debattista Mark Spiteri Lucas
07 Thea Aquilina Kieku Nista' Emil Calleja Bayliss Cyprian Cassar
08 Eliana Gomez Blanco Kliem Ingrid Vella Phlip Vella
09 Rachel Lowell Li Tiżra' Taħsad Emil Calleja Bayliss Philip Vella
10 Martina Galea Loffreda Ma Nafx Għala Joe Julian Farrugia Augusto Cardinali
11 Luana Schembri Manikin Emil Calleja Bayliss Andrew Zahra
12 Elisa Muscat Sib Ħin Rita Pace 'Kaya' Priscilla Giordano Psaila
13 Kira Copperstone Skont id-Daqqa ż-Żifna Emil Calleja Bayliss Mark Spiteri Lucas
14 Nathan Psaila Stennejtek Manuel Chircop Dominic Cini
15 Emma Cutajar Ta' Rasi Emil Calleja Bayliss 'Kaya' Priscilla Giordano Psaila
16 Ilenia Camilleri Triq Oħra Rita Pace Philip Vella
17 Jahel Cardona Weġibni Ma Rita Pace Marco Debono

On Tuesday 5 December, 2018 was annouced the the seventeen finalist song in an alfabetikal order.

The songs of the final will be sing 'live' in front of an expert jury on Saturday 2nd December 2017, where from the thirty semi-finalist selected the Sixteen song in which will take part in the final stage.

The final of Il-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ will held on Friday 2 March 2018. During morning the songs will be infornt of a schools audience, and infront of a younger jury, and at the evening there was the final night open to the general public, and will be know also announced the winners.

The singers will be accompanied by a selection of elements from Malta Concert Orchestra.

Il-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ are organized by the Committee, together with Il-Għanja tal-Poplu, together with the St Benedict College with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Academy of the Maltese.

The Malta Concert Orchestra of Theatre Square Rjal is offering a group of musicians will accompany the songs under the direction of Mro.Paul Abela and Mro. Joe Brown, acting in collaboration with the composer of songs finalisti.

Il-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ are assisted by the Maltese Council for the ArtsCultural Parnership Agreement

The festival with be recorded on DVD and wil be shown later on a tv station who will be announced in few weeks.

Judges

The 30 songs where judge by a penal u expret Jury, There are Joe Piscopo, Paul Buhagiar, Mario Debono, Justin Galea and Mark Laurence Zammit.

All Songs

Here are the seventeen songs heard on soundcloud, http://www.ghanjafest.com/finalisti-l-gtpz/

Meetings Before

The committe of the L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Żgħażagħ 2018 made several meetings with the singers, lyrics and composers.

Singers, Parents, Authors and Composers at the meeting
Singers, Parents, Authors and Composers at the meeting


The Running Order for the Final Night

On Friday 12 at the MiSSIO Hall at Valletta was drawn the running order of the finalist singers, sing in the first edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu Żagħżagħ - 2018. infront the partecipant singers authors and composers.

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Eliana Gomez Blanco Kliem Ingrid Vella Philip Vella (Click for Video)
02 Luana Schembri Manikin Emil Calleja Bayliss Andrew Zahra (Click for Video)
03 Thea Gauci Ħmistax Ingrid Vella Mark Spiteri Lucas (Click for Video)
04 Ilenia Camilleri Triq Oħra Rita Pace Philip Vella (Click for Video)
05 Elisa Muscat Sib Ħin Rita Pace 'Kaya' Priscilla Giordano Psaila (Click for Video)
06 Bradley Debono Bla Isem Bla Kunjom Paul Ellul Marco Debono (Click for Video)
07 Kira Copperstone Skont id-Daqqa ż-Żifna Emil Calleja Bayliss Mark Spiteri Lucas (Click for Video)
08 Riona Degiorgio Il-Ħolma Ray Mahoney Dominic Cini (Click for Video)
09 Emma Cutajar Ta' Rasi Emil Calleja Bayliss 'Kaya' Priscilla Giordano Psaila (Click for Video)
10 Jahel Cardona Weġibni Ma Rita Pace Marco Debono (Click for Video)
11 Rachel Lowell Li Tiżra' Taħsad Emil Calleja Bayliss Philip Vella (Click for Video)
12 Charisse Ann Vassallo Il-Verita Ivan Debattista Mark Spiteri Lucas (Click for Video)
13 Thea Aquilina Kieku Nista' Emil Calleja Bayliss Cyprian Cassar (Click for Video)
14 Nathan Psaila Stennejtek Manuel Chircop Dominic Cini (Click for Video)
15 Thea Gauci Għerf il-Baħar Rita Pace Geordie Debono (Click for Video)
16 Martina Galea Loffreda Ma Nafx Għala Joe Julian Farrugia Augusto Cardinali (Click for Video)
17 Eliana Gomez Blanco & Aidan Jay Drakard Dwell Emil Calleja Bayliss Dario Bezzina (Click for Video)

The Judges

The Five expert jury was composded by on the live show:

The Five popolar jury was composded by:

Intervall

During the intervall, until the results could been known, three young Italian singer songwriters Luca Rossini, Rosario Lanzara and Francesco Puzo sang there songs under the direction of Mro.Vincenzo Sorrentino. Beside that the L-Għanja tal-Poplu Committee reach a collaboration agreement with an festival in Italy San Remo Giovani to send the winners of the editon sing in Italy, this was done by Dr.Marilanda Maiello who make also a sort spice.

Beside these the winner of the festival also with the trophie, got the opportunity to make a video by the Instiute for the Creative Arts - MCAST).

The Committee of the L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Żgħażagħ 2018 also present a momento to the three italian singers and Mro.Sorrentino. and a partecipation momento to all the Maltese singers.

The Winners

In this edition where two prizes, one from The average school From 1 and Form 2, and other prize from school Form 3, 4 and 5. and the Overall winner who get the highest votes wil be dicaled the Winner of L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Żgħażagħ 2018.

School From 1 and Form 2 winner

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Riona Degiorgio Ħolma Ray Mahoney Dominic Cini (Click for Video)

School From 3, 4, 5 winner

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Eliana Gomez Blanco,Aidan Jay Drakard Dwell Emil Calleja Bayliss Dario Bezzina (Click for Video)

The Overall Winner of L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Żgħażagħ 2018.

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Eliana Gomez Blanco,Aidan Jay Drakard Dwell Emil Calleja Bayliss Dario Bezzina (Click for Video)
Riona Degiorgio winner with the song 'Ħolma' from the From 1 and Form 2 Schools
Eliana Gomez Blanco and Aidan Jay Drakard winner with the song 'Dwell' from the From 3, 4 and 5 Schools
Emil Calleja Bayliss (author), Eliana Gomez Blanco, Aidan Jay Drakard, and composer Dario Bezzina overall winner with the song 'Dwell'

Compers

The Compers of this edition where also two youngsters, who give a good fresch presentation, these where the singer presenter Kaylie Cuschieri and the actor presenter Nathan Aquilina. While Corazon Mizzi open the night, and present the italian singers and also made interviews to all the Maltese singers from the green room.

The Orchestra

The Malta Concert Orchestra band of Pjazza Teatru Rjal made by an ensemble of sixteen musician under the direction of Mro.Joe Brown and Orchestra c-ordinator Mro. Emanuel Spagnol accompain all the singers, these ensemble was made by:-

Stage

There were several persons incharge of this producation, and one could mention:-

  • Keith Scicluna, Romina Mamo - script and managing the theater.
  • Noel D'Amato, Mark Galea, Anton Miceli - Stage Management.
  • Kevin Zerafa - Technical perparation
  • Sergio Costa - Sound
  • Andrew Zammit - Designe and lights Operater

Pubication

  • Jimmy Grima - Poster design
  • Geoffrey Buhagiar - Photografer
  • Committee Għanja tal-Poplu - Cd and program
  • Best Print Co Ltd. (Program printer)
  • TheTinkShoo.com (Duplication of Cd)
  • Paul Haber (Trophies)
  • Horace Enterprises Ltd (Mementos)
  • Charles Schembri - (Webmaster)
  • Frank O'Neill - (Opening tune)

Filming, Trasmition Tv Production

Importants Appointments of this Festival

No Date Events
01 Tuesday 27 June, 2017 Launch tal-Għanja tal-Poplu – Żagħżagħ
02 Tuesday 27 June, 2017 Published guideline on www.ghanjafest.com/zghazagh
03 June to September, 2017 Answering questions where there is difficulty. Responses are published on the www.ghanjafest.com/zghazagh
04 September to October, 2017 Informational meetings for prospective participants
05 Thursday 2nd November, 2017 Receipt of applications and songs
06 On 11,12,13 th November, 2017 Selecting the best thirty (30) Songs
07 Saturday, Sunday 2nd & 3 rd December, 2017 Selecting the Finalist Sixteen (16) song
08 8th. December, 2017 Predicting the Finalisti – celebrate together.
09 Monday 15th January,2018 Collect the completed recordings for the CD of the festival.
10 February, 2018 Rehearsal will provide with the orchestra (Evening)
11 Thursday 1st March 2018, Evening General Reheasal
12 Friday 2 nd March 2018 at 11.00am The first part of the final in front of audience of young students from schools. Young Jury
13 Friday 2 nd March March 2018 Final Evening Final Night will open to the public. An expert Jury

6.2 Those who will take part in the festival must have been ready to attend the trials and final qualifying nights.

The Final Nights

7.1 The song that sing in the final will be the same song, lyrics and melody, presented in eliminatory. Corrections after the eliminatory can be made with the approval of the Organising Committee.

7.2 While it should be present and interpret the song as appropriate to the subject, it should be recalled that the exaggeration in storage, in clothing, in dancing, mime, etc. It can be attention away from the audience's attention from the lyrics and melody, which are the subject of the song. It is not allowed to dance groups or mime during the songs.

7.3 The jury in the final qualifying nights consist of expert in lyrics, music or both, which are different from the jury of the eliminatory.

7.4 During the first presentation of 2nd March will be held for students, attending youth jury chosen by the Organising Committee, to have votes counted with that of the expert jury.

7.5 The Reheasal and the final of the festival will take place in St Benedict Secondary School Hall, at Hal-Kirkop.

Prizes

The awards include:

  • Recognition to the winner part Song by poem.
  • Recognition to the winner part Song original lyrics.
  • Trophy to the winners category 11-12 years.
  • Trophy to the winners category a age 13 to 16 years of age.
  • Trophy L-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ who give back to substantiate the winning song and to maintain for a year.
  • Opportunity to the Winner Singer to participate in a festival aboard Malta, with expenses paid.
  • Recognition to sixteen participants who took part in the festival.

Publicity And The CD of The Festival

9.1 The songs, the participants and interpreters receive finalisti publicity on the media, radio, television and the internet. Participants are requested to cooperate as much as possible with the Organising Committee for this publicity can be carried out in the best way.

9.2 L-Għanja tal-Poplu have the right to continue to view either these recordings for the purpose of promoting the festival. The song rights remain the author and composer.

9.3 The festival Committee will publish an official CD of the festival with songs all finalisti

9.4 Organizers of the festival have the right to include songs in the CD finalisti festival and sell the CD.

Final Decisions

These regulations are subject to changes by the Committee the Għanja tal-Poplu. The Committee's decisions are final. Your participation in this festival should be a positive experience for your career. Therefore incourage participate. If you have any questions or difficulties, please refer free through email għanjatalpoplu@gmail.com. On our side, we will be updated with what is happening through the website www.ghanjafest.com or facebook: għanjatalpoplu If you have any friends that can interessting to take part in the festival, incourged them to participate.

The festival is being raised by Għanja tal-Poplu together with St Benedict College, Ħal-Kirkop and Royal Theatre Square, at Valletta. And in collaboration with the Academy of Maltese.

L-Għanja tal-Poplu is assisted by the Maltese Council for the Arts – Cultural Partnership Agreement.

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Other Editions

L-Għanja tal-Poplu Festival Editions
* 1970s: 01 (1973) - 02 (1974) - 03 (1975) - 04 (1976) - 05 (1977) - 06 (1978) - 07 (1979)
* 1980s: 08 (1980) - 09 (1981) - 10 (1982) - 11 (1983) - 12 (1984) - 13 (1985) - 14 (1986) - 15 (1987) 
* 1990s: 16 (1990) - 17 (1992) - 18 (1993) - 19 (1994) - 20 (1995) - 21 (1996) - 22 (1997) - 23 (1998) - 24 (1999)
* 2000s: 25 (2000) - 26 (2001) - 27 (2002) - 28 (2003) - 29 (2004) - 30 (2005) - 31 (2006) - 32 (2007) - 33 (2008) - 34 (2009)
* 2010s: 35 (2010) - 36 (2012) - 37 (2013) - 38 (2014) - 39 (2015) - 40 (2016) - 41 (2017) - 42 (2018) -
L-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ Festival Editions
* 2000s: 01 (2005) - 02 (2006) - 03 (2007)
* 2010s: 04 (2018) -