L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2018

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Launching of the festival

L-Għanja tal-Poplu
L-Għanja tal-Poplu

L-Għanja tal-Poplu (2018) 42 Edition.

The committee's Song of the People encourages authors, composers, groups and singer and songwriter of the English song participate in the 42 edition of the festival L-Għanja tal-Poplu (The Song of the People). The date of submission of the songs will be till Tuesday 22 May,2018.

The authors and composers invited to write whatever they want and what style like composing, and only illimited Engaged social issues, or with only one musical style. The festival is expected to be held Saturday 1 September 2018, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal (Opera Theater Square) on the same lines of the last edition and is transmitted by PBS. So invite the Maltese song artists together to create a beautiful festival and quality both in words and also in music.

The regulations will be announched at an early date combined with favorable innovations for artists.

The festival will be held by at Għanja tal-Poplu (Song of the People) along with Opera Theater Square and with the support of the Cultural Partnership Agreement with the Maltese Council for the Arts, and with the participation of the orchestra will work hand in hand with -kompożituri and authors.

Il-festival se jittella' mill-Għanja tal-Poplu flimkien ma' Pjazza Teatru Rjal and bu the support of the Cultural Partnership Agreement with the Maltese Council for the Art Kunsill Malti ghal-Arti, and with the participation of the orchestra will work hand in hand together with composers and authors.

Any one who has any questions or suggestions you may write to ghanjatalpoplu@gmail.com . Further details will be announced in the coming days on www.ghanjafest.com

Rules of the Festival in Maltese

The rules of the festival in Maltese can be found here.

An informal meeting on L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2018 at Project-House

Laqgħa informattiva dwar L-Għanja tal-Poplu f' Project House Floriana

Organizing Committee

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

Announced the 42 semi-finalist Songs

For the eliminatory phase of the 42 Edition of l-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija, entered the Malta Song 137 song. 42 of them have passed to the semi-finals.

Ths songs was heard by a professional five members jury. Now the next step was that other jury heard and chose the best of 42 songs, heard them live with recorded music.

The 42 Songs who passed for the the Semi-Final in Alfabetikal order are:-

No Songs Passed
01 Aħna il-Maltin
02 Allura X
03 Anamika X
04 Belt tal-Maltin
05 Bil-Mini jew Bl-Għonella
06 Bis-Serqa X
07 Bla Ħafna Reċti
08 Dak Li Taf
09 Determinata
10 Din L-Art Ħelwa X
11 Eku Mill-Belt
12 Fejn Ma Jasalx il-Kliem
13 F'ilsien In-Nies X
14 Fjur Fuq it-Tarmak
15 Fjuri tal-Karti X
16 Għaliex Tlaqt X
17 Ħadd Ma Jaf Xi Jrid X
18 Ħalli Spazju Għan-Nanniet
19 Il-Gżira tal-Burdell
20 Jekk Taf Minn Jien
21 Kartolina Ta' Imħabba
22 L-Aħħar Żifna X
23 Lellux
24 L-Immigrant X
25 L-Ixkubetta Fiha l-Grillu
26 Manann
27 Metafora
28 Mhux Kif Ħsibt X
29 Mhux kulma Jleqq Deheb X
30 Mhux Li Kien
31 Mhux Tard
32 Min Aħna? X
33 Nistennik X
34 Oħt
35 Omm Ta' Veru
36 Pawlu l-Babaw X
37 Senduq
38 Taħfirli
39 Tbissimli
40 Tifla
41 Tir
42 Wegħdni X

This songs now will be heard again with a different jurys members on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3 rd June, 2018. With the jurys got a thing to choose the finalist songs. The songs must be anounced on Monday 4 June, 2018. The festival final night of the L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija will be held on Saturday 1 September, 2018 at Pjażża Teatru Rjal.

In the final night, the singers taken part, got a chose, that either be accompanied by the Malta Concert Orchestra, or accompany the song themselves, or accompany their song together with the Ochestra.

The festival is organized by the Committee, of L-Għanja tal-Poplu together with Pjażża Teatru Rjalm, and in collaboration with the Academy of Maltese. The Malta Concert Orchestra will be giving its parte in this festival by working hand in hand with the żituri of songs finalisti. L-Għanja tal-Poplu are assisted by the Maltese Council for the Arts – Cultural Parnership Agreement.

The Jurys

The jurys of the eliminatory phase was:-

Announced the 16 Finalist Songs

For the Semi-finalist phase of the 42 Edition of l-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija, between Saturday and Sunday 1 st and 2 nd June, 2018 was chosen the 16 finalist songs.

This songs was heard by a professional five members jury.

The 16 Songs who passed for the the Semi-Final in Alfabetikal order are:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer
01 Philip Vella Allura Joe Chircop Philip Vella
02 Monica Said Anamika Monica Said Conrad Dimech, Michael Camilleri
03 Rita Pace Bis-Serqa Rita Pace Rita Pace
04 Dominic Cini & Ina Robinich Din L-Art Ħelwa Joe Julian Farrugia Andrew Zahra
05 Dario Bezzina & Grecia Bezzina F'ilsien In-Nies Emil Calleja Bayliss, Dario Bezzina Dario Bezzina
06 Krista Spiteri Lucas Fjuri tal-Karti Paul Ellul Mark Spiteri Lucas
07 Ruth Portelli Għaliex Tlaqt Ryan Caruana Mark Scicluna
08 JAMM Band Ħadd Ma Jaf Xi Jrid Mark Cachia Mark Cachia
09 Mark Cachia L-Aħħar Żifna Mark Cachia Mark Cachia
10 Alan Casha L-Immigrant Alan Casha Andrew Vella
11 Cherylis Camilleri & Mikhail Attard Mhux Kif Ħsibt Ġiovann Attard Pamela Bezzina, Alex Debono
12 Michela Galea Mhux Kulma Jleqq Deheb Emil Calleja Bayliss Renato Briffa
13 Cain Portelli Min Aħna? Emil Calleja Bayliss Philip Vella
14 Charlene Mercieca Magro Nistennik Corazon Mizzi Corazon Mizzi
15 Neville Refalo Pawlu l-Babaw Corazon Mizzi Neville Refalo
16 Lydon Incorvaja Wegħdni Rita Pace Glen Vella

The Jurys

The jurys of the Semi-finalist phase was:-

This songs now will be heard again with a different jurys members on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3 rd June, 2018. With the jurys got a thing to choose the finalist songs. The songs must be anounced on Monday 4 June, 2018. The festival final night of the L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija will be held on Saturday 1 September, 2018 at Pjażża Teatru Rjal.

In the final night, the singers taken part, got a chose, that either be accompanied by the Malta Concert Orchestra, or accompany the song themselves, or accompany their song together with the Ochestra.

The festival is organized by the Committee, of L-Għanja tal-Poplu together with Pjażża Teatru Rjal, and in collaboration with the Academy of Maltese. The Malta Concert Orchestra will be giving its part in this festival by working hand in hand with the composers of the finalist songs. L-Għanja tal-Poplu are assisted by the Maltese Council for the Arts – Cultural Parnership Agreement.

Festival Tickets

One could buy tickets for the Festival from [[1]]. There are special prizes of €10 tickets since 10 August, 2018.

Announced the Running Order of the 16 Finalist Songs

On Monday 23 July, 2018 at the Valletta local council hall. In the present of the l-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija, committee and the chairman of Mr.Albert Marshall of the Maltese Council for the Arts, and all the singers, authors and composer, Chairman Mr. Carm Schembri presented some cds of the past festival edtions to broadcaster Mr.Emmanuel Brincat to used them on his Radio at Melbourne Australia. In the draws was estabblished the runner order for the final night on Saturday 1 September, 2018 at Pjazza Tejatru Irjal.

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Ruth Portelli Għaliex Tlaqt Ryan Caruana Mark Scicluna (Click for Video)
02 Cain Portelli Min Aħna? Emil Calleja Bayliss Philip Vella (Click for Video)
03 Charlene Mercieca Magro Nistennik Corazon Mizzi Corazon Mizzi (Click for Video)
04 Philip Vella Allura Joe Chircop Philip Vella (Click for Video)
05 Alan Casha L-Immigrant Alan Casha Andrew Vella (Click for Video)
06 Krista Spiteri Lucas Fjuri tal-Karti Paul Ellul Mark Spiteri Lucas (Click for Video)
07 Mark Cachia L-Aħħar Żifna Mark Cachia Mark Cachia (Click for Video)
08 Neville Refalo Pawlu l-Babaw Corazon Mizzi Neville Refalo (Click for Video)
09 Monica Said Anamika Monica Said Conrad Dimech, Michael Camilleri (Click for Video)
10 Dwett Mhux Kif Ħsibt Ġiovann Attard Pamela Bezzina, Alex Debono (Click for Video)
11 Dominic Cini & Ina Robinich Din L-Art Ħelwa Joe Julian Farrugia Andrew Zahra (Click for Video)
12 Michela Galea Mhux Kulma Jleqq Deheb Emil Calleja Bayliss Renato Briffa (Click for Video)
13 JAMM Band Ħadd Ma Jaf Xi Jrid Mark Cachia Mark Cachia (Click for Video)
14 Rita Pace Bis-Serqa Rita Pace Rita Pace (Click for Video)
15 Lydon Incorvaja Wegħdni Rita Pace Glen Vella (Click for Video)
16 Dario Bezzina & Grecia Bezzina F'ilsien In-Nies Emil Calleja Bayliss, Dario Bezzina Dario Bezzina (Click for Video)

Final Jury

On Friday Night their was held the popular juries vote was equivalent to a jury in the evening on Saturday. by the The Judges for the Final Night on Saturday 1 September, 2018.

Juries for the final Night where:-

Chairperson Jury chairman was Carmelo Schembri, assisted by Alexia Cutajar Conti (Secretary of the Committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu Festival in the presence of Notary Paul Callus who certified the all result.

Comperes

This year festival comperes will be the actress Kim Dalli and presenter Owen Bonnici. In the second part of the festival Mro.Paul Abela with the orchestra will give some of best success numbers composed by him in his music career.

Friday Night

On Friday 31 August, 2018, all the singers performend their songs infornt of the public jury, who vote for they see and heard, this votes will add with teh expert jury on Saturday Night.

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:-

Special guests

The special award L-Għanja li Tibqa was presented to Mro.Paul Abela for his contribution in Maltese music scene, prezented by Charles 'City' Gatt and while he directed the orchestera Georgina Abela and Roger Tirazona sang several popular immortal songs done by Mro. Paul Abela.

The winner of L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2017 Jessica Magro sang the winning song 'Meta r-Ramel Jitħallat mas-Silġ', while the winners of the L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Żgħażagħ 2018 Eliana Gomez Blanco and Aidan Jay Drakard sang their winning song 'Dwell'

Winners

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video - Youtube
01 Michela Galea Mhux Kulma Jleqq Deheb Emil Calleja Bayliss Renato Briffa (Click for Video)
02 Dwett Mhux Kif Ħsibt Ġiovann Attard Pamela Bezzina, Alex Debono (Click for Video)
03 Philip Vella Allura Joe Chircop Philip Vella (Click for Video)

Other Winners

# Prizes Winner Song Video
* Best Young Recording Philip Vella Studios Allura (Click for Video)
* Best Interpretation Monica Said Anamika (Click for Video)
* Best Singer-Songwriter JAMM Band Ħadd ma' Jaf Xi Jrid (Click for Video)
* Best Original Song Charlene Mercieca Magro Nistenniek (Click for Video)

Presentation

Done by Christopher Muscat Director of Pjazza Teatru Rjal, PRO and Member of l-Għanja tal-Poplu Noel D'Amato, Charles 'City' Gatt and Chairman of l-Għanja tal-Poplu Carmelo Schembri presented the trophies to the winners with May Falzon (Check for Video)


Michela Galea Winner in l-Għanja tal-Poplu 2018 with the author Emil Calleja Bayliss and composer Renato Briffa
Dwett Second Place in l-Għanja tal-Poplu 2018
Philip Vella Third Place in l-Għanja tal-Poplu 2018















Backstage Crew

Special Thanks

Important Dates

No Day Date Event
01 Monday 02-04-2018 Rules of the Festival Annouced
02 Friday 13-04-2018 Festival launch RegulationsSubmitions of Songs - From 10.30 -12.00 - 18.00 - 21.00 at Għanja tal-Poplu Office, at YFC. 227, Merchant Street, Valletta.
03 Tuesday 22-05-2018 Submitions of Songs - From 10.30 -13.00 - 18.00 - 20.30 at Għanja tal-Poplu Office, at YFC. 227, Merchant Street, Valletta.
04 Monday 28-05-2018 Announced the Best 42 songs by the jury, and divided into two groups of 21 songs each.
05 Saturday 02-06-2018 Heard the First set of 21 songs sang live with playback
06 Sunday 03-06-2018 Heard the Second set of 21 songs sang live with playback
07 Monday 04-06-2018 Announced the finalist 16 songs
08 Wednesday 06.06.2018 Must reach the piano score sheets songs finalist
09 Monday 23-07-2018 The rikordings for the CD, and the scores of songs finalisti (if applicable) must be completed.
10 Sunday 26-08-2018 Held rehearsal with Orchestra at the green room of Teatru Rjal (first day)
11 Monday 27-08-2018 Held rehearsal with Orchestra at the green room of Teatru Rjal (second day)
12 Tuesday 28-08-2018 Rehearsal held on stage at Pjazza Teatru Rjal
13 Friday 31-08-2018 General rehearsal and with a possibility that the jury will attend
14 Saturday 01-09-2018 Final of the L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2018 at Pjazza Teatru Rjal

External links

L-Għanja tal-Poplu Festival Editions
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* 1990s: 16 (1990) - 17 (1992) - 18 (1993) - 19 (1994) - 20 (1995) - 21 (1996) - 22 (1997) - 23 (1998) - 24 (1999)
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* 2010s: 35 (2010) - 36 (2012) - 37 (2013) - 38 (2014) - 39 (2015) - 40 (2016) - 41 (2017) - 42 (2018) -