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'''Fredu Abela ż-Żejtuni''' [[File:Fredu Abela Iż-Żejtuni.jpg|340px|thumb|right|Fredu Abela ż-Żejtuni]] is a known and respected folksinger from [[Żejtun]], born on the 16th October 1940. He started folk singing in 1958, quite by coincidence.  
 
'''Fredu Abela ż-Żejtuni''' [[File:Fredu Abela Iż-Żejtuni.jpg|340px|thumb|right|Fredu Abela ż-Żejtuni]] is a known and respected folksinger from [[Żejtun]], born on the 16th October 1940. He started folk singing in 1958, quite by coincidence.  
  
It was on the eve of a general strike in April, when Abela, together with some friends who folk-sung, including [[Karmenu Caruana Il-Botna]] and [[Ċikku Iz-Zanin]] went to St Thomas Bay, to while the evening away, knowing that the next day the country would be at a standstill.  
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It was on the eve of a general strike in April, when Abela, together with some friends who folk-sung, including [[Karmena Caruana tal-Butna]] and [[Ċikku Iz-Zanin]] went to St Thomas Bay, to while the evening away, knowing that the next day the country would be at a standstill.  
  
 
He claims that ''għana'' is a gift from God, and is a talent that one is born with it within his spirit.  
 
He claims that ''għana'' is a gift from God, and is a talent that one is born with it within his spirit.  

Latest revision as of 14:56, 16 August 2016

Fredu Abela ż-Żejtuni
Fredu Abela ż-Żejtuni
is a known and respected folksinger from Żejtun, born on the 16th October 1940. He started folk singing in 1958, quite by coincidence.

It was on the eve of a general strike in April, when Abela, together with some friends who folk-sung, including Karmena Caruana tal-Butna and Ċikku Iz-Zanin went to St Thomas Bay, to while the evening away, knowing that the next day the country would be at a standstill.

He claims that għana is a gift from God, and is a talent that one is born with it within his spirit.


His favourite folksinger is Pawlu Seychell l-Għannej, with whom he has sung a cadence, that has now become part of folk legend, at the Pandora Theatre in Żejtun together with Mikiel Abela l-Bambinu and Żaren Mangion Il-Folfol.

Abela has sung in many venues in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, on the five times he has visited Australia over a span of thirty years.


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