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Music in Malta: Sounds of Għana



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Aug 2, 2013

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Music in Malta: Sounds of Għana

On Sundays, simple strokes on a handmade guitar echo loudly from local establishments on the island of Malta. A high-pitched voice penetrates the walls with deep-rooted traditional poetry that transports you to a much simpler time. Simply put, the music in Malta is pure and beautiful.

Għana (pronounced Ah-na) music can be heard all over Malta. In Zejtun, a group of Għana singers, called Għannejja, recently performed traditional songs for students in Professor Jonathan Shannon’s Music Cultures class. Watch this video and experience one unforgettable performance.


One Comment

  1. Sandra DeTerra
    August 13, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    These singers were quite passionate as they sang their poetry! Your film allowed me to feel their emotions as the last 2 singers sang their poetic responses to the first two poems. I have never heard music like this before. Thanks!
    Lv, Mom

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