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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.

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