MUSIC SESSIONS

Bernie & Pod | Corazon | Il-Lapes  

Skald | SterjoTipi 

Bernie & Pod

Wednesday 10

Friday 12

Saturday 13

June

When

Time

20:35

The name Bernie & Pod was derived from the founder band members’ name and profession…Bernie for Bernard and Pod for Ivan’s profession (Podiatry). Bernard and Ivan have known each other for more than 25 years and in 2014 they decided to raise funds for children being taken care of by the Ursuline Sisters by performing an acoustic gig. In 2015 Duncan was invited to join the acoustic duo as a percussionist. The band never looked back and together as a team they strive to produce innovative and unique music.

Bernie & Pod do their utmost to produce innovative and unique kind of music, mainly in Maltese. The band has released four original songs, each song being accompanied by a music video. Apart from their original productions, they also perform in different local festivals and have been invited to perform in well-known events such as The Farsons Great Beer Festival, Rockestra, Delicata wine festival, Rock the Fort and Birgu Fest to name a few. They also perform in various pubs around the Maltese Islands where they are distinguished for the vibe they create throughout their gigs.

In 2017, Bernie and Pod’s original song “Int u Jien dal-Milied” was chosen as one of the main songs to be performed by the band in the National Christmas Concert organised by the OPM where the band was also accompanied by the Malta Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

Watch Bernie & Pod’s performances for Għanafest Online on Wednesday 10th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June at 20:35 on www.festivals.mt/ghanafest and the Għanafest Facebook page.

 

Corazon

Wednesday 10

Friday 12

Saturday 13

June

When

Time

20:35

Corazon is a presenter and singer/songwriter mostly known for her songs in the Maltese language, which have led her to win the Festival L-Għanja tal-Poplu 4 times.

Corazon has launched two albums of her original songs: ‘Hawn Jien’ in 2014 and ‘Għall-Bejgħ’ in 2019. She has also produced several concerts of her own original work, all of which were sold out weeks in advance. She was awarded the title of “Best Songwriter” just a few months ago in the latest edition of the Malta Music Awards. Aside from her artistic career, Corazon has graduated with a Doctorate in Law from the University of Malta and works as a Notary Public at her Notarial practice in Żebbuġ, Malta.

Find out more information about Corazon on https://www.facebook.com/mizzicorazon/

Watch Corazon perform during Għanafest Online on Wednesday 10th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June at 20:35 on www.festivals.mt/ghanafest and the Għanafest Facebook page.

 

Il-Lapes

Wednesday 10

Friday 12

Saturday 13

June

When

Time

20:35

Il-Lapes has been rapping and performing for the past 10 years. It all started for him releasing songs on YouTube with Marmalja which is a Hip Hop group composed of him and long-time friend Andrea Delicata performing open mics sessions from when he was about 17. He then was picked up by already
established rapper Jon Mallia and joined No Bling Show alongside his two best friends Andrea Delicata and Luke Bonavia.


With No Bling he wrote his first album: Ċar Kristall also releasing Marija s-Sabiħa a big Maltese Music Short film which blends għana with hip hop, something that has never been done before. In 2015 he went back to his roots and released an underground Maltese rap album called "Demm Ġdid" with
Marmalja.

Now for the past year he has been on a solo tip ready to release his debut solo album called "Merħba Malta". This year will be the culmination of that. He has a whole team behind him now with veteran Hip Hop Producer Graham Dj Mac Coleiro, Guitarist-Myles Azzoppardi, Manager: David Leguesse, Singer: Nadine Fenech, Drummer: Yan Schembri and collaborator/marketing manager John Castiel from Decline the Fall. More info on Il-Lapes can be found on https://www.facebook.com/lapesofficial/

Watch Il-Lapes' performances for Għanafest Online on Wednesday 10th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June at 20:35 on www.festivals.mt/ghanafest and the Għanafest Facebook page.

 

SterjoTipi

Wednesday 10

Friday 12

Saturday 13

June

When

Time

20:35

Formed in October 2017, SterjoTipi is a Maltese-Singing band
composed of four musicians, who have been in the music era of Malta for around a decade. The band is composed as follows: Mark M Costa [front man and keyboardist], Stefan Grech [lead guitarist], Roderick Borg [drummer] and Gabrijel Mansueto [bass guitarist and backing vox]. SterjoTipi released a number of originals, all of which were well received by their fans and followers. Hit songs such as ‘Belti’, ‘Int u Jien’ and
‘Mostri’ reached a cumulative 200,000+ views on YouTube and is
constantly featuring in Maltese music charts. SterjoTipi are planning to soft-launch their debut E.P in 2020 entitled Mostri EP, and this will include 5 songs, all in the Maltese language.


The band participated in numerous events since 2017 namely: Beland Music Festival, Ghaxaq Food Festival, Valletta Colour Festival, Valletta Green Festival, Notte Bianca, Farsons Beer Festival and others. SterjoTipi also play regularly in the popular Strait Street, Valletta. More info about SterjoTipi can be found on https://www.facebook.com/sterjotipi/

Watch Sterjotipi's performances for Għanafest Online on Wednesday 10th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June at 20:35 on www.festivals.mt/ghanafest and the Għanafest Facebook page.

 

Skald

Saturday 13

June

When

Time

20:35

Skald is a musical group formed by five musicians with a passion for the Maltese language. Through their use of acoustic and electronic instruments, Skald manage to create a spectrum of various types of sounds, ranging from modern to upbeat

 

Through different styles and unique combinations of instruments such as violins, guitars, bass and percussion, Skald boast a unique and distinctive repertoire. With powerful lyrical messages, Skald portray vivid personal experiences and comic
tones, while also conveying a deeper meaning for the listener. For more information about Skald, visit
https://www.facebook.com/skaldband/

Watch Skald's performances for Għanafest Online on Saturday 13th June at 20:35 on www.festivals.mt/ghanafest and the Għanafest Facebook page.

 

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