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Mużika Mużika, a prestigious launch pad for up and coming artists

Following the huge success of its first edition, Mużika Mużika is back with a promise to be bigger and better.

Photo by Elisa von Brockdorff

What is the aim of Mużika Mużika? How can it benefit you as an artist? Both of these questions have the same answer. The aim of this festival is to provide artists with a high-end platform where they can showcase their talent in front of a wide audience. The staggering public exposure is not the only outcome of this festival, artists have acclaimed it to be a highly professional environment for artists to perform in - the makings of an unforgettable experience. “I never attended such a well-organised festival. And this is despite the fact that it was in the midst of a pandemic. Moreover, I never remember such a great response from the public” expressed Joe Julian Farrugia, renowned author, and long-time festival participant.

When we were redesigning the festival back in 2020, one thing we were sure needed to return to Festival Kanzunetta Maltija was the Orchestra a decision that was more than welcome by participants and audience alike. Danica Muscat, one of the finalists of the 2021 edition said, “Artists need to apply for this festival because it is an opportunity to live an incredible experience where you will not only sing in your own language but be accompanied by an Orchestra of about 40 musicians - not to be missed! This is the kind of show that an artist should enjoy being a part of. I was honored to have the chance!”

We are happy to announce that Legends Night will again be a part of the winning formula of Mużika Mużika. A night without competition allowing the artists to perform alongside much loved Maltese veterans, which during the last edition was undoubtedly an emotional experience.

Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi

Mużika Mużika 2021 inspired artists to write, and perform in Maltese even though they had never done it before. We are honoured to have nurtured such an initiative. In a casual interview AIDAN, another 2021 finalist explained that he had never written or performed a Maltese song before and Mużika Mużika seemed like the right time to give it a shot. “Malta did not have a radio pop hit in Maltese and I worked hard to deliver just that. I really did not expect the enormous response I got for Naħseb Fik! I was astonished by the number of Tik Toks that were coming out every day, I was truly humbled!”

Mużika Mużika has also given birth to new groups/bands. The group Kantera from the 2021 edition is a case in point. They came together specifically for the festival with their song ‘L-Ewwel Jien’, which won them the third prize. Check out what they had to say about this festival in the video below.

“We join our former participants in encouraging you to apply and to not miss out on this amazing opportunity. Festivals that celebrate our native language are few and far in between. Be part of the greatest Maltese music Festival and apply today, whatever your music genre may be,” said Annabelle Stivala, CEO of Festivals Malta.

Online applications for Mużika Mużika 2022 are open and will close on the 15th of October. Applications can also be submitted by hand between the 12th to the 15th of October.


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