Karnival ta' Malta

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Upcoming Events
WORKSHOP 1 - Traditional Maltese Instruments with Francesco Sultana (Part 1)
Mon, Jun 08
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Jun 08, 1:00 PM
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Francesco Sultana will demonstrate how woodwind instruments are made (part 1)
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Għana Fuq il-Kelma with Joe and Yvette Grech (Part 1)
Mon, Jun 08
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Jun 08, 8:35 PM
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Joe and Yvette Grech will perform Għana fuq il-Kelma on a theme chosen by the audience
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WORKSHOP 2 - Traditional Maltese Instruments with Francesco Sultana (Part 2)
Tue, Jun 09
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Jun 09, 1:00 PM
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Francesco Sultana will demonstrate how woodwind instruments are made (part 2)
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Cooking Session 5
Tue, Jun 09
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Jun 09, 4:00 PM
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A special meal featuring traditional maltese food
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Għana Session - Makjetti with Pawney Family
Tue, Jun 09
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Jun 09, 8:35 PM
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Join the Pawney family as the perform a series of Makjetti.
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Għana Session - Makjetti with Joemike & Lydon Agius
Wed, Jun 10
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Jun 10, 6:00 PM
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Jomike Agius (ta’ 7 irġiel) and his son 5-year old son Lydon will take the stage on Wednesday 10th June for a special performance of Makjetti. Witness the regeneration of Għana thanks to the talented Lydon and learn more about his love for this traditional pastime.
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Music Session 1
Wed, Jun 10
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Jun 10, 8:35 PM
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A performance from four local Maltese artists/bands. Featuring: Corazon, Bernie and Pod, Il-Lapes and SterjoTipi.
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WORKSHOP 3 - Lacemaking with Annamaria Gatt
Thu, Jun 11
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Jun 11, 1:00 PM
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Annamaria Gatt will demonstrate how lace is made
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Għana Fuq il-Kelma with Joe and Yvette Grech (Part 2)
Thu, Jun 11
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Jun 11, 8:35 PM
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Joe and Yvette Grech will perform Għana fuq il-Kelma on a theme chosen by the audience
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Għana mit-Tfal Special
Fri, Jun 12
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Jun 12, 7:00 PM
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A special video featuring children performing the Għana 'Lin-Nanniet' a piece written by Etienne Pawney exclusively for Għanafest Online.
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Music Session 2
Fri, Jun 12
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Jun 12, 8:35 PM
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A performance from four local Maltese artists/bands. Featuring: Corazon, Bernie and Pod, Il-Lapes and SterjoTipi.
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WORKSHOP 4 - Traditional Maltese Ceramics with Joan Haber
Sat, Jun 13
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Jun 13, 11:00 AM
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Joan Haber will demonstrate how ceramics are made
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Ħaġa Moħġaġa Finale (Winner Announced)
Sat, Jun 13
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Jun 13, 2:00 PM
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Throughout the days leading up to the festival there will be a Ħaġa Moħġaġa Campaign with a prize sponsored by Kinnie, each week.
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Għana Fuq il-Kelma with Joe and Yvette Grech (Part 3)
Sat, Jun 13
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Jun 13, 6:30 PM
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Joe and Yvette Grech will perform Għana fuq il-Kelma on a theme chosen by the audience
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Music Session Finale
Sat, Jun 13
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Jun 13, 8:35 PM
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A performance from five local Maltese artists/bands. Featuring: Corazon, Bernie and Pod, Il-Lapes, SterjoTipi & Skald.
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William Smith Trio
Mon, Jul 13
Freedom Square, Valletta
Jul 13, 12:30 PM
Freedom Square, Valletta, Valletta, Malta
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Masterclass by Hetty Kate (vocals)
Mon, Jul 13
The Club Bar - Hotel Phoenicia
Jul 13, 5:00 PM
The Club Bar - Hotel Phoenicia, Floriana, Malta
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Official Launching of the Malta Jazz Festival - Hetty Kate & Band
Mon, Jul 13
Hotel Phoenicia
Jul 13, 8:30 PM
Hotel Phoenicia, Floriana, Malta
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The Plakard Project
Tue, Jul 14
Freedom Square, Valletta
Jul 14, 12:30 PM
Freedom Square, Valletta, Valletta, Malta
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Masterclass by David Prez (Saxaphone)
Tue, Jul 14
Offbeat Music Bar
Jul 14, 7:00 PM
Offbeat Music Bar, 106 Merchants St, Valletta, Malta
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Alessandro Presti Quintet
Tue, Jul 14
Vilhena Palace Courtyard, Mdina
Jul 14, 8:30 PM
Vilhena Palace Courtyard, Mdina, Mdina, Malta
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Ħoss Project
Tue, Jul 14
Storeroom
Jul 14, 10:00 PM
Storeroom, 7, ix-Xatt Ta' Xbiex, Ta' Xbiex XBX1027, Malta
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Anthony Saliba Quintet
Wed, Jul 15
Freedom Square, Valletta
Jul 15, 12:30 PM
Freedom Square, Valletta, Valletta, Malta
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The Malta Jazz Festival Jam Session
Wed, Jul 15
Offbeat Music Bar
Jul 15, 7:00 PM
Offbeat Music Bar, 106 Merchants St, Valletta, Malta
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Masterclass by Vincent Bourgeyx (Piano)
Wed, Jul 15
Offbeat Music Bar
Jul 15, 7:00 PM
Offbeat Music Bar, 106 Merchants St, Valletta, Malta
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Warren Galea Trio (feat. Andy McKee & Henry Mermer)
Wed, Jul 15
Valletta Campus Theatre VCT (Ex MITP)
Jul 15, 8:30 PM
Valletta Campus Theatre VCT (Ex MITP), St. Christopher's Street, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
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Ħoss Project
Thu, Jul 16
Freedom Square, Valletta
Jul 16, 12:30 PM
Freedom Square, Valletta, Valletta, Malta
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Masterclass by Jeff Ballards (Drums)
Thu, Jul 16
Offbeat Music Bar
Jul 16, 5:00 PM
Offbeat Music Bar, 106 Merchants St, Valletta, Malta
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Vincent Bourgeyx "Cosmic Dreams" feat . Jeff Ballard
Thu, Jul 16
Freedom Square, Valletta
Jul 16, 8:30 PM
Freedom Square, Valletta, Valletta, Malta
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Nadine Axisa "Ħoss tal-Għabex"
Thu, Jul 16
Pjazza Tritoni
Jul 16, 10:00 PM
Pjazza Tritoni, Vjal Nelson, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
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Carlo Muscat Quintet
Fri, Jul 17
Freedom Square, Valletta
Jul 17, 12:30 PM
Freedom Square, Valletta, Valletta, Malta
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Masterclass by Kostas Anastasiadis (Drums)
Fri, Jul 17
Offbeat Music Bar
Jul 17, 5:00 PM
Offbeat Music Bar, 106 Merchants St, Valletta, Malta
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Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds 2020 - Maceo Parker
Fri, Jul 17
Lapparelli Garden, Valletta
Jul 17, 8:30 PM
Lapparelli Garden, Valletta, Valletta A1, Vjal Nelson, Valletta, Malta
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Branford Marsalis - SFJAZZ Collective
Sat, Jul 18
Festivals Malta
Jul 18, 8:30 PM
Festivals Malta, Festivals Malta, John Lopez, Floriana, Malta
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Kostas Anastasiadis & Joe Debono
Tue, Aug 18
Freedom Square, Valletta
Aug 18, 12:30 PM
Freedom Square, Valletta, Valletta, Malta
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Carnival Companies Special
Tue, Feb 25
St George’s Square
Feb 25, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
St George’s Square, Republic St, Valletta, Malta
A Programme of Dance Competitions featuring all dance companies, the King Carnival Float followed by a number of dancing companies’ floats. Dance groups in costume will continue parading along republic Street throughout the whole evening.
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The Gran Finale
Tue, Feb 25
St Anne Street, Floriana, Malta
Feb 25, 6:00 PM
St Anne Street, Floriana, Malta
Gran Finale: An colourful exhibition of Carnival Floats along Floriana’s main street – St Anne Street which will bring Malta Carnival 2019 edition to a spectacular end.
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Tuesday Dance Show
Tue, Feb 25
St George’s Square
Feb 25, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
St George’s Square, Republic St, Valletta, Malta
A Dance Show followed by a Children's costume parade along Republic Street.
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Monday Carnival Show
Mon, Feb 24
Castille Square
Feb 24, 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Castille Square, Valletta, Malta
A programme of dancing competitions followed by the Gran Défilé with the participation of a number of Triumphal Floats.
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Monday Dance Show
Mon, Feb 24
St George’s Square
Feb 24, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
St George’s Square, Republic St, Valletta, Malta
A Dance Show followed by a Children's costume parade along Republic Street.
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Tritoni Carnival Celebration with Tenishia
Sun, Feb 23
Pjazza Tritoni
Feb 23, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Pjazza Tritoni, Valletta, Malta
A live DJ set featuring Tenishia and various local DJ's at Triton's Square, performing against a setting of Carnival Floats. This will be streamed live on social media, taking Carnival promotion to the next level. In Collaboration with VCA (Valletta Cultural Agency)
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Il-Qarċilla
Sun, Feb 23
Triq San Gwann, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Feb 23, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Triq San Gwann, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
The Qarċilla is an irreverant and satirical performance of a mock wedding that has traditionally formed part of Carnival revelry. This year's edition was penned by Ċikku l-Poplu and produced by Joseph Galea.
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The Parata
Sun, Feb 23
St George’s Square
Feb 23, 2:00 PM – 2:10 PM
St George’s Square, Republic St, Valletta, Malta
Also known as the Sword Dance, the Parata is a traditional and historical rendition of the Knights's victory over the Turks. The dance is a joint choreography between the Ħamrun Boy Scouts and Professional dancers from YADA Dance company under the direction of Felix Busuttil Galea.
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Sunday Carnival Special
Sun, Feb 23
St George's Square, Valletta
Feb 23, 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM
St George's Square, Valletta
A Carnival show accompanied by a live band, featuring a dance programme by dance companies and a Parade that includes the King Carnival Float, triumphal Floats and other Floats. After the show the Défilé proceeds along Republic Street.
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Grand Parade
Sun, Feb 23
Castille Square
Feb 23, 12:30 PM
Castille Square, Valletta, Malta
A Carnival Floats Parade starting from Castille Square, Valletta. The defilé will proceed Via Granaries, Great Siege Road, Floriana to Ġlormu Cassar Avenue, Castille Square, Merchants Street, Archbishop Street, Republic Street to City Gate.
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Ħamrun Carnival Parade
Sun, Feb 23
St Joseph High St, Hamrun, Malta
Feb 23, 9:30 AM
St Joseph High St, Hamrun, Malta
The Parata opens the Festivals in Ħamrun, followed by a Carnival Parade along High Street with the participation of carnival Dance Companies, Carnival Floats and the local Band Clubs.
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Tritoni Carnival Celebration with Tenishia
Sat, Feb 22
Pjazza Tritoni
Feb 22, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Pjazza Tritoni, Valletta, Malta
A live DJ set featuring Tenishia and various local DJ's at Triton's Square, performing against a setting of Carnival Floats. This will be streamed live on social media, taking Carnival promotion to the next level. In Collaboration with VCA (Valletta Cultural Agency)
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Il-Qarċilla
Sat, Feb 22
Triq San Gwann, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Feb 22, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Triq San Gwann, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
The Qarċilla is an irreverant and satirical performance of a mock wedding that has traditionally formed part of Carnival revelry. This year's edition was penned by Ċikku l-Poplu and produced by Joseph Galea.
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Saturday Carnival Show
Sat, Feb 22
St George's Square, Valletta, Malta
Feb 22, 3:00 PM
St George's Square, Valletta, Malta
Another programme starts in St George’s Square with the participation of competitive dancing companies, Triumphal Floats and other floats. The programme in St George’s Square ends around 7pm however the float parade continues along Republic Street up to late evening.
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Children's Carnival
Sat, Feb 22
St George’s Square
Feb 22, 9:30 AM – 11:55 AM
St George’s Square, Republic St, Valletta, Malta
Children’s Carnival programme starts in St George’s Square with the participation of a number of children dancing companies together with a defilé with the participation of the King Carnival Float and a number of triumphal floats . The defilé proceeds along Republic street up to the early afternoon.
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Dance Competitions
Fri, Feb 21
St George’s Square
Feb 21, 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
St George’s Square, Republic St, Valletta, Malta
The programme starts in St George’s Square with competitive dancing companies followed by a defilé featuring the King Carnival Float, Grotesque Masks, and other Carnival floats.
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Karnival ta' Malta
Fri, Feb 21
Festivals Malta
Feb 21, 4:00 PM – Feb 25, 8:59 PM
Festivals Malta, Festivals Malta, John Lopez, Floriana, Malta
One of the oldest historical festivals in Malta, with just under five centuries of credited and documented history dating back to the Knights’ of St John’s occupancy in Malta.
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The President’s New Year Concert 2020
Sun, Jan 05
Mediterranean Conference Centre
Jan 05, 6:00 PM – 7:10 PM
Mediterranean Conference Centre, Triq l-Isptar, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1645, Malta
Festivals Malta in collaboration with the Office of the President will be heralding the new year with another edition of the President’s New Year Concert with the participation of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Christmas Eve Concert by the Malta Police Band
Tue, Dec 24
Pjazza Teatru Rjal
Dec 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Republic St, Valletta, Malta
The Malta Police Band together with the Malta Police Pipe Band and numerous singers, will present a lively concert of popular Christmas tunes on Christmas Eve.
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Il-Purċissjoni tal-Bambin
Mon, Dec 23
Misrah Kastilja
Dec 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Misrah Kastilja, Misrah Kastilja, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Il-Purċissjoni tal-Bambin by the M.U.S.E.U.M. will start at Castille Square, go through Merchants Street, St Lucia Street, up Republic Street towards Triton Square, and bIl-Purċissjoni tal-Bambin by the M.U.S.E.U.M., which was started by Saint Ġorġ Preca in 1921, will once again be held in Valletta.
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ABOS: Opera Highlights
Sat, Dec 07
Inquisitor's Palace
Dec 07, 2019, 7:30 PM
Inquisitor's Palace, Triq Il-Palazz Ta' L-Isqof, Il-Birgu BRG 1023, Malta
Shedding light on one of the most prolific Maltese composers of yesteryear: Girolamo Abos.
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