Watch: “All genres are welcome and encouraged” – Mużika Mużika Chairman Raymond Bugeja

Applications for Mużika Mużika - Festival Kanzunetta Maltija are open between the 28th and 30th October 2020.

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Mużika Mużika – Festival Kanzunetta Maltija, due to be held on the 18th, 19th and 20th March 2021, will serve as a prestigious showcase where singers, authors and composers can exhibit their Maltese compositions.

The festival saw its origins in 1960, gradually evolving into the Malta Song for Europe, to gain internationalisation. With this evolution, the festival lost its way with songs being written and composed by international artists in English which were presented as a recording during the festival itself.

Newsbook.com.mt spoke to Mużika Mużika Chairman Raymond Bugeja who explained that Muzika Muzika will honour our national language and the Maltese song.

The festival will comprise a live orchestra including a rhythm section, as well as backing vocalists, which can be used by all applicants. Furthermore, the use of click tracking will be readily accessible for participants who want to add more sounds to the orchestral arrangement, thus making the competition open to all genres.

In fact, Bugeja emphasised the importance of having different genres for the festival, including bands, rap, pop, rock, jazz artists, etc. The festival will be open to everyone, as long as the songs are written in Maltese.  

The festival will be composed of three shows. The first show will see 20 songs competing for a spot in the final, while the second show will see semi-finalists singing with local legends in Maltese music (both existent and late artists). The third show will see 12 songs competing for the final title of ‘Best Maltese Song’.

Applications are open between the 28th and 30th October 2020. Interested applicants should read the regulations available on the website and apply online within the stipulated date.

Mużika Mużika – Festival Kanzunetta Maltija, is organised by Festivals Malta. More information may be found on the website.

This episode of this series produced by Newsbook.com.mt is made possible thanks to a grant by Festivals Malta