Published on Monday 21 March 2016

L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival Kanzunetta Maltija which, this year, will be held on the 7th and 9th July, is the result of a collective effort meant to highlight the importance of songs in the Maltese language.

The 40th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival Kanzunetta Maltija will be a collaboration between the Għanja tal-Poplu committee, Spazju Kreattiv, Arts Council Malta, the Valletta 2018 Foundation and PBS.

Considering that the festival saw its beginning in Valletta, it was only natural that the 40th edition would be celebrated in the heart of the capital city, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal. The committee would like to thank the venue management for their assistance in organising the festival. Special thanks also to the Valletta 2018 Foundation for their continued support.

L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival Kanzunetta Maltija would not be such a success without the creative contribution of the Maltese songwriters and composers. It is also thanks to the voluntary work of the Għanja tal-Poplu committee and various stakeholders who believed in the initiative that the festival got this far.

Songwriters, composers and music creatives are invited to participate in this festival in the Maltese language. This edition will include the PBS orchestra which will accompany the participating singers.

Proposals can be submitted at the Għanja tal-Poplu office, 227 Merchant Street, Valletta on Tuesday 19th April 2016 at 9pm.

Details and guidelines about this year’s edition can be found on the wesbite or on facebook here.