Et­nica to launch new al­bum

Malta Independent - - MUSIC -

Known as Malta’s first world music band since its in­cep­tion in 2000, et­nika is ex­cited to an­nounce the ar­rival of its new al­bum Mad­dalena’s Mar­vel­lous Trip­folk Klabb. This pop­u­lar Mal­tese band has re­cently em­barked on a new mu­si­cal di­rec­tion while re­main­ing true to that which it has al­ways been known for: find­ing cre­ative ways to present as­pects of tra­di­tional Mal­tese music and cul­ture. The al­bum, which is sup­ported by the Malta Arts Fund, fea­tures ef­fected gui­tars, retro-fu­tur­is­tic synths, un­con­ven­tional per­cus­sion and foot­work, deep, groovy bass, raspy sax and haunt­ing whis­pery vo­cals. These are off­set by the use of raw tra­di­tional folk in­stru­ments like the tan­bur, żum­mara, bi­jambo, żafżafa and fle­jguta, all played in orig­i­nal ways within the new sound­scape.

et­nika are launch­ing their brand new al­bum with two shows in Val­letta on Satur­day, 3 and Sun­day, 4 De­cem­ber at Sala San Du­minku, 152 Mer­chants Street, Val­letta, a rel­a­tively un­known venue, a small un­der­ground tier-seated the­atre in the mid­dle of Val­letta, per­fect set­ting for a Trip­folk Klabb. There is a lim­ited seat­ing of 200 peo­ple per night.

Tick­ets at €15 come with a free CD and are avail­able from www.tick­et­

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