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Iconic Għana Singer Żgej Speaks About He Started

Iconic Għana Singer Żgej Speaks About He Started
May 28 2024 Share

Speaking to Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici, a local għana singer Mikiel Cumbo l-Iżgej.

The singer from Żejtun explained to the Minister how he began to practice and excel at għana, a traditional Maltese folk music which is known for its rhythm, spontaneity and rhyme.

Żgej began to join a seasoned practitioner as he moved around Malta to perform as well as how the musical trade worked in a largely pre-digital age.

Even romantic mingling happened through għana for him, explaining how he used to sing to girls he liked through the traditional form of music.

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Official Music Video For Maxine Pace’s Song ‘Mhux Tal-Aħħar’

Official Music Video For Maxine Pace's Song 'Mhux Tal-Aħħar'
May 28 2024 Share

Maxine Pace has released the official music video for her Mużika Mużika winning song ‘Mħux tal-Aħħar.’

The song is a ballad through which Maxine reflects about the themes of grief and loss as a tribute to her late mother.

Her victory also made her the first woman to win the prestigious Mużika Mużika festival, securing 106 points to earn top spot.

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Local Runner Finishes Marathon By Proposing To Girlfriend

Local Runner Finishes Marathon By Proposing To Girlfriend
May 28 2024 Share

Athlete and runner Niki Borg finished his Ultra marathon in a very special way by proposing to his girlfriend Nicolette Livori.

Pretending to catch a breath after finishing the race, Borg quickly turns around and gets down on one knee to propose to an utterly baffled Nicolette.

Nicolette herself shared it on social media, saying that this is a moment she will cherish for life.

The sprinter even had a T-shirt with the question ‘Will you marry me’, which Nicolette signed with a marker to tick the yes option.

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Situation For Palestinians At Catastrophic Level, Says Ian Borg

Situation For Palestinians At Catastrophic Level, Says Ian Borg
May 28 2024 Share

Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg highlighted the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza and Rafah, calling for renewed peace efforts towards a two-state solution.

Speaking at the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, he urged the international community to advocate for an immediate ceasefire in Israel and Palestine, stressing its necessity to end the human tragedy, release hostages, and expedite humanitarian aid to Palestinian families.

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Borg emphasized the need to support the Palestinian Authority to maintain regional stability. He acknowledged the ongoing efforts of humanitarian agencies but noted that these efforts are insufficient given the immense needs of the people in the region.

He condemned the latest ground invasion in Rafah and expressed hope that the EU could persuade Israel to cease its actions.

“We welcome the efforts that have taken place so far to alleviate the suffering in Gaza, including the work of humanitarian agencies on the ground. However, our efforts are clearly just a drop in an ocean of dire needs which the people in this region continue to face,” Minister Ian Borg said.

The meeting also included discussions with ministers from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, and the Secretary General of the League of Arab States on Middle Eastern developments.

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