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Nelly Furtado Tracks We Can’t Wait to Hear at Isle of MTV

Nelly Furtado Tracks We Can't Wait to Hear at Isle of MTV
Jul 9 2024 Share

We are on our way to Isle of MTV Malta 2024 on Tuesday, 16th July, and the anticipation is building for what promises to be an IOMTV for the books. Renowned French DJ and music producer DJ Snake, record-breaking British singer-songwriter RAYE, and legendary hit-maker Nelly Furtado are set to headline the event.

Nelly Furtado’s return to the Maltese Islands is definitely more than welcome by local fans. One of the top tracks on everyone’s list is “Maneater,” a bold banger that showcases Furtado’s edgy style and catchy hooks.

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Another highly anticipated song is “Promiscuous,” featuring Timbaland. Known for its infectious beat and recent major resurgence thanks to TikTok, this track has been a fan favourite for years and is sure to stay.

The heartfelt “All Good Things (Come To An End)” is a track that highlights Furtado’s vocal range and emotional depth. Its poignant lyrics and beautiful melody make it a standout moment in her setlist.

“I’m Like A Bird,” one of Furtado’s earliest hits, remains a beloved classic. Its catchy chorus and uplifting message continue to resonate with fans, making it a must-hear song at the festival.

The recently-released “Eat Your Man,” a collaboration with Dom Dolla, showcases Furtado’s ability to evolve and experiment with new sounds. This track’s fresh vibe and dynamic production will add an exciting twist to Nelly’s Fosos performance.

Last and definitely not least, “Say It Right” is a global hit that has become a staple in Furtado’s performances. Its haunting melody and rhythmic beat create an electrifying live experience that fans won’t want to miss.

Nelly Furtado will be joined by DJ Snake and RAYE, creating a star-studded lineup for Europe’s largest free music festival.

Attendees are encouraged to secure their free tickets from isleofmtv.com.

Are you ready for the party of the summer?

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Youth & Elderly Brought Together Through Theatre

Youth & Elderly Brought Together Through Theatre
Jul 9 2024 Share

Minister for National Heritage, Arts, and Local Government Owen Bonnici, along with the Parliamentary Secretary for Active Ageing, visited the Timeless Tales: A Theatre Project.

This initiative brings together children aged 8 to 15 and elderly individuals from Active Ageing Centres. Starting on July 1st, the project hosts theatre sessions every Monday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Central Public Library.

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These sessions, led by theatre experts, cover various topics including scriptwriting, acting, and dancing.

The first session, held on Monday, July 1st, focused on ‘How to brainstorm and write a script’.

The sessions will continue until Monday, August 5th. The project will culminate in a theatrical production featuring all participating children and elderly individuals.

This final performance, open to the public, will take place on Monday, August 5th, at the Central Public Library.

Timeless Tales: A Theatre Project aims to promote diversity and inclusion by allowing children and the elderly to share their thoughts and ideas while working together for the community’s benefit.

The project is organized by Malta Libraries with support from the Directorate for Active Ageing and Community Care, and funded by APS Bank.

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Local Artist Creates Life-Sized Sculpture at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay

Jul 9 2024 Share

Last week, local artist Raphael Mizzi, known on Instagram as @raphael.mizzi.art, dedicated hours to crafting a life-sized sculpture inspired by Greek art and sculptures. Using grass, clay and wood exclusively, Mizzi created a stunning piece that captures nature’s transient beauty.

The artist extended his gratitude to a French visitor and his friends, who served as models and references for the sculpture. Mizzi also expressed his appreciation to visitors from Texas, Paris, and Hungary, who stopped by to admire his sculpture and creative process. Their encouragement provided additional motivation during his artistic process.

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Raphael Mizzi is an alum of the Malta School of Arts; @soa_malta on Instagram. He credits the institution for equipping him with the skills necessary to bring his artistic visions to life. In his social media posts, Mizzi expressed his thanks to the school for the invaluable education he received over the years.

The sculpture, depicting a woman lying down with realism and detail, took Mizzi 11 hours to complete over the course of two days. The dedication and effort invested in this piece have not gone unnoticed, with many Instagram users praising Mizzi’s excellent work in the comments section.
Mizzi described his creation as a reflection of nature’s transient beauty, emphasizing that the sculpture will eventually return to the environment.

The piece stands as a testament to Raphael Mizzi’s talent and dedication, drawing admiration from both locals and visitors alike. His work continues to inspire and captivate those who encounter it, celebrating the fleeting beauty of nature through the timeless lens of Greek artistry.

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Christ Portrayed As “Looney Tunes” Character At Art Contest

Jul 9 2024 Share

The 2023 oil painting “Jesus Speaks to the Daughters of Jerusalem,” created by the Australian artist Philjames, faces backlash as it was submitted to the Blake Art Prize exhibition at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The artist adds a hysterical twist to the sorrowful biblical tale of when Jesus comforted the weeping daughters of Jerusalem, as the melancholy on the faces of his subjects is masked by those of “Looney Tunes” characters.

 

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The piece received heaps of online criticism, with Christian protestors threatening violence, resulting in the removal of the painting from the contest by the mayor of Sydney’s Liverpool district, Ned Mannoun.

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Though Philjames is no stranger to his work sparking controversy—being the creator of the piece depicting The Last Supper with Jesus and his disciples eating KFC—he admits that the reaction received “was actually frightening.”

The artist, however, did not fail to show his disapproval towards the mayor’s decision, “putting politicking before freedom of expression,” he said. “Where does it end?”

 

What do you make of this?

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