The long-awaited third edition of Malta’s biggest music festival is just one week away and we’re here with our final artist spotlight! You can check out our previous article here.
Today we will be meeting another group of amazing artists!
The spotlight today is on none other than Miriam Christine Borg, Enya Magri and Adrian ir-Russu Brincat, Julie Pomorski and Kapitlu Tlettax, and last but not least, Avenue Sky.
A natural born star
Miriam Christine Borg will perform Skont Liema Triq written by Alfred C Sant and composed by Ray Agius.
An iconic name in the local music scene, Miriam Christine Borg is returning on stage with a solemn ode to departed loved ones. The song talks about the intense emotion one feels when losing someone close to their hearts.
Miriam expresses a powerful message that ultimately life still goes on, and we must keep strong and live life to the fullest, whilst always keeping our dearly departed alive through our memories of them.
Miriam Christine is a heavyweight when it comes to festivals, having taken part in several local and international festivals, in countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, and Canada. By far her most iconic performance was during the 1996 Malta Eurovision Song Contest, with her winning song In a Woman’s Heart.
Miriam Christine tells us that according to her mother, she literally started singing before she could even walk. We’re not at all surprised!
Self love in today’s society
Enya Magri ft Adrian ‘Ir-Russu’ Brincat will be performing Verdett, a song written by Emil Calleja Bayliss and composed by Cyprian Cassar.
Verdett is a song about how we are living in a world where it’s difficult to take the time to truly love yourself. External influences and intense social pressure from the media often make us lose our way.
Enya Magri, together with Adrian ‘Ir-Russu’ Brincat pass on the message that everyone is special in their own way, and we should never change ourselves just to fit in someone else’s mould.
You may have seen Enya from her performance in the 52nd edition of il Zecchino d’Oro, her first performance as a child. Even at such a young age, Enya had already been making waves in the local music scene, with performances during the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and Isle of MTV, as well as various original songs, including Safe Haven, Summer Lights, and Love Me Like, among others.
She will be joined on stage with Adrian ‘Ir-Russu’ Brincat on the trumpet, who has been a musician for the past 30 years!
When she’s not rocking the stage, Enya tells us that her dream is to be a primary school teacher. We’re sure that Enya will follow her dreams and live life to the fullest!
Julie Pomorski and Kapitlu Tlettax will be singing Wiċċ B’Ieħor written by Emil Calleja Bayliss and Joseph Mario Calleja, and composed by Cyprian Cassar, Joseph Mario Calleja, Edward Magri, and Julie Pomorski.
Julie Pomorski and Kapitlu Tlettax will team up for the song Wiċċ B’Ieħor, a song about love and deceit. The song explores the theme of infidelity, which is not very common in local festivals.
Through this song, they hope that people who are going through a difficult time can find some solace and happiness.
Julie Pomorski surely needs no introduction, throughout the years we have seen her participate in various festivals such as the Eurovision Song Contest and L-Għanja tal-Poplu.
Kapitlu Tlettax returns to Mużika Mużika for the second consecutive year. This year with the participation of Edward Magri.
Joseph of Kapitlu Tlettax told us that some of his best ideas come to him in the middle of the night, “it’s not the first time that I wake up in the middle of the night to write a verse that I would have been brooding about and then go back to bed, and then when I wake up in the morning I find it there.”
BRB, just grabbing a tissue
Avenue Sky will be performing Xorta Int, written by Joe Julian Farrugia and composed by Pamela Bezzina.
Finally, we present a group that has become a staple of Mużika Mużika.
Avenue Sky are back for their third year in a row, this time with a song that has a deep meaning that focuses on dementia.
Xorta Int, expresses the sorrow and heartbreak of how difficult dementia can be on the person who is suffering from it, as well as those around them. A song that will surely pull on the heartstrings of those who can relate to it.
Avenue Sky were established in 2016, long before Mużika Mużika. Each member of the group is a soloist in his own right, and this is exactly what makes them so unique. Have you heard their harmonies? Who said boy bands are a thing of the 90’s?!
When asked why they chose this theme for their song, the group told us that they themselves have experienced the crippling impact of dementia amidst their families and that “the aim of this song is to raise awareness on this condition and about what kind of help is available out there.”
That’s it from our end.
We hope you enjoyed our artists showcases! We’re sad it’s over, but this bittersweet ending means we are just a few days away from Mużika Mużika, and we simply just can’t wait!
There are just a few tickets remaining, so make sure you get yours from mużikamużika.mt.