ETNIKA - ŻIFNA

by Filfla Records

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  • Immediate download of 15-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

    Full download-version includes additional bonus tracks of previously unreleased material, song lyrics, photographs, etnika posters and video cuts from live concerts.

     €10 EUR  or more

     

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about

Conceived in the year 2000, the Etnika Project was created to boost local and international consciousness of Maltese traditional music by gathering and reinterpreting local songs and melodies. Etnika embarked on a research project to define the characteristic sounds of the culture, documenting its musical instruments and existing repertoire and creating new repertoire based on recognizable tradition. The flag-bearer for traditional music from the island, etnika was renowned for its innovation on tradition, blending the new with the old. The music, forged on traditional instruments, is a collection of eclectic grooves and moods, which evoke the sentiment and fervour of a Mediterranean island at the intersection of cultural influences, which determined its own fate. Laments and popular band marches, tambourines and disconcerting lullabies, gutsy folk stomps and reedy flutes mingle and tease a full moon on an idle sea.

Produced by Andrew Alamango and Andrej Vujicic.
April 2003 release by etnika.
Recorded at Farmhouse Studios, Malta.
Artwork and design Andrej Vujicic

credits

released 14 April 2013
Andrew Alamango - guitar, mandolin, żummara
Walter Vella - flute, soprano and tenor sax
Joanna Aquilina - Violin
Jason Fabri - Percussion, backing vocals.
Joe Debono - Piano, accordion on tracks 2, 3, 7
Oliver Degabriele - Double bass, electric bass
Andrej Vujicic - cajon, percussion, voice on track 3
Julie Pomorski - Voice

Guest artists:
Frans Baldacchino 'Il-Budaj' - Voice on track 3
Edmond Jackson - Żaqq
Toni Camilleri 'It-Tommi' - Tanbur on track 10
Andrew Micallef - Accordion on tracks 4, 5
Paul Borg -Tuba, brass arrangements
Kevina Abela - trumpet
Etienne Cutajar -French horn
Simone Mongelli - percussion track 2
Simon Abdilla - violincello on tracks 1,2,4
Kevin Drake - narration on track 2

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Track Name: Ara Ġejja (trad. rhyme, etnika)
Ara ġejja l-mewt għalik
biex taqlik, biex tixwik
Ara ġejja, ara ġejja
din id-daqqa min tahielek?

Banni, bannozzi
ġej, it-tata ġej
bil pastizzi tal-ħabbtejn
kollox għal ċikku
u għal Toni xejn

Pizzi, pizzi kanna
Dolores ta Sant Anna
Sant Anna tal-murina
ħabba biċċa l-pellegrina
Track Name: Qamar Kwinta (A. Vujicic)
Fil-mitt elf sena
li qatt ma rajt,
fil-mitt elf kewkba,
lil xbiehek rajt,
bħal dawl ileqq fuq baħar ċass,
tal-qamar kwinta.
Track Name: Bumm Bumm (trad. rhyme, A.Vujicic, J.Debono)
Min ġie, min ġie, min ġie?
onġi, onġi, onġella
Min ġie, min ġie, min ġie?
onġi o kavallier

L' ambaxxatore
onġi, onġi, onġella
L' ambaxxatore
onġi o kavallier

Xi jrid l' ambaxxatore
onġi, onġi, onġella
Xi jrid l' ambaxxatore
onġi o kavallier

Irid tifla sabiħa
onġi, onġi, onġella
Irid tifla sabiħa
onġi o kavallier

Huduha jekk triduha
għax aħna m 'għandniex nambuha
karozza b'erba roti
taghmel ħoss ta' terremoti

X'se ttuna għal din it-tifla?
onġi, onġi, onġella
X'se ttuna għal din it-tifla?
onġi o kavallier

intuha libsa sabiħa
onġi, onġi, onġella
intuha bolsa deheb
onġi o kavallier

Dan mhux biżżejjed
onġi, onġi, onġella
Dan mhux biżżejjed
onġi o kavallier

Intuha ġurdien moqli
onġi, onġi, onġella
Intuha ġurdien moqli
onġi o kavallier

Huduha jekk triduha
għax aħna m 'għandniex nambuha
karozza b'erba roti
taghmel ħoss ta' terremoti
Track Name: Lament (trad., Andrew Alamango, F. Baldacchino, A. Vujicic)
Lyrics by Frans Baldacchino 'Il-Budaj'

L-ebda mużika ma'sserraħni
l-ebda warda ma' thennini
l-ebda kelma ma' tfarraġni
l-ebda bewsa ma' tnessini

Jien maħluq ġejt għall-imħabba
fiha biss jinsab kull ġmiel
Mużika bews arti kull-haġa
mingħajra kollox jibdiel

Bl-imħabba kollox jisseddaq
il-ħajja ssir sinfonija
il-ħolqien li hawn madwarna
isir kollu poeżija

Għax l-imħabba tgħaqqad kollox
hija biss li ma tintemx
mingħajra f'kull xogħol f'kull arti
livell tajjeb zgur li m'hemmx

Il-kapolavuri jsiru
bl'imhabba u dedikazzjoni
u fejn hemm il marka tagħha
tohroġ l-isbaħ produzzjoni

U l-ikbar imħabba fostna
dik li żżomnha mgħaqudin
Fejn m'hemmx hi hemm il-mibegħda
hemm il-mewt, ġnus imkissrin

Dik l-imħabba lejn kull ħlejqa
imħabba mas-sess oppost
u fejn ma' ssibhiex issaltan
dak l-ambjen ikun bla gost

Jintemmu l-fidi u t-tama
malli l-ħajja tkun għaddiet
l-imħabba eterna tibqa'
fil-belt sbejħa tas-smewwiet
Track Name: Orqod, Orqod (trad. lullaby, A.Alamango. J.Debono)
Naam, naam...
Orqod, orqod ibni orqood,
fil- benniena ta-ħarir,
għandek ommok il-Madonna,
u missierek il-bambin.

Naam, naam...
Li kont naf dak ngħasek fejnu
kemm kont nirgri mmur warajh
gewwa karta bajda nsorru
l-ibni ċkejken niġi ntiħ

Naam, naam...
ejja ngħasu, ngħasu ejja
ejja mill-bogħod għajjien
bie traqqadli l-ibni ċkejken
ħalli minnu nistrieħ jien

Naam, naam...