Located between Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean has always been a melting pot of artistic expressions and ideas from the continents bordering it. In the process of moulding their own identity, the Maltese Islands, situated right in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, have absorbed various influences from these diverse cultures.
The project Music in Malta – From Prehistory to Vinyl highlights the wealth of musical instruments and sounds associated with our culture, their development locally and within the Mediterranean, and the influences that have helped to shape them.
A short documentary revisiting the Music in Malta – From Prehistory to Vinyl project, the major exhibition at the Mdina Cathedral Museum and the programme of musical performances that accompanied it. The documentary is narrated by a series of short interviews by some of the team members behind the project; curator Dr Anna Borg Cardona, sound designer and composer Renzo Spiteri, as well as other music historians and musicians. Relive one of FPM's most exciting projects to date!
This programme of music concerts includes a variety of genres and styles from popular, folk and classical traditions that may be connected historically, geographically or musically with Malta. These performances will give a perception of local musical traditions within a Euro-Mediterranean context.READ MORE
Through a display of musical instruments sourced from Malta’s private and public collections, the exhibition will demonstrate how Malta’s musical culture fits into a Mediterranean context. The sounds of a variety of instruments from different cultures will aid in the narration of the wonderfully intricate story of the music created and enjoyed by the Maltese throughout their history.READ MORE