The contemporary Maltese ethnic music group Trania is composed of Walter Vella on flutes, soprano and baritone saxophones, Jason Fabri on percussion - both these musicians formed part of the popular folk ensemble Etnika and Mark Attard on keyboards.

The three musicians coming from different musical backgrounds got together to revive and promote contemporary and traditional Maltese ethnic and folk music by introducing rhythmic styles from the whole Mediterranean basin as well as new forms of European musical expression. The mixing of old and contemporary instruments eg the Maltese reed flute flejguta, with electric keyboards and darbouka etc., gives Trania its unique world music sound that has never been experienced by local audience from Maltese musicians.

Trania was formed in 2008 and has already performed in prestigious venues like the Manoel theatre, Ghanafest, Earth garden festival and the Malta Ceramics festival among others, while also being invited to perform abroad. The group has also performed at the Malta Jazz festival Fringe activities and will perform again this year.

On Wednesday 6th of June at 8pm, the band will play a selection of their music from the album along with other original tunes live in the courtyard. This performance concert will launch and promote the debut CD of the contemporary Maltese ethnic music. The band wishes to give their audience a holistic experience, not only with their unique blend of music, but by providing them with an equally unique visual experience that only our grand medieval city of Mdina can offer.

The project is supported by the Malta Arts Fund, Palazzo De Piro and  MusicLink. 

Free admission.

Trania CD will be offered at a reduced price during and after the performance.

Date is Wednesday 6th of June 2012
Time at 8pm
Venue at Palazzo De Piro, Mdina