I, Eugene Bajada, would like to dedicate this video clip to all those who give me support in my musical journey and especially to those who share my MOTTO, for which I gave birth to GOZO DRUM TRIBE. This MOTTO was and will keep being “CONNECTING and BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER through DRUMMING” So, KEEP ON DRUMMING” or “KOD” for short!

I would like to show big respect to the BIGGEST BAND of Malta, TRIBALI, which showed so much confidence in me and trusting me with playing djembe live on stage with them at their massive concert of 10/8/2013.

I would like to send HUGE HUGS to Ulli Bestle of Munich, who gave me this wonderful Djembe as present! She took all the trouble to order this awesome solo djembe specifically for me and transport it for me from Conakry, Guinea ALL the way to GOZO.

KEEP ON DRUMMING!!

La Chanson du Marin (The Sailor Song) by the Polish musician Stephane Kubiak.

It is a very nice polka and we’re showing video clips of the Aurora Folk Group and Mnarja Folk dancers both from Gozo, Malta. Please note, dancers are NOT dancing to this music – we superimposed the video clip.

Video clips were taken at San Anton Garden, Dingli Cliffs and Bugibba.

Music is copyrighted by its corresponding owners. No infringement of copyright is meant and if it does infringe, please message me and I’ll remove it.

(You are beautiful, our Malta) — And beautiful she is. Very tiny but loaded with scenery, history and culture as you can see from the photos we’re showing in this presentation. The Republic of Malta consists of Malta, Gozo, Comino and a few more very small islands. It is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, 90 kms south of Sicily.

Sung by Tony Camilleri. All photos except for the last 3, are by Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech, a Malaysian who is very fond of these Islands.

The lyrics were written by one of the most famous Maltese poets of the XIX Century, Ġan Anton Vassallo (1817-1868) and it was used as a National Anthem.

Video by Alfred & Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech, Mosta, Malta.

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Tifħira lil Malta, or as we most often call it, Int Sabiha, o Malta taghna!

Int sabiħa, o Malta tagħna!
Mhux għax Malti nfaħħrek jien;
issemmik id-dinja kollha,
magħruf ġmielek kullimkien.

Imgħottija bl-isbaħ sema,
l-ogħna dawl ix-xemx ta għtik,
ma xxawtekx, bil-ħlewwa ssaħħnek,
ġid iġġiblek u tqawwik.

Fik il-bard lil ħadd ma jikser
meta x-xemx tgħaddilek bgħid,
ma jiġix inhar tul sena
illi ma jsaħħnekx xi ftit.

U l-art tiegħek kulma tagħmel
kollu tajjeb, kollu bnin;
ġewwa bliethom il-frott tiegħek
jixtiquh wisq barranin.

Illi l-ġid bil-wisq tagħtina
qaluh fl-ibgħad żminijiet;
filli tagħti għad li żgħira,
tisboq ‘il bosta artijiet.

B’kull tifħir, o Gżira mbierka,
il-għorrief semmewk, kitbuk;
għal insiġ idejn uliedek
elfejn sena ilu faħħruk.

Liema ħaġa li fik tinbet
tieba u benna ma turix?
Il-larinġa, il-frawla tiegħek
min fid-dinja ma jsemmix?

U x’ingħid mill-għasel tiegħek,
liema bniedem ma jfaħħrux?
Jekk iduru d-dinja kollha
oħla minnu ma jsibux.

Fik il-qronfla, fik il-warda
biex tħawwilhom l-angli ġiet,
imkien ġmielhom, imkien bħalhom,
fihom riħa tas-smewwiet.

Ġewwa fik, o Gżira tagħna,
ħlief il-ħlewwa ma tidhirx;
u kif le, jekk ismek, ismek
ħlief il-għasel ma jfissirx?…

This is a humorous song about Malta. A lot is exaggerated just to make it funnier. Malta and Gozo are very beautiful and a safe place to be.

We call the Malta’s sister island of Gozo, Calypso Island, so we’re showing photos of Gozo which were taken by Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech

It is sung by Muller Manalu, Lowenna Villanueva, Uta Wolf and Florian Zagel (Lyrics below)

They had this to say: “Since the people of Malta like having a festa and singing along, we decided to sing together at the Maltese Market. Along with Matthias and the audience, we sang the excursion theme song, Maltese Calypso, and with help from Achim we crooned several Beatles’ songs. We and the audience were so enthusiastic that the library had to ask us to sing less loudly! Too bad those students working in the library didn’t join us, because on the whole we were delighted and satisfied with our performance”.

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LYRICS: MALTESE CALYPSO
(Of course, lots of exaggerations to make it funny)

Malta, we love Malta!
These are the things we’d alter.
Malta, we love Malta,
These are the things we’d alter.

Now you’ve not been in Malta for very long,
Before you notice some things seem wrong
So before we go on with the show,
This is our very own Maltese calypso: (refrain)

Now the Maltese people are very nice,
If you hire a car, you better think twice.
Oh the Maltese people are very nice,
If you hire a car, you better think twice.

I hired one the first day I got here
With no brakes, no clutch, and I can’t change gear.
I went around to get my money back,
But the man says, don’t worry ’cause they’re all like that. (refrain)

Now I took a taxi, had a terrible fright.
He drove on the left, he drove on the right.
Oh I took a taxi, had a terrible fright.
He drove on the left, he drove on the right.

I asked the driver, can this be true?
Does everyone in Malta drive like you?
He turned around, and said we got it made,
In Malta, everybody drives in the shade. (refrain)

Now the Maltese girls are very fine,
With dark skin and eyes that shine.
Oh, the Maltese girls are very fine,
With dark skin and eyes that shine.

I asked a girl to come out with me till late,
So I picked her up about a half past eight,
Her mother said, now have a real good time,
But she better be home by half past nine! (refrain)

Now the first thing that made me very cross,
Was everybody drives like Stirling Moss.
Oh the first thing that made me very cross,
Was everybody drives like Stirling Moss.

The buses here are a bit of a joke,
Old and green, and make a lot of smoke.
The smallest book in the world, we’re told,
That’s the Maltese highway code. (refrain)

Now when you leave Malta, you’ll be very sad –
‘Cause things over here aren’t really that bad.
Oh When you leave Malta, you’ll be very sad –
‘Cause Things over here aren’t really that bad.

We got the sunshine, we got the sea,
And not long ago we got the colour TV.
And when you come back, well you never know –
Someone might have filled up all the holes in the roads.

Malta, we love Malta,
These are the things we’d alter.
Malta, we love Malta,
There’s nothing that we’d alter!

“Kull min Huwa Veru Malti” (Whoever is a true Maltese) is a Maltese folkloristic song by the popular Maltese Folk singer, Michael Fenech (Ir-Ringu).

He sings about the beauty we have in Malta, the beautiful climate and how proud we should be to be Maltese. Speaks about the veggies we grow, the honey after which Malta was originally named – “Melita” – mentions the fact that even though we are very tiny we have our own language, about the wars we went through and about Malta’s beauty.

He ends by stating how proud he is to be a Maltese calling Malta the flower of the world, gem of the Mediterranean.

Complimenting the music we included photos of Malta and Gozo taken by Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech

Music used with Michael’s permission.

Ghawdex, Inti Djamant (Gozo You’re a Diamond) sung by the Gozitan Group, The Tramps, with the late Dominic Grech as the lead singer. Gozo is a truly beautiful and peaceful island and many tourists are impressed with its pristine beauty.

Dominic sang almost every song recorded by The Tramps, including the hits “Xemx” and “Għawdex Inti Djamant”, and composed many of them.

Dominic Grech started singing with the group The Rosebells and Gemini 5 while still a student. He founded The Tramps in Victoria, Gozo, in the mid-sixties. The pop group made its first studio recordings in 1974 with a lineup comprising Grech (lead vocals and lead acoustic guitar), Joe Cassar (keyboards and vocals), Spiro Sillato (vocals and base guitar) and Carmel Portelli (vocals, drums and percussions). During that year The Tramps went on tour in Canada and repeated the same tour two years afterwards. Grech and the rest of The Tramps also toured Australia in 1981.

The Tramps made their last public appearance in December 2004, where they gave their traditional Christmas gig in Victoria. They had been doing this for more than twenty years.

The Tramps were undoubtedly the most popular Gozitan pop group ever. In the eighties they won the Malta Song Festival with their hit Sinjur Ġib il-Paċi.

INTI DJAMANT (Lyrics)

Għawdex gZira ta’ l-għoljiet
Fik il-paċi fik is-skiet
Art mongħija bl-isbaħ ġmiel
Kif sawruk jien m’għandiex ħjiel

Sisien saqwi u s-sejjieħ
Bajjiet jagħxqu ma’ kull riħ
Baħar ikħal dawra mejt
Lilek jien dejjem għozzejt

Inti djamant
F’nofs il-Mediterran
Għawdex int biss
Tagħtini s-serħan
Bik ferħan

Id-Dabbrani u ta’ Kuljat
Il-Ħarrax, widien u blatIn-
Nuffara w ta’ Gelmus
W l-kastell tant kuraggjus

Koppli, niċeċ kullimkien
Maqdes kbir mill-eqdem Ŝmien
Daqq ta’ qniepen kant ta’ tajr
Lil Mulej int trodd il-ħajr

Inti djamant
F’nofs il-Mediterran
Għawdex int biss
Tagħtini s-serħan
Bik ferħan

Inti djamant
F’nofs il-Mediterran
Għawdex int biss
Tagħtini s-serħan

Inti djamant
F’nofs il-Mediterran
Għawdex int biss
Tagħtini s-serħan
Bik ferħan

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These are photos sent by Renato Costigan to Love Malta Islands…….

Drumming night at Captain’s Table, Xlendi by Gozo Drum Tribe on 16th Feb 2013.

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Xaghra Village – Original Kumittiva Dance accompaniment by Ta’ Verna Folk Band with live accordion and traditional musical instruments.

Rooftop Music Productions Performing at Nadur Wine Fest – Gozo 2012 Waterfall Dancers.

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