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Ritmu Roots Festival - Għad-Dell tat-Tila
Ritmu Roots Festival - Għad-Dell tat-Tila

Fri, 24 May


Argotti Gardens

Ritmu Roots Festival - Għad-Dell tat-Tila

Entrance: €10.00

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Time & Location

24 May 2024, 19:00 – 23:50

Argotti Gardens, Triq Vincenzo Bugeja, Floriana

About the event

This event forms part of the ticketing package for Ritmu Roots Festival at Argotti Gardens.

Frans Baldacchino ‘il-Budaj’ continues to be remembered for the fact that he made għana more accessible, and thanks to him għana journeyed to many new places, including ones beyond Malta. Għad-Dell tat-Tila is inspired by one of Budaj’s CDs bearing the same name which shows the many facades of this ‘complete’ artist from Żejtun; an artist in every sense of the word. He painted, he sculpted and he used words in order to reflect what was happening around him, even through a critical lens. That being said, one can say that he used to combine għana with satire to deliver a socially conscious message. The aim of this installation is to create a dialogue with those present about how his words are what encompass Budaj and how għana cannot exist in a vacuum. It is also part of a social ecosystem.

This image has been taken from the Frans Baldacchino 'Il-Budaj' Collection, courtesy of Magna Żmien.

Artist: Gabriel Lia

Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible

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