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Sing to the Mediterranean Tune of Malta’s Music

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Music has always been an important part of various cultures, but in Malta it’s the beating heart of the country. You just have to take one look at the island’s events calendar to get a sense of the role music plays in forming the identity of the place. For music-lovers of any genres, Malta is a destination that hides musical treats around every corner.

Take your pick from an ancient folk tradition that’s been practiced for centuries, foot-tapping jazz, head-banging rock and even experimental sounds. Musos, take yourself to Malta for a holiday that really is as good as it sounds.

Here are just a few of the ways you can immerse yourself in the island’s melodious culture and history.

Ghanafest: Traditional Folk Festival

To experience local music tradition at its finest, this is an event that’s not to be missed. For a number of years, there’s been a serious revival of folk music on the island and this unique festival celebrates the art by bringing together musicians from all over the world as well as local artists, which sees a beautiful collaboration of styles and time-periods.

For two days, the heritage of Mediterranean music is celebrated with intimate performances by some of the most talented performers in the Med. If you’re looking for authentic local culture, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Jazz at the Bridge Bar

For those who love an impromptu saxophone solo, look no further than the Bridge Bar. Beginning in May, this well-known watering hole will be holding its famous jazz sessions every Friday until October. Set in the magnificent Grand Harbour, its weekly event attracts performers from all over the globe meaning that you get to see some of the best talent the jazz scene has to offer.

The Manoel Theatre

As the third oldest working theatre in Europe, the Manoel is an attraction in itself. Top that off with a sensational line-up of shows and it’s a culture vulture’s haven. Built in the early eighteenth century, the history of the place is fascinating. It provided shelter for those made homeless during WWII and is now home to the famous Opera Festival that’s held every year in March.

How to Get There

Since being dubbed the European Culture Capital of 2018, the island has become a popular destination and there a number of flights to Malta. Airport taxis provide reliable transport to and from the centre of town, but I’d highly recommend booking Malta airport taxis in advance for an entirely hassle-free journey.

If you’re looking for a holiday that’s a treat for all the senses, this magical island is the perfect destination for a sensational summer escape. Book your flight, arrange any Malta airport taxis and get ready to start your holiday!
About author: Desiree Michels

Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers in various countries across the globe. If you’re looking for affordable Malta Airport taxis, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.

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