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Sentinella was born in Gozo’s citadel as a choreographed improvisation intended to create a sultry and serene soundscape which depicts a typical Mediterranean sun-baked summer’s afternoon. In a collage of synths and traditional instruments like the tanbur, fifra and bijambo, the tune intermingles with the traditional children’s game song of “Onġi Onġi Onġella”, closing the album with an atmospheric island saudade.

lyrics

SENTINELLA (Lyrics: Trad.)

Bumm bumm il-bieb
Onġi onġi onġella
Bumm bumm il-bieb
Onġi o kavalier.

Bumm bumm il-bieb
Onġi onġi onġella
Bumm bumm il-bieb
Onġi o kavalier.

credits

from Maddalena's Marvellous Tripfolk Klabb, released November 15, 2016
Alison Galea: voice, electr. guitar
Andrej Vujicic: bijambo
Andrew Alamango: tambur
Walter Vella: flejguta, alto flute
Oliver Degabriele: bass synth, keys

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*etnika malta

An unlikely mix of artists, characters and instruments, *etnika's sound layers enchanting melancholy with traditional tunes & lyrics over effected guitars, retro-futuristic synths, unconventional percussion and footwork, deep, groovy bass, raspy sax, haunting whispery vocals and old Maltese instruments.

Expect a few detours, expect the unexpected, this 'tripfolk' band has a big heart.
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