Kantilena at the Oratorju San Ġużepp


A couple of weeks ago, Kantilena gave a beautifully intimate concert as part of the run-up to their album launch (details here). The location was nothing short of magical, the Oratorju ta’ San Ġużepp in Birgu. Kantilena’s particular type of music is wonderfully well-suited to locations that are small, but replete with character, and experiencing […]


Review: Kantilena


  This review originally appeared on The Sunday Times. There’s something about the Maltese language – and by this I mean the more poetic version of the language before words like kompjuter and wijkend infiltrated daily use – that almost begs for it to be set to the plaintive chords of the violin. Which is […]


Kantilena: The sound of contemporary folk


Maltese folk is back in the spotlight, albeit with a twist as Kantilena are set to debut their latest singles this weekend. I met up with Sandro Lia, Drinu Camilleri and James Baldacchino, the brains behind the outfit. You could say that all three founding members of Kantilena have folk on their minds. Take violinist […]