21 - 22 Aug 2015
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Blue Box Theatre


After eight years, Etnika will be once more taking to stage with a new performance, entitled Footnotes.


The Maltese roots band has regrouped to form a more compact and back-to-basics set-up, where its members can express a more profound sentiment and explore a fresh sound, free from effects and fanfare, whilst maintaining its original aim of the creative use of traditional and popular melodies and musical instruments.

The performances will take place within the intimate space that is the Blue Box Theatre in Msida, on the 21st and 22nd August. The band will be showcasing a rediscovered repertoire of Etnika’s top songs, demonstrating a more contemporary and thoughtful approach, yet infusing their music with the same energy and excitement that had become a signatory trademark of the band’s concerts.

The new *etnika is a heartfelt footnote, a passionate and sincere musical investigation, the unwritten text between the lines, a new story waiting to be told. Always an unlikely mix of artists and characters, the quirkiness of the set-up becomes acute with this reduced 6-piece band: oud and biambo, fifra (Maltese cane flute) and flamenco footwork, double bass and Maltese lullabies. Expect a few detours, expect the unexpected, this port-cabaret band has a big heart.

For more information, visit the official Etnika Facebook page and the *etnika footnotes event page.

To book your tickets, visit the Blue Box Theatre ticket portal.

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