Through a set specially adapted for the occasion, Burhan Öçal’s Bosphorus Quartet bring a colourful musical melange of contemporary Turkish compositions and  international pieces to Mellieħa. On Friday, the scenic village will be filled with ethnic and contemporary sounds. Maltese musician Chris Tanti, one of the island’s leading fingerstyle guitarists, will be play a warm-up set.

Burhan Öçal is a Turkish percussionist and multi-instrumentalist, internationally renowned in the field of jazz music and world sounds. He is a regular guest at leading jazz festivals around the world, and has given numerous concerts. Öçal’s mission is to combine different genres and cultural traditions to create a unique, contemporary sound. Together with the Bosphorus Quartet, he delivers music full of ethnic sounds possessing a distinctly Mediterranean flavour.

This event, organised by the Valletta 2018 Foundation with the support of the Mellieħa Local Council and Pergola Hotel and Spa, is to take place on the 13th of July at 8pm, at Misraħ iż-Żjara ta’ Papa Ġwanni Pawlu II, Mellieħa. To book your tickets and for more information visit