Saturday 16 February 2019

Come and listen to ‘Lissen’

JG promotions present Lissen, a music festival in Maltese taking place on the 21 and 22 September at Kordin Industrial Estate (Senglea Athletic football pitch).

The participating artists as well as their styles are various, however the music that will be played, is in its majority original, contemporary and exclusively in Maltese.

The musical acts taking part are:

Vince Fabri
Particle Blue (Claire Tonna)

Plato’s Dream Machine
Sempliċiment tat-Triq

The name Lissen is a word play on the actual word Lissen which literally means (in Maltese) ‘to utter a word or sound’, a metaphor for the musical product, and on the word ‘listen’ in English, the sense of listening attentively to the music which will be performed during this festival.

Artists that have established themselves on the local contemporary music scene such as Brikkuni, Danjeli and Plato’s Dream Machine will headline the musical programme for the two nights. Other participating artists are given the opportunity to perform their works on a bigger scale for the first time.

Among these upcoming artists, Lissen presents the hip-hop act Sempliċiment tat-Triq who are preparing an exciting set full of surprises together with their fellow MCs, DJs and other accompanying musicians. Undoubtedly, the revelation of this festival will be the band Brodu.  Although one may be initially sceptical about the quality of the group due to the name , this is just a witty move from the talented Mark Abela (iz-zizza) who is once again leading a brilliant musical project. All musicians in this group are in fact quite well known and established locally in rock, ska or alternative scenes.


Lissen will see the participation of Vince Fabri, singer-songwriter and veteran of Music in the Maltese language. Fabri will perform some songs of the group Brown Rice from the legendary TV programmes Aħn’ Aħna jew M’Aħniex and also some other songs of his own repertoire. Exclusively for Lissen, the duo Particle Blue consisting of Claire Tonna and Antoine Vella will give us a set of electronic music in addition to some folk songs written by Claire and her father Brian Tonna.


Last but certainly not least, Lissen will feature KażinSka that after the impeccable debut at Gardjola Gardens in Isla last July will perform a set of popular Maltese marċi brijjużi. KażinSka is an unusual sextet of musicians where sounds of Maltese marċi intertwine with Ska and other sounds inspired from contemporary music.


Artists from Creative Island’s Dazzle troupe known for their exhuberant Burlesque performances will also be performing in Lissen.


Doors open at 8pm on both nights.

For more information one can consult our facebook page:

Or phone: 79311999 or 79603698.

Tickets cost €10 for 1 night or €15 for 2 nights and can be purchased from

Zion Reggae Bar – Marsascala
Coach and Horses – Msida
V-Gen – Paceville
Bronk Productions – Birkirkara
C & F Supermarket – Isla

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