Just a few weeks before the start of the IV International Forum and ethno-art and music festival „Without Borders„, MIKA has the pleasure to meet up with Walter Vella, one of the very talented musicians in TRANIA (Malta). Trania is the result of an artistic collaboration between musicians Walter Vella (saxes and flutes), Joseph Camilleri (percussion), Mark Attard (keyboards) and Nadine Axisa (vocals). With their vast musical experience and exposure, ranging from Rock to Reggae to World Music and Jazz, the TRANIA musicians believe that contemporary Maltese ethnic/folk music should not be confined within the island’s borders for its inspiration. North African, Middle Eastern and Sicilian sounds have a heavy presence in their music, and the combination of these gives Trania a very distinct musical identity.
With no doubt TRANIA will be one of the most interesting artists that are joining the music festival „Without Borders“ that will take place this year between 13 and 15 September in the resort „Albena„, Bulgaria
MIKA talks with TRANIA’s saxes and flutes artist Walter Vella.