The Malta Independent 12 May 2021, Wednesday

ĦARSA BISS – The official music video launched by Festivals Malta

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 10:34 Last update: about 7 days ago

A spectacular music video for the winning song of Mużika Mużika.

Earlier today the music video for the winning song of Mużika Mużika - Ħarsa Biss interpreted by Glen Vella, composed by Philip Vella and written by Joe Julian Farrugia, was launched on Festivals Malta's digital platforms.

The music video was filmed as a one-shot video at Fort St. Angelo in Birgu, a technique that has rarely been seen in Maltese productions.


The CEO of Festivals Malta, Annabelle Stivala stressed that "after the success of Mużika Mużika, Festivals Malta immediately started working on the music video for the winning song [...] a high-quality production that reflects the quality of the festival itself and which features various special effects."

The video involved several hours of rehearsals so that the team could synchronise set changes with the dynamic scenes that featured various costume changes, props, lighting and special effects. "We realised that this was a very complex project, but that did not stop us, we involved several people [...] and everyone [...] had to work together in order to film the one-shot video," explained the music video's Artistic Director, Joseph Cauchi.

"The music video is an investment that the Mużika Mużika board felt was necessary for the winning song and the festival in general. An investment that we plan to adopt for every winning song in the future," said the Chairman of Mużika Mużika Raymond Bugeja.

Norman Hamilton, Festivals Malta Chairman, stated that through Mużika Mużika, Festivals Malta invested in local artists as well as in Maltese music heritage. "Ħarsa Biss will be kept alive through this music video. This video is part of the legacy that this prestigious festival will leave behind it."

"An amazing experience! [...] The quick changes that I had during the shoot were very exciting because we were racing against time and I had to change very quickly while looking good as well," said Glen Vella with excitement after the filming of the music video.


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