Driven by the gramophone industry’s impetus to produce records featuring Maltese music, the island’s finest composers and songwriters were engaged for the first time to write original music to be recorded on disc and published for the local market. This compilation showcases a strong influence of foreign dance music styles, as seen in the selection of foxtrots, waltzes, tangos and serenades, popular on the island at the time. Now the Maltese could finally have access to playback music they could enjoy and dance to in their own homes.
Listen to the digital album here.
This publication is supported by Arts Council Malta.