Malta’s Lost Voices Songbook – Makkjetti

Maltese Songs from the 1930s for Voice and Piano



With the unique opportunity to record, popular theatrical artistes documented their humorous songs and comic sketches known as makkjetti on disc in the1930s.

These recordings are delightful artefacts of a pre-television era, a snapshot of Maltese entertainment prevalent at the turn of the last century.

Acted and played out by well-known male and female makkjettisti, the sketches recorded both locally and overseas are evidence of an established local culture of slapstick theatrical comedy and vaudeville acts popular at the time, which provided entertainment for the urban masses.

Listen to the digital album here.

This publication is supported by Arts Council Malta.

Additional information

Weight 230 g
Dimensions 32 × 14 cm
Year of publication
ISBN 9789995718626
Pages 24

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SKU: 9789995718626

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