Maltese poems and nursery rhymes on CD
A CD of Maltese poems and nursery rhymes, set to music by prolific composer Mro Dominic Galea, and a supporting website were launched recently at Attard Primary School.
The CD, titled Taqbila, contains 17 rhymes which older people would have learnt in their childhood, including: Il-Bewsa tan-Nanna, Warda and Wenzu l-Iskarpan. The project is supported by APS Bank.
“The aim of the compilation is to introduce these poems and nursery rhymes to a whole new generation,” said APS Bank chairman Emanuel Delia. “We also wish to support the Come to Me children’s charity, run by Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon on be-half of the Archdiocese of Malta, since the proceeds from the sale of the CD, which costs only €2.50, will go directly to this organisation.”
To further enhance the experience, a Maltese language website, www.qawsalla.com, was also launched. This contains the music scores and lyrics of the songs on the CD, as well as other educational and entertainment content for children. This includes a virtual online art exhibition space, study worksheets for children from Year 1 to Year 6 of Primary Schools and other interesting attractions.
The CD can be purchased from APS Bank by sending an e-mail to [email protected].