Riflessi Sajfin 2011 – A 3-hour festival of fun music & dance
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Last Saturday, the OASI Foundation’s Primary Prevention Team in collaboration with The Malta Vodafone Foundation, held the 19th edition of the annual open-air festival Riflessi Sajfin, at the Menqa in Marsalforn, Gozo.
The OASI Foundation stages Riflessi Sajfin with three clear aims. Primarily to promote local talent as an alternative leisure by providing for prospective young artists an opportunity to exhibit themselves on a professionally equipped stage in front of a big audience. Secondly the events provides a channel through which OASI can promote its preventive messages against alcohol and drug abuse, and thirdly to provide free, family-friendly entertainment to the general public in return for its support during the years.The three hour festival was a huge success, with a variety of artists performing on stage and with hundreds of Gozitans, Maltese and foreigners attended the event. The festival’s stage was provided by the Gozo Culture and Information Office at the Gozo Ministry, and was equipped with the latest light and sound. The thrilling experience was a delight for presenters Pamela and Audrey Marie.
A number of new performers and other established singers and dancers were given the opportunity to perform this year: Centre Stage Dance Academy, Francesca and Mikaela, Nicole Azzopardi , Centre Dance Academy, Joseph Refalo and YADA Dance Academy Gozo.
The Organising Committee of Riflessi Sajfin 2010 would like to thank all the sponsors who have made this event possible, namely: The Malta Vodafone Foundation – main sponsor, APS Bank, Bank of Valletta, The Farsons Foundation, Lombard Bank, General Soft Drinks Ltd sponsored through Kristal Water, Central Academy of Dance, Gozo Channel Company Limited, J & J Zammit Supplies, Gozo Business Ltd, Gozo Arts Furniture Ltd., D Look Boutique, Sportsmania, Tonio Schembri Photography, Smugglers Cave, MICHO, Pro Stage, SMC Design, Gozo Culture and Information Office, Odyssey Restaurant, Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, Downtown Hotel, Arzella Restaurant, San Antonio Hotel and Spa., D Studio, Hair Cutz, Salvina Restaurant, Hair and Beauty Studio, Smugglers’ Cave Restaurant and Pizzeria, Arkadia, Pebbles Restaurant and Pizzeria, Fu Hua Oriental Restaurant, Mark Xiberras Hair Studio, El Dorado Restaurant, Looks Hair Salon and Tonio Schembri Photography. We would like to take the time to thank them all for all their support
OASI said that it is also grateful towards all those who participated on and behind stage and the general public who have always given OASI Foundation their support and appreciation. Special thanks go to all OASI volunteers for their organisational support. “Thank you all for helping once again and for the 20th time to make Riflessi Sajfin 2011 the success that it was!”
Photos of the event are available on the OASI Website: www.oasi.org.mt.
Photographs: Toni Schembri Photograhy.