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Ta’ Cangura Folk Group to launch George Pisani’s ‘Legends from Gozo’

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Ta' Cangura Folk Group to launch George Pisani’s 'Legends from Gozo'This coming Saturday Ta’ Cangura – San Lawrenz Folk Group, will be launching it’s second publication in a span of six months.

Following last October’s publication of the booklet “Dawra Durella u loghob iehor ma Wenzu u Xmejxa,” outlining the way in which traditional Maltese games were played, the group is once again availing itself of EU funds to publish a booklet that brings together unpublished legends compiled by George Pisani.

This publication was made possible thanks to the help and cooperation of Notary Paul George Pisani, the author’s son.

On the same occasion, the group will also be presenting a new traditional Maltese costume, to be used by it’s dancers and those of the traditional Carnival dance, better known as “il-Kummettiva.”

The locality of San Lawrenz, in the westernmost part of the island, is not only endowed with particular areas of natural beauty like Dwejra Bay, but also by typical aspects that distinguish it from other rural villages in Malta and Gozo.

This active folk group within the small community of San Lawrenz, Gozo, has recently launched various new initiatives that breathe new life not only to various traditional aspects of Gozitan tradition, but also to particular elements of this village’s unique identity.

Notably amongst these is “il-Kummettiva,” a traditional Carnival dance re-introduced in the village last October after an absence of decades.

Through the assistance of EU funds provided under the LEADER programme and the professional research of Claire Bonavia, Ta’ Cangura – San Lawrenz Folk Group specially designed the typical Maltese costume to be worn for this, and other occasions.

The launching soiree of these two initiatives will be held on Saturday, the 21st of February, starting at 7.30pm at the San Lawrenz Parish Hall, and will be animated by Marica Mizzi.

A major part of this project is co-financed by the European Union through the LEADER Project, a programme for Sustainable Rural Development in Malta, 2007 – 2013. These funds are made possible through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, 80% of which is financed by the EU and 20% by the Maltese Government.

Other information and further details about the programme may be found on www.sanlawrenz.org or www.facebook.com/dawradurellafolkfest or by sending an email to ta_cangura@mail.com

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