KKI 2012: Having a Look at 'Id-Demm ta' Raymond'Written by Marc Calleja Bayliss
The Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza remains to this present day as one of the most prestigious events in the local music calender especially due to the fact that the entries presented within the competition have to be in Maltese, the national language of the country. There has been a tendency for shunning the language away in the past but nevertheless, when it comes to music, it has been growing for quite a long time. One of the mission statements of escflashmalta.com is to promote the music scene to full capacity and therefore, this year, we are coordinating with Media.Link Communications to give more insight on the entries and their respective performers. The presentation of the tracks which will be somewhat, two per week has been done in completely random order. The first entry to be further analyzed further is the one entitled Id-Demm ta' Raymond composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas, penned by Paul Ellul and sung by Roseann Cordina.
This has to be one of the most significant tracks in this years' competition due to the fact that it brings about one of the endearing subjects back to mind. The track which translates into The Blood Shed by Raymond is about a political activist who had lost his life following a shooting that took place through a driveby. Unfortunately, the murderer was never convincted or found. The subject of the song that Roseanne is speaking about will definitely evoke some memories in the long run but that has to be somewhat one of the characteristics of the lyricist of this particular track, Paul Ellul who is undoubtely well known for an array of songs, being one of the most prolific lyricist for the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza throughout the years. The composer, Mark Spiteri Lucas is the second most successful professional in the competition having won an astonishing four times, those being in 2001, 2003, 2007 and 2008.
Roseann Cordina is still making a name for herself as a performer although this is actually her second participation in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza having made the finals back in 2010 with the track Jum Wieħed composed by Chan Vella and penned by Paul Ellul. The track which translates into One Day spoke about the honour that the country should have on being independent and that the day should officially be recognized as the only feast in Malta. Despite the fact that it was the very first time that Roseanne was competing in a nation wide competition, it seems that her track was very much enjoyed by the general public especially after receiving the Public Vote award later on during the evening. She had led the voting almost throughout noting the several updates given during Indifest. Remember, to listen to the track Id-Demm ta' Raymond in the official preview video just below and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more features about the participants in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza.