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EPOKA at the Valletta Waterfront

Immerse yourself in the old Maltese traditions at Epoka on Tuesday 28th June at the Valletta Waterfront for a celebration of the traditional Eve of Imnarja. From 7:30pm onwards, the Valletta Waterfront will be transformed into 18th Century Malta with a mix of music, crafts, food, dance, games and entertainment, offering a fun-filled evening and a culinary delight for all the family.

The event will kick off outside Qbar on the Valletta Waterfront at 7:30PM with “The Reading of the Bandu” followed by the official opening ceremony on the quayside.  The renowned Historical Re-Enactment Group of Malta, HRGM, will also perform the traditional lighting of a bonfire with the Grand Master.

Throughout the evening there will be live performances by internationally acclaimed Mediterranean folk-fusion ensemble, NAFRA, performing with traditional Maltese instruments as well as Tony Camilleri, Ludvig Galea and the Paul Curmi Dancers and  strolling musicians.

Ä ukulari, an authentic 18th century ensemble, will also be performing  with a revival of Maltese music in period costumes dating to the time of Grand Master Pinto. Kumittiva, a group of 24 village dancers accompanied by 8 musicians, from the sister island of Gozo, will be giving colourful  dancing performances.

Also included are  live demonstrations highlighting  Maltese traditional crafts with over 60 artisans displaying and selling their works of art from jewellery, paintings, filigree, edible delicacies among many others. 

This event is FREE entry with  FREE parking available on the quays.  For the convenience of the guests, Valletta Waterfront will provide FREE transport to and from the Park n’ Ride (New Sunday Market Location) to the EPOKA event on the 28th June between 19.30hrs and 1.00hrs.

Also announcing the new water taxi service to the Valletta Waterfront from the Strand in Sliema and other locations. Please refer to their website http://www.maltawatertaxis.com.mt/ for further details.


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