MT Swieqi – Worldbeat / ethno-fusion / Dub / Dance / Acoustic Rock


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Unplugged No
Cover band Yes
Members 6
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Label / Release Type Year
C6f0c22fda19a66fe10b64041715b0cf7af4a72b Raba Album 2018
5cdb8f213872089bc2ee2f7e93bfbe27a5129268 The Traveller Album 2012
9a5c0eb6e7d46b9f120e015dbb004b3631e369b9 The Elephants of Lanka Album 2012
Fe590c1c2c3b383f2f4ce12ec33e3d8e692ce34f Tribali Album 2006
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Press Text
The sound of Tribali The unique and eclectic sound of Tribali emerges from an unconventional array of instruments and an unlikely fusion of musical genres.

This is where the ethereal frequencies of the sitar meet the deep earthy vibrations of the didgeridoo and where hypnotic vocals contrast with
upbeat ethnic percussion rhythms. In addition, distorted electric guitars, chunky bass lines and dance-oriented drums blend effortlessly with the mouth harp, harmonica and acoustic guitar.

A kaleidoscopic open-genre musical world

These collective musical bearings culminate in a vibrant exhibition of Tribali’s open-genre, which includes impeccably fused psychedelic, classic and ethnic sounds, dub, reggae and ska, rock and blues. The various influences in Tribali’s unique sound allow the band to combine
seamlessly with almost any musical genre. In fact, the band has performed alongside some very diverse world-class acts, such as Moby, The Prodigy, Faithless, Ziggy Marley, The Wailers, G3, John Butler, Wolf Mother, Crowded House and The Specials to name a few.

High-energy live performances

The band has succeeded in developing a high-calibre act with an inimitable sonic vibe. Compelling high-energy music, dynamic crowd interaction and a distinct message of positive vibrations create the electrifying atmosphere which is now signature of Tribali’s live performances. Appearances at local festivals, such as Earth Garden and the Farsons Beerfest, as well as acclaimed international festivals, such as Glastonbury Festival, Byron Bay Bluesfest and Psy-Fi , invariably culminate in exuberant cheering from delighted crowds. History, albums and awards When the band was formed in 2004, it immediately embarked on a journey of live performances which captivated audiences and catapulted the band as one of the premier acts in Malta. Tribali went on to launch three studio albums, “Tribali,” “Elephants of Lanka” and “The Traveller” as well as a critically acclaimed compilation, “Festa.” These have won Tribali several Malta Music Awards, including “Best New Act”, two “Best Album” and three “Best Band” awards. The band has also received some very encouraging global press reviews. Byron Bay Bluesfest festival director and music guru Peter Noble names Tribali as “one of the best bands to EVER play Bluesfest” and recommends the band in his top ten to listen. Tribali will launch its much-anticipated fourth album in 2018. International gigs and tours
The band has performed several international gigs since the band’s inception, with successful performances at the prestigious Byron Bay Bluesfest, Glastonbury Festival and Ancient Trance World Music, to name a few. Summer 2015 saw the band’s first official tour in Turkey, Hungary, Finland and Sicily. In 2016, Tribali performed in Spain and Portugal and headlined Everness Festival in Hungary for the second time. In 2017, the band’s tour included the Med’17 in Portugal, Everness Festival and Utos Festival in Hungary and Psy-Fi Festival in The Netherlands. Tribali is now accepting bookings for 2018.

Giving back

Tribali’s passion for creating positive change through music extends to committing to support the Jose Depiro Kabataan Orkestra music project in the Philippines, which targets street children, through fundraising.

Who is Tribali?

Tribali features Antoine on drums, percussion, samples and vox; Peter Paul on percussion, nylon guitar, keyboards and vox; Eliza on lead vocals, acoustic guitar and tambourine; Nik on didgeridoo and mouth harp; Andrew on sitar and electric guitar; and Liam on bass and vox.
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