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M3P conference to ensure longevity of collaborative memory online

Less than a year since it was first launched, the Malta Music Memory Project (M3P) will be holding a conference next weekend at St James Cavalier.

26 May 2011, 12:00am
The conference will start on Friday, June 3 at 13:30 with an introduction by M3P founder Dr Toni Sant, followed by parallel sessions in the top floor cinema and the Atrium next door to the Music Room on the ground floor. These include seminars covering technical matters with Dr Ing Saviour Zammit and Darren Stephens from the University of Hull, as well as intellectual property rights with Dr Jeanine Rizzo.

There will also be a series of free workshops for introductory, intermediate and advanced levels of engagement with the M3P wiki in the Atrium.

On Saturday morning, the conference will continue with an introduction by M3P Foundation directors Alex Grech and Michael Bugeja, followed by a session with Jez Collins from the Birmingham Popular Music Archive and an open workshop, with more workshops and seminars similar to Friday's programme taking place in the afternoon.

Apart from the seminars and workshops during the day, the conference will also involve related live performances over the two evenings, with a unique performance by the Galea Family & Friends led by Dominic Galea at the National Archives in Rabat starting at 19:00 on Friday.

Later that same evening, the second edition of You Rarely Hear That on the Radio – La Maltija, featuring different genres of music in Maltese with Pupi Tal-Logħob, Justin Galea u l-Ħbieb and Cikku l-Poplu will be held at V-Gen in Paceville from 10pm onwards.

The following evening, leading Maltese guitarist Marc Galea will launch his debut album, Easy Dialogue with a live performance at the St James Cavalier Music Room, with UK-based Maltese electronic duo South Central performing at Gianpula after midnight.

The M3P conference is supported in part by the Malta Arts Fund of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, as well as the University of Hull.

For more information about the M3P visit

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