Ghaqda Kumittiva Ghawdex

The Ghaqda Kumittiva Ghawdex aim is to keep alive the traditional carnival dance. The word “Kumittiva” actually refers to a collective of musicians commissioned by the local wine bar to play the accompaniment for the dancers. Like the steps of the dance, the musical score is passed on from one generation to the next. It is learnt by ear, and performed on folkloristic instruments .The music of a kumittiva session is provided by a band of musicians playing accordion, tambourines, castanets and friction drum. This dance is a tradition that has been orally passed down generations and is believed to been introduces to the Maltese folklore by Maltese or Gozitian sailors who travelled to neighbouring countries such as Sicily or France. The group is rekindling the carnival spirit in the younger generations. The Kumittiva is now at least 130 years old.

Organisation Details

Acronym

Kumittiva

VO No.

1084

Is it a branch?

no

Organisation Address

Address

c/o Centru Gesu Nazzarenu, Triq Gnien Xibla,

Town / City

Ix-Xaghra

Postcode

xra2405

Malta / Ghawdex

Ghawdex

Contact Details

Contact Person

Noel Teuma

Designation

President

Phone

99452227

Mobile

99452227

Admin email

ghaqdakumittivaghawdex@gmail.com

Website

n/a

Directory

Board Details

No. of Board Members

11

Statute

Existing statute

yes