Saturday, 8 May 2010

Malta - "Il-Karozzin"

Our song for this year is “Il-Karozzin.”

“ Il-Karozzin” or “The Horsedrawn Carriage” was a popular means of transport in the Maltese islands in olden days. This means of transport was a common scene and one could see and hear the sound of hooves beating and clicking on the ground as the horsedrawn carriage passed through villages and towns, through the countryside and also along coast roads of the Maltese islands. The poor people depended on the horsedrawn carriage to take them on errands outside their village. The Horse Drawn Carriage was also used on special feasts and occasions such as Carnival or a wedding ceremony. Today the horsedrawn carriage is popular among tourists who would like to go round our magnificent and silent old capital city Imdina and today’s capital city Valletta.

Good Luck to all participants.

Il-Karozzin from Malta from videos on Vimeo.


Michael said...

What a lovely song, Maria! Well done Malta, it's a catchy tune and the children have obviously enjoyed singing it.
Good luck, from Scotland, in the voting.

Ursula + Maria said...

We like your powerful song!

Good luck from Austria

Peder - Denmark said...

Excellent work you have done a fine job.

Katja from France said...

Your children are very involved, as last year. Congratulations.

Last year it was the train, this year a horse year a song about boats? We would love to hear it!