Name: Manatapu
Herkunft: BKR 2529 Birkirkara, Malta
Genre: Weltmusik
Weitere Genre: Ska - Reggae
Homepage: Manatapu
Demo Songs: Manatapu
Kategorie: Band
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ManaTapu produces original music that carries a deep Maltese vibe. The cultural influence seen in their music is shared locally and overseas. The journey for the musicians of the band started with casual jam sessions; where local bars or beaches served as their stage. They started off from nothing but moved towards the band image we now know as ManaTapu. The word Mana is a Māori expression that speaks of a supernatural force or energy within anything existing, while Tapu is a controlling factor that creates a restriction. There is no Mana without Tapu, so the band’s philosophy came to life. Deeply rooted in reggae and ska, the band’s voice is a fusion with other sounds such as funk, blues, rock, punk, hip-hop, MC and even polka. This mesh of sounds comes together with the dynamic of their band’s four singers whose lyrics vary from English and Maltese to Spanish and French - even adding a touch of German into the mix. ManaTapu’s variety is cemented in local cultures where their multicultural influences mould together to create a highly energetic performance to “generate massive audience reaction when they play”.

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As ambassadors for the local music scene, ManaTapu are «one of the most sought-after live acts on the island» of Malta and are best known for their crowd pumping sound and contagiously energetic shows. ManaTapu first delivered their massive energy to the crowd at the 2013 Earth Garden Festival where the Roots Stage brought to life the eclectic sounds of this international band. Their latest album is a ten-track success titled Tuatara, a legendary release that was launched in May 2018. The six-piece outfit is made up of Maltese musicians, Aaron Dimech on bass, Ryan Abela on drums and Dario Vella C on vocals and guitar, French with Pupachile on vocals and lyrics; German with Jogy Bo on vocals, guitar and lyrics; and finaly Spanish with Tete (aka Camacho Criminal) on vocals adding the international flavour to the band.

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