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Mr Ruben Zahra
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Ruben Zahra is a composer committed to contemporary expression and Mediterranean music heritage. His music has been presented in major international festivals all over Europe as well as in Egypt, Tunisia, India and Hong Kong. He studieRuben_Zahra_croppedd at the University of Malta, Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome and Mills College in Oakland, California. In 2006 he established the organisation ‘Soundscapes’ which develops cross-border co-operation between cultural operators and institutions on a Euro-Mediterranean platform. Ruben Zahra is the president of the ‘Malta Association of Contemporary Music’ and in 2008 he was appointed artistic director of the Malta Mediterranean Folk Music Festival – Għanafest. Ruben Zahra lives in Malta and works internationally as a freelance composer.


Maltese Folktales – Ħrejjef Maltin (MALTA)
Publication with CD – music by Ruben Zahra
ISBN-13: 978-999091371-2
© Merlin Library Ltd. & Soundscapes 2010

Arabesque (MALTA)
CD featuring chamber works by Ruben Zahra
© Soundscapes, 2009

All’ Interno del Suono: dagli Algoritmi alla Musica (ITALY)
CD compilation featuring ‘Chants from the Deep’ by Ruben Zahra
© Twilight Music – Rome, 2007

A Guide to Maltese Folk Music (MALTA)
Publication with CD by Ruben Zahra
ISBN-13: 978-99932-0-439-8
© Soundscapes & PBS – Malta, 2006

Soundscapes of a Mediterranean Culture (MALTA)
CD featuring ‘Preludju’ & ‘Tal-Hammarun’ by Ruben Zahra,
© Savina Creations Ltd - Malta, 2006

Etnika – Zifna (MALTA)
CD compilation featuring ‘Ara Gejja’ by Ruben Zahra
© Etnika - Malta, 2003

Global Bagpipes (UK)
double CD compilation featuring ‘Preludju’ by Ruben Zahra
© ARC Music – West Sussex, 2002

Etnika – Nafra (MALTA)
A fusion of Maltese Ethnic instruments with the contemporary
© Etnika – Malta, 2000

Biennale dei Giovani Artisti dell’Europa e del Mediterraneo (ITALY)
Double CD compilation featuring ‘Act’ by Ruben Zahra
© BGA – Torino, 1

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