Fr Karm Debattista - Issa Li Sibtek

Published Monday 19th January 2009
Fr Karm Debattista - Issa Li Sibtek
Fr Karm Debattista - Issa Li Sibtek

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 49963-14692
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Simon Redfern

As well as his missionary work in countries such as Pakistan and Peru, Fr Karm Debattista has a wide-ranging ministry back in his native Malta including music, radio DJ as well as TV programmes. On the musical side, 'Issa Li Sibek' is his eighth release in over 12 years of recording professionally and in common with all but one it is sung in his native Maltese tongue. His songs are all home-grown produce, largely acoustic guitar led with the only other real flavouring being the rhythmical influences from his missionary trips to South America on "Ismek Qaddis". The remaining content is pleasant and inoffensive and Fr Debattista' is certainly a competent singer, but some of the mixing was a little unbalanced. I cannot comment on the lyrical content but none of what I heard is likely to whip up a musical revolution. However in the home market or indeed with Maltese ex-pats it may well connect.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Pauline Gerada in Zebbug Malta @ 20:07 on Apr 2 2013

From where can I buy Fr Karm Debattista's cds please. I am in need of church music for the 8.ooam Sunday mass as the choir has disintegrated and songs in Maltese are really hard to come by, besides I like Fr Karm's songs.


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