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Weġgħat Żgħar - New Album by TroffaĦamra

After a long break TroffaĦamra is back with a new album, predominantly in the Maltese language, collaborating with top Maltese artists.


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I'm back!!

For those who don't know me, I'm TroffaĦamra, a Maltese musician and singer songwriter living in Barcelona. In Malta I used to play the clarinet and saxophone with various bands, but when I arrived in Barcelona, 13 years ago, I decided to start singing my songs, both on the streets and on stage. "TroffaĦamra y los Mechones" was my first band and together we recorded 2 albums and 1 single, and had a lot of fun playing in various venues around Barcelona.

TroffaĦamra y los Mechones at Harlem Jazz Club, Barcelona (2013)
TroffaĦamra y los Mechones at Harlem Jazz Club, Barcelona (2013)

In 2017 I became promoted to a mum, and whilst I never stopped singing and writing, I took a break from the life of the performer.

New Album

But here I am now, looking forward to share my music once again! This summer I recorded at Temple Studios in Malta, a long dream of mine! I was accompanied by some of the best Maltese musicians: Oliver Degabriele (bass), Michael Galea (drums and percussion), Mark Żiżża (drums and perc), Fiorella Camilleri (flute), Mario Borġ (sax), Javier Manzanares (cornet), Mariele Żammit (voice), Franco Tartaglia (electric guitar) and Mark Attard (keyboards). It was so much fun and such a learning experience!

The musicians (aug, 2023)
The musicians (aug, 2023)

The result is "Weġgħat Żgħar" (small aches) - my new album, mostly in the Maltese language, where I share bittersweet stories from motherhood and living far away. It includes 2 collaborations: with Annamaria Bonnici, my life-long friend and writer, who also happens to live far away and has recently become a mother, and Will Shank, an artist and father who recently suffered a stroke which brought us together through music therapy. The sound of the album is special because my writing style is fused with David Vella's sorcery (music producer at Temple Studios) and the result is....¿¿MAGIC??

Recording (aug, 2023)
Recording (aug, 2023)

Crowdfunding Campaign and Contributions

I am launching this crowdfunding campaign with the aim of finishing the project by producing and launching the album, first in Malta and later on in Barcelona.

The cost of the recording and all it entails was already paid by yours truly, and it wasn't exactly cheap. BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT!! Now I would really appreciate your help, by buying the cd in advance (there are other options), and you'd be helping me finish this big project.

The sum of 2000€ will be used for the artwork and graphic design (by artist Rachel Bowman - I promise you it will be awesome), the production of the cds, and the cost of the launches in Malta and in Barcelona. And maybe a music video!


August '23 - recording at Temple Studios Malta (CHECK)

Sept-Dec '23 - mixing and mastering (CHECK)

Jan-Mar '24 - art and graphic design, CD production, Malta launch preparation

March '24 - Digital launch on all music platforms

31 March '24 - Album launch in Malta

Apr-Jun '24 - Barcelona launch preparation

June '24 (date tbc) - Album launch in Barcelona

The Rewards

First of all THANK YOU for being here, because that means you want to participate by being a patron in this project, and it means so much to me!

There are various rewards that you can choose from (all include the Album Art in postcard form (15x15), signed):

  • Album in digital format, for those who have moved on and left the cd behind.

  • Physical CD for the more traditional ones like me. Delivered by hand or by mail.

  • Full TroffaĦamra digital discography, including the new album, the 2 previous albums, and some singles.

  • Entrance for the album launch (only applicable for Malta).

  • Booklet with all song lyrics and chords including translations.

  • Private concert (solo).

  • Private concert (trio).

You just need to click on the option you like best. It's easy!

Once again, thank you for supporting independent artists like me; it will be truly appreciated and I'm positive that you will like what you'll hear!

Much love


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Valletta Campus Theatre, Malta (2023)
Valletta Campus Theatre, Malta (2023)


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  • Titon Frauca Picas

    Titon Frauca Picas

    2 months

    Enhorabuena! Felcidades

  • Marie AM

    Marie AM

    2 months

    Moltes Felicitats Ruth!!

  • Nadine Axisa

    Nadine Axisa

    2 months

    Ninsab ħerqana biex nisma l-album! Prosit ❤️

  • Katelia


    2 months

    Posit! Looking forward, we are so happy to listen soon your new songs!!!

  • Anna Maria Bonnici

    Anna Maria Bonnici

    3 months

    Proset habiba xxx

  • Grace


    3 months

    Nawguralek minn qalbi ghaziza u j'Alla tkun ferhana dejjem. Il-muzika u l-kant tieghek sbieh wisq. Awguri xxxx

  • Ruth Abela (TroffaHamra)

    Ruth Abela (TroffaHamra)

    3 months

    Thank you so so much everyone xxx

  • Catherine Clancy

    Catherine Clancy

    3 months

    Ruth, how exciting to hear more of your music.

  • Catherine Clancy

    Catherine Clancy

    3 months

    Ruth, how exciting to hear more of your music.

  • BlikeH2O


    3 months

    Mucha suerte, Ruth!

#01 / A big thank you - Muchas gracias

Dear friend! Thanks to you I have reached my goal! I’m really grateful! Now the process of printing the cd’s has started and soon I’ll contact you to send you the reward. Thanks for being a part of this project! Here you can see the face of the album, I hope you like it!


Querido amigo! Gracias a ti he conseguido mi objetivo! Estoy muy agradecida! Ahora el proceso de imprimir los discos ha empezado y pronto te contactaré para darte la recompensa. Gracias por ser parte de este proyecto! Aquí puedes ver la cara del disco, espero que te guste!


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