Tikka Banda have been in high demand ever since they launched the successful initiative #barralklassi. Now, #gaħan18 invites children and young people to take part in several performances happening in diverse localities in Malta, including Baċir and Mellieħa. Together with the show’s central figure – the traditional Maltese folk character named Ġaħan – schoolchildren are encouraged to accompany Tikka Banda on a journey of cultural discovery that explores the musical heritage of twenty-two Arab countries.

Prior to the show, Tikka Banda also visits participating schools to conduct workshops about creating musical instruments from recycled materials, which will be used in Niftħu l-Bieb ma’ Ġaħan.