Famous Corsican Folk Music Artists

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We already know how Corsica is in love with their Island and people. They are showing us their history, culture and undying love through their music from local festivals to world famous music stages. Here you can read a little bit about four famous folk music artists who sing in Corsican about their mesmerizing island. I Muvrini This is a group which is very in love with their country, all their songs are sung in the native Corsican language. The music group was formed in 1980s by two brothers Jean-Francois and Alain Bernardini. They both are from a small village in north Corsica called Tagliu-Isulacciu. I Muvrini is a type […]

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Flora in Corsica

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Corsica is an exception not just because of culture or food, but contrasting and rich flora makes it like no other island. The island’s history also helps with this. During the Antiquity period there was mass exportation of woods and that destroyed many forests in Corsica. Nowadays, they are replaced by maquis which are densely growing green bushes which stay green all year long.  Most famous trees which are occupying the island are grapevines, olive trees and figs, they were brought over by the Greeks. Genoese reintroduced chestnut trees and clementine started to grow in Corsica during the 20thcentury. There are 22, 500 species of plants on the island. 140 […]

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Corsican Polyphony

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Polyphony is 2 or more simultaneous lines of separate melodies, or a couple of voices. It is different from monophony which has one dominant vocal. It is thought that Corsican polyphony goes back to 9 AD. Music took a different path, from one voice singing to several voices appearing and creating a new dimension. For polyphony, the human voice is a miracle because of how it can change and express emotion. Through this music genre, feelings like pain, happiness, sorrow can be expressed like no other.  For Corsican, singing is a way of life. People start hearing polyphony in their early childhoods in churches, then they grow up and hear […]

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Facts about Corsica

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Corsica is a really stunning island in the Mediterranean region which has lot of hidden secrets and is full of mysteries. It is full of culture and stories, so here are some facts about Corsica that you may have never heard. Was Corsica always a part of France? People always think that Corsica is a part of Italy. It is closer to Sardinia, which is the main island of Italy than France, but it is most definitely French. Because of its location, people who wanted to dominate the Mediterranean tried to conquer the island. First it was a colony of the Roman empire and after that it was controlled by […]

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Cultural Events In Corsica

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In the summertime, Corsica is filled with music. Everyone, on every corner of the island is either dancing or singing. From musical performances to festivals, to guitar nights and Latino dancing, the list goes on and on. Here are the ones that should not be missed and need to be added to your calendar if you are planning to visit Corsica in the summer. Calvi on the rocks This is a festival that everyone is talking about.  It takes place every year in the middle of July, based on the beach, on the docks and on the rooftops. 3 amazing locations with stunning views. You will be able to see […]

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Day and Night in Corsica

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To start talking about Corsican culture and especially music we have to know Corsica as a locale a little bit. If you have not known – Corsica is a part of France. It an island and the fourth by size in Mediterranean region. Corsica is usually visited by tourists because of the beaches with whitest sand and clearest blue waters. Here are top 10 beaches for you to visit and get to now. They are as picturesque as you cannot even imagine. But don’t forget other great advantage of Corsica’s land. It is full of mountains and inlands for you to hike and get to know. Country’s communities are small […]

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