After several concerts in Georgia and numerous concerts in the north and south of France, the group Meridianu is taking a break before hitting the road again.
Meridianu has decided to devote this time to the elaboration of a new programme for its future concerts, drawing from its already rich repertoire as well as expanding it with new creations.
This workload is indispensable and corresponds to the form of respect that the group owes its audience.
This year they have chosen to evolve as a group of four singers and musicians to present a new show.
Both singers and musicians, the four of them possess all the nuances of polyphonic singing, especially paghjella, which they have been practising for many years.
Moreover, aware of the need to preserve these songs, classified by UNESCO as world heritage, they have not hesitated to give their time to initiate young singers and even choirs to the various traditional forms of Corsican song.
The group is also keen to express the daily life of their island through songs that are their own creations, without forgetting to keep an attentive eye on the daily events that other peoples in the world experience.
The musical instruments that accompany the voices vary according to the concert, but guitar, cetera, and violin are most often used. Various other small handmade wind instruments can be used depending on the colour of the song.
This is how MERIDIANU achieves recognition from the musical community and success at its concerts with an audience that, year after year, is increasingly loyal to it.
So when asked about the future of Corsican singing, they can answer without a shadow of a doubt: “We do not have the right to betray these forms of singing which are our cultural heritage by approximate, repetitive performances lacking in creativity. For this reason we have chosen to make the life of an artist our profession, the only way to produce a regular and followed work, where each one takes his part, but above all with the objective of expressing all together the best of Corsican singing.”
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