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I MUVRINI - Corsican folk music
Named after a wild mountain sheep from the hills of Corsica, I Muvrini sing traditional Corsican music in their native language, always looking to promote the Corsican language and culture.
They collaborated with Sting to record "Terre d’Oru" (Fields of Gold).
"The Corsican people love to sing. Fathers sing with their sons and thus pass on the traditional Paghella’s and Polyphony. Women sing the "lamenti" for the deceased and the "nanne" for their little children. Men also sing the "lamenti" for an unanswered love, the departure of a loved-one, exile, or when a ’bandit d’honneur’ takes to the maquis etc. The last decennia the women also lend their voices to the polyphony that was long reserved for the men.
It is amazing that I Muvrini can evoke so much emotion in the hearts of non-Corsicans. The soft sounds of the Corsican language is made for singing, the words themselves already a melody. Jean-François’s lyrics have a tenderness, respect and delicacy, a moving sadness, nostalgia and hope, heightened by the music and their exceptional voices.
Their fabulous talent, their energy, the love that surrounds them, give them the dimension, this charisma, which makes that one cannot but share their convictions and hope that they wil continue to defend, well and without compromises, their past and their future."