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Corsica and Sardinia

Andy explores the music of Sardinia and Corsica. He finds that music is still used as a voice for dissent by separatist groups and is seen as a vital force for political change.

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1 hour, 45 minutes

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Sun 14 Aug 2005 23:15

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  • Corsican male singing.

    Andy Kershaw introduces the programme and starts in Corsica with its magical male singing.

    Duration: 02:13

  • Music Played

    • Tenores di Bitti/Luigi Lai

      Sa Grobes de s'annussata

  • Male polyphonic choir session.

    A special BBC session with the male polyphonic choir and voice “A Filetta”.

    Duration: 09:30

  • Music Played

  • An interview with “A Filetta”.

    Andy raises questions of nationality in Corsica in an interview with “A Filetta”.

    Duration: 06:33

  • Music Played

  • Corsica’s nationalist movement.

    Andy Kershaw in Ajaccio, talking about Corsica’s nationalist movement.

    Duration: 03:55

  • Music Played

    • Uchatta

      Canta U Populu Corsu

  • Singer Jean Paul Poletti.

    Andy Kershaw taking a stroll with singer Jean Paul Poletti.

    Duration: 01:55

  • Chiami Aghialesi.

    Andy spends time with the most politically radical band on the island, Chiami Aghialesi.

    Duration: 10:57

  • Music Played

  • “Barbara Fortuna” song.

    The story of the 18th century Corsican exiles song “Barbara Fortuna”.

    Duration: 03:34

  • Music Played

  • “Django Reinhardt” style guitar.

    Cheche Peche & Ricardo Romani play “Django Reinhardt” style guitar pieces.

    Duration: 06:56

  • Music Played

    • Cheche Peche & Ricardo Romani

      All of Me

      Composer: Duke Ellington

    • Cheche Peche & Ricardo Romani

      Minor Swing

      Composer: Django Reinhardt

  • Franca Masu

    Franca Masu sings "Miyona Morena".

    Duration: 04:40

  • Music Played

  • Franca Masu in Alghero

    The connections between Alghero in Sardinia and Catalonia.

    Duration: 06:12

  • Music Played

  • Luigi Lai

    The Launeddas.

    Duration: 09:43

  • Music Played

    • Luigi Lai

      Spinello in F

      • BBC recording on location.
    • Luigi Lai

      Punto d'Organo

      • BBC recording on location.
  • Elena Ledda

    In Cagliari.

    Duration: 08:22

  • Music Played

    • Elena Ledda

      Our Lady of the War

      • BBC recording on location.
  • Elena Ledda

    Singing a capella

    Duration: 03:33

  • Music Played

    • Elena Ledda

      Sette Spade ("Seven Swords")

      • BBC recording on location.
  • Malos Cantores

    The old tradition of street singers.

    Duration: 06:32

  • Music Played

  • The "tenores" tradition

    From the Tenores di Bitti.

    Duration: 07:42

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  • Tenores di Bitti

    In the village of Bitti.

    Duration: 08:10

  • Music Played