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.
Music and featured items
Corsican male singing.
Andy Kershaw introduces the programme and starts in Corsica with its magical male singing.
Male polyphonic choir session.
A special BBC session with the male polyphonic choir and voice “A Filetta”.
An interview with “A Filetta”.
Andy raises questions of nationality in Corsica in an interview with “A Filetta”.
Corsica’s nationalist movement.
Andy Kershaw in Ajaccio, talking about Corsica’s nationalist movement.
Singer Jean Paul Poletti.
Andy Kershaw taking a stroll with singer Jean Paul Poletti.
Andy spends time with the most politically radical band on the island, Chiami Aghialesi.
“Barbara Fortuna” song.
The story of the 18th century Corsican exiles song “Barbara Fortuna”.
“Django Reinhardt” style guitar.
Cheche Peche & Ricardo Romani play “Django Reinhardt” style guitar pieces.
Franca Masu sings "Miyona Morena".
Franca Masu in Alghero
The connections between Alghero in Sardinia and Catalonia.
Singing a capella
The old tradition of street singers.
The "tenores" tradition
From the Tenores di Bitti.
Tenores di Bitti
In the village of Bitti.
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