Music of the Month
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Our Music of the Month selection for March 2021 L'Alba À principiu
L’Alba says that the Corsican musical tradition is not frozen in time but rather, it is in constant evolution and movement. The music of L'Alba, timeless and wide open to the world, takes on an ever-more Mediterranean orientation in its new album À Principiu. Once again, L’Alba’s work sets it at the heart of the Corsican musical landscape: preserving the heritage of polyphonic voices but also absorbing new influences with a palette of sounds borrowed from the regional cultures from North Africa, Italy, Greece and Portugal.
À Principiu, the group’s fifth album features prestigious guests (Senegalese-Moroccan drummer and percussionist Mokthar Samba, Zimbabwean singer and guitarist Louis Mhlanga, Corsican guitarist Fanou Torracinta) as well as very talented
instrumentalists and singers from Corsica who have joined the collective for the occasion.
À Principiu, meaning "in the beginning" in Corsican, takes the group to the beginning of a new artistic and human adventure.
Buy the CD for a 30.00 donation (outside US)
Find out more about L'alba
You will find translations of some of their songs, poetic and rich in meaning, on their website.
The CDs are donated by Buda Musique of France, and we thank them and the band (and you?) for supporting RootsWorld.
Sò diventatu (Here I am)
Felici suspesi (Happiness suspended)
Ancu sfarente (A tomorrow to be invented)
You can also buy previous Music of the Month titles in our shop
(and save a little on postage for more than one CD).
You can also buy previous Music of the Month titles in our shop (and save a little on postage for more than one CD).