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Bercy: Live at Bercy
I Muvrini
Bercy: Live at Bercy
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

I Muvrini is led by two brothers from Corsica, a tiny island off the French Mediterranean coast. Alain and Jean Francois Bernardini sensitively mirror both the music and culture of their native Corsica. Musically, they mel...  more »

      
   

CD Details

All Artists: I Muvrini
Title: Bercy: Live at Bercy
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Ark 21
Release Date: 3/21/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Live
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Europe, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 618685000224

Synopsis

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I Muvrini is led by two brothers from Corsica, a tiny island off the French Mediterranean coast. Alain and Jean Francois Bernardini sensitively mirror both the music and culture of their native Corsica. Musically, they meld modern influences with traditional instruments like the citora (a 16-stringed Corsican instrument), hurdy-gurdy, and bagpipes, as well as guitar, keyboards, and drums. Their evocative voices soar and glide as they articulate the emotions and politics of their people in the Mediterraneans. The music builds steadily in contemporary fashion while the brothers Bernardini sing with elegance and poignancy. The spirit of this "world music" comes through loud and clear, making yet another strong case for remembering music as our universal dialect. Beautiful. --Mitch Myers

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CD Reviews

Marvelous, haunting compositions
Rashed Chowdhury | 08/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""À Bercy" was the first Corsican CD I ever listened to, and was a great introduction to the polyphonic Corsican style. I Muvrini manages to convey a rare depth of emotion in almost every single track. The songs alternate between merry, sing-along tunes and powerful, slow, haunting melodies that transport you to the rocky streams of the Corsican countryside. The mood of the CD is set by the first two tracks: the first one, "Ne fermez pas la porte" is a poem in French, accompanied by music, that speaks in strong terms of the Corsicans' aspiration for freedom. The second track, by contrast, is fast and extravagant, joyously sung in Corsican. While the CD alternates between these two moods, all the other tracks contain songs, almost all of them in Corsican.The only thing that does not fit in with the rest of the album are the song titles: they are mostly listed in English and French in an album that seeks to assert a Corsican identity. Apart from this matter of editorial choice, I found the album to be thoroughly refreshing and highly enjoyable."