Jean-Claude ACQUAVIVA - François ARAGNI - Paul GIANSILY - Stéphane SERRA - Jean SICURANI - Maxime VUILLAMIER

Founded in 1978, this formation, whose principle objective was to participate in the preservation of the island's oral heritage, has largely opened up to the outside world whilst staying anchored in its homeland. The group is characterized by an inventiveness that is continually renewed and exacting performances.

The many collaborations along the way have stimulated the group's creativity and enriched its repertoire, and have led to involvement in theatre, film music and contemporary dance. 

"The group A Filetta was born in October 1978. Back then we did not know, and we still do not, if this was the dream of an outline or the outline of a dream. The sketch of a house that is always open, where intertwined souls can find refuge, who in their quest for eternity, weave and reweave the threads of this ancient way of sharing that is song. The dream of a ship without a port that has left nowhere to sail elsewhere, where immemorial lighthouses could perhaps, one day, tell it : 'it is there, among you, in the shared ephemeral, that vast stretches of eternal happiness are to be found.'" 

 

NEWS




XXIXEMES RENCONTRES DE CHANTS POLYPHONIQUES DE CALVI DU 12 AU 16 SEPTEMBRE 2017
Tuesday 12 
18h PATRIZIA GATTACECA (Corsica) "Digénis Akritas – Creation inspired by an epic poem made in the beginning of the XII century, in the Byzantine Empire"
21h30 ANTONIO ZAMBUJO (Portugal)

Wednesday 13 
11h ENZA PAGLIARA & DARIO MUCI (Songs and Pizziche from South of Puglia – Salento) "Terragnula"
18h TAREK ABDALLAH & ADEL SHAMS EL DIN (Tribute to the revolutionnary, musical and poetic tradition from Egypt) "Dandana"
21h30 A FILETTA (Corsica)

Thursday 14 
11h ULYSSE SANS TERRE (Presentation of a show still in the making, which will be presented in December 2017, in Bastia) with Orlando Forioso, A Filetta, Fadia Tomb El-Hage, Diana Saliceti, Lea Antona, Jean Philippe Ricci
18h SUTARI (Poland)
21h30 CHOEURS ET SOLISTES DE LYON (Direction BERNARD TETU), "Petite messe solennelle de Rossini"

Friday 15 
11h ANDY EMLER (When a jazz pianist discovers a baroque organ) "Vox umana"
18h ASSURD (South Italy) "Nozze d’argento" - Special guest : ENZA PAGLIARA
21h30 RASSEGNA (How music travelled spread in Mediterranea and beyond, in the XVIth century) "Il sole non si muove"

Saturday 16 
11h Musical conference proposed by FRANK TENAILLE : "Earth Songs"
15h00 to 17h00 Cantu à l’asgiu : stroll in the citadel between music and historic heritage
18h LEA ANTONA (Corsica)
21h30 Calusgiule à l’ultimu : closing night - ENZA PAGLIARA, DARIO MUCI, TAREK ABDALLAH et ADEL SHAMS EL DIN, SUTARI, ASSURD, LEA ANTONA et NISTHIMAN PROJECT (Kurdistan : Iran, Irak, Turkey) "Kobane"

Each night, A FILETTA will welcome artists.
6pm and 9:30pm performances will take place in Calvi, in the Citadell (Saint Jean-Baptiste Cathedral).
The 6pm performances create a friendly atmosphere, and gives the opportunity to the audience to discuss with artists. These encounters are hosted by Philippe-Jean Catinchi (Le Monde).

Monday 11, Oratoire Saint Antoine, 9:30pm : "Un paese di Calabria" screening, in the presence of one of the directors, Shu Aiello

NEW : musical "aperitif", 11am, between a coffe or a glass of wine : wednesday 13 et thurday 14, Chez Tao, Friday 15 in the Cathedral
Saturday 16, Chez Tao at 11am : music conference by Frank Tenaille

Phase Shift : photo exhibition by Armand Luciani, la Poudrière 

Daily exhibition : pictures taken during the concerts of the day before (Jean-Marie Colonna, Silvio Siciliano and Natacha Manarin) and drawings (Philippe Antonetti, Batti, Bauer, Rodho)

Tickets :
- Free admission : screening, monday at 21h30 / music conference, saturday at 11h00 / Cantu à l’asgiu, saturday from 15h to 17h
- From Tuesday to Saturday, 21h30 concerts : 23 € - Students : 15 €
- 18h concerts : 15 € / Buying a ticket for the evening concert allows you to benefit from an advantageous price, 7€
- Musical "aperitifs" from 11h00, wednesday 13, thursday 14 and friday 15 : 8 €
- Season Ticket #1 : 18h00 concerts + 21h30 concerts : 115 € 
- Season Ticket #2 : 11h musical aperitifs + 18h00 concerts + 21h30 concerts : 130 €

Questions and bookings :
+33 4 95 65 23 57
resa.rpcalvi@gmail.com

 

© Antonello Silverini


NOUVEL ALBUM 'DANSE MEMOIRE, DANSE' / SORTIE EXCLUSIVE EN CORSE
What could Aimé Césaire, the great Martinican poet and playwright, ranked amongst the most influential personalities of the 20th century, an important politician (mayor of Fort-de-France and Member of Parliament for Martinique) educated in the Republic's best schools and Jean Nicoli, a humble school teacher who taught in Upper Senegal (now Mali) at the end of the 1920's before returning to Corsica to become a resistance leader during the Second World War, have in common?

If we are bringing together these two luminous and humanist thinkers, it is simply a clear desire to remember, again and again, that behind the grandeur of these men that we celebrate for their commitment and sacrifice, there is the idea for and by which they lived and died: that of a world which is fairer, freer, more respectful of differences, more equitable and with more solidarity. 
We have asked contemporary Corsican authors to be at the confluence of thought of these builders who were Nicoli and Césaire, to enlighten us as to their ideological, philosophical but also poetic journey. 
 
We, Corsicans and Italians, polyphonists and jazzmen, all deep rooted musicians, voices, trumpet and bandoneon, want to bring out the ideals but also the dreams of these “cloud princes” by offering a mixed music that belongs to no-one precisely because it belongs to everyone.  


Produced by DEDA/A Filetta, Tuk Music/Paolo Fresu and Daniele Di Bonaventura.

Exclusive release in Corsica on the 10th of July 2017
International release : 23rd of November 2018



 




A' CORE DATU
VOYAGE INNOVANT AU COEUR DE LA POLYPHONIE A TRAVERS UNE RENCONTRE EN PETIT COMITE, DANS UN LIEU INATTENDU EN BALAGNE
 
Il s’agit d’une « immersion » dans l’histoire de la polyphonie corse à travers le parcours artistique du groupe A Filetta et de ses créations: chants inédits, récits, échanges sont les composantes de cette rencontre.
Un échange entre le public et le groupe A Filetta pour un exposé illustré vivant et chantant sur près de 40 ans de parcours musical.
A Filetta vous livrera son histoire, les traditions qui ont influencé son parcours hors norme et ses créations originales.
 
Les dates :
Vendredi 19 mai - 19h - La Poudrière - La Citadelle - CALVI
Vendredi 26 mai - 19h - Eglise - LAMA
Samedi 3 juin - 19h - Eglise de la Miséricorde (Couvent des Franciscains) - ILE-ROUSSE
Jeudi 22 juin - 19h - Confrérie - LUMIO
Jeudi 7 septembre - 19h - Eglise du Couvent de Marcassu - CATERI
Jeudi 21 septembre - 19h00 - Couvent de Tuani - COSTA
Samedi 7 octobre - 19h00 - Eglise - PIGNA
 
Billetterie :
1h30 - Tarifs : 25 € / Etudiant : 20 €
Billets en vente Office de Tourisme de l'Ile-Rousse et de Calvi
Par téléphone : 04 95 60 80 14 / En ligne /
Ou sur place, 1 heure avant la représentation
 
 

 
PRESS

LIBERATION 

“… A FILETTA have become one of the premier groups in Corsican traditional music thanks to their tenacity, knowledge of Corsican polyphony, above all their constant renewal and the openness of their island repertoire to offshore influences...” 

LE MONDE 

“A show for eleven dancers, seven singers and a musician in which Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui returns to a visual sobriety centred on the dancing body, with a great deal of work on movement and rhythm. The work is also sublimated by the breathtaking majesty of the songs of Corsican vocal ensemble A Filetta and Libanese singer Fadia Tomb El-Hage. (...) The seven voices fill the space like gently blowing up a balloon. A penetration, full of finesse, with a limpid polyphonic texture and an elastic magnitude which takes in both the traditional Corsican and the oriental repertoires of the artists. 

L’HUMANITE 

“Far from fixing the score, the group's polyphony finds its force, on the contrary, in the life and emotions generated by work on the voice timbres of each of its members. Guttural sounds, nasal musicality in certain syllables, mix of intonations... All the art of A Filetta's singers is reinforced by a complex harmony of which only they have the secret.”

L’EXPRESS 

"A FILETTA's voices speak to the skin as much as to the ear... A Filetta sing the soul of their island with a universal talent.” 

LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR 

“They are one of the most sumptuous of Corsican polyphonic groups that can be heard... Without being untrue to themselves, A FILETTA have been able to open their immemorial art to other forms of expression, notably by working on film music with the composer Bruno Coulais…” 

LE FIGARO 

“A Filetta, or the Corsican universe”. “A Filetta conquer new aesthetic territories and invent new forms.” 

LA TERRASSE 

“Independent and creative, A Filetta reaffirm their refusal to let themselves be reduced to being the guardians of the temple of the island's vocal art, fixed and devoted only to heritage, but rather give life to an inspired ensemble, certainly rooted in their native land but all the better to keep their nose to the wind, or as is the case today, look to the sky like the fern from which they have taken their name.” 

MONDOMIX 

 “A Filetta, the open song”. “The seven Corsican singers of the polyphonic group A Filetta have pursued a demanding but open road since 1978, linking an ageless oral culture to written traditions, without forgetting to go out and meet the world."

 

 


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