Jean-Claude ACQUAVIVA - François ARAGNI - Petr'Antò CASTA - Paul GIANSILY - Stéphane SERRA - Maxime VUILLAMIER
 
A Filetta’s music is a journey… It could be said that it is a polyphonic and vocal proposal which is challenging, audacious and contemporary, even though coming from a powerful oral tradition.
 
It is in 1978 that very young people — among whom teenagers, driven by a strong willingness to contribute to the protection of a declining oral heritage — started their journey… and their journey has been long, sometimes sinuous but always punctuated by discoveries and wonderful encounters. Therefore, the singers gladly confess that « the encounter » is written in their musical DNA. This probably explains why they have never wanted to limit this journey to the perimeter of their roots : encouraged by the tradition they inherited from, they quickly opened to others - other territories, other disciplines, other artists (performers, composers, directors, choreographers). 
 
The repertoire produced today by this vocal sextet is a faithful reflection of what is, since the beginning of the 1980s’, its « forward walk » : a trajectory outlining a movement initiated in a secular orality and asserting itself in the twists and turns of a writing without complex, freed from any filial obligation. Sacred music stands alongside profane songs with multiple influences, films scores with Bruno Coulais, creations for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s choreographies, choruses for an antique tragedy or pieces from a requiem requested by the Saint-Denis Festival.
 
A Filetta’s music is dedicated to a vision of the world rejecting without any ambiguity identitarian closure and the vocal ensemble’s philosophy is encapsulated in this beautiful aphorism by René Char : « The purest harvests are sowed in a ground that does not exist; they get rid of gratitude and only owe to spring. »

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Photo : Armand Luciani


TOURNEE EN BELGIQUE ET AU LUXEMBOURG
MERCREDI 27 FEVRIER :
Conversation(s) avec Fadia Tomb El-Hage (Liban)
Muziekcentrum De Bijloke - 20h00 - GENT

JEUDI 28 FEVRIER :
Eglise de Grembergen - 20h00 - DENDERMONDE

VENDREDI 1er MARS :
Muziekpublique, Théâtre Molière - 20h15 - BRUXELLES

SAMEDI 2 MARS :
Ter Vesten, Cultuurcentrum Beveren - 20h00 - BEVEREN

DIMANCHE 3 MARS :
Eglise Saint-Loup - 17h30 - NAMUR

MARDI 5 MARS :
Centre Culturel De Spil - 20h30 - ROESELARE

MERCREDI 6 MARS :
Philharmonie - 20h00 - LUXEMBOURG

 




A FILETTA, 40 ANNI !

40 anni, una vita

Déjà 40 ans ! 
40 ans que nous parcourons le monde à la rencontre de ceux qui façonnèrent et façonnent encore et toujours notre chant, 
40 ans que nous écumons les scènes d’ici et d’ailleurs pour notre plus grand bonheur, 
40 ans de chansons, de polyphonie, de musique et de musique encore,
40 ans de quêtes, d’amitié, de liens,
40 ans de convictions, d’idées, de passions partagées.
À vous qui nous avez connus alors, découverts depuis, oubliés entre-temps, aimés en chanson, préférés en polyphonie, encouragés toujours,

nous donnons rendez-vous à BASTIA pour célébrer cet événement : 
* Le 5 février à 18h30 à l’Alb'oru pour une conférence chantée autour de notre parcours musical,
* Le 15 février à 20h30 au théâtre municipal, entourés de musiciens pour le concert événement des 40 ans (avec Piro Barrios, Daniele Di Bonaventura, Jean-Marie Giannelli, Sandrine LuigiNicolas Torracinta, Jérémie Vuillamier)
* Le 22 février à 20h30 à l’Alb'oru pour des rencontres polyphoniques avec le Liban (Fadia Tomb El-Hage), la Bulgarie (Eva Quartet) et l’Italie (Daniele di Bonaventura)

Nous vous donnons également rendez-vous à AJACCIO : 
Le 16 février à A Fabbrica (L’Aghja), pour le concert avec musiciens

La billetterie est d’ores et déjà ouverte.

Ùn aspittate più !

Bastia : Teatru municipale : 04 95 34 98 00 / Par internet : www.bastia.corsica

Ajaccio : L’aghja : 04 95 20 41 15 / Par internet : www.corsebilet.co


 

Les Chants de Noël


BEATA NOTTE - TOURNEE DANS LES BOUCHES DU RHôNE - DU 1ER AU 21 DECEMBRE 2018
Nous serons en tournée avec le Département des Bouches-du-Rhône du 1er au 21 décembre :
01.12 : Port-de-Bouc - Eglise Notre Dame de Bon Voyage - 18h00 (avec Daniele di Bonaventura)
02.12 : Luynes - Eglise Saint Georges - 18h00 (avec Daniele di Bonaventura)
05.12 : Marseille - Eglise Saint Laurent - 19h00 (avec Daniele di Bonaventura)
09.12 : Meyreuil - Salle Jean Monnet - 18h00 (avec Fadia Tomb El-Hage)
11.12 : Bouc-Bel-Air - Complexe des Terres Blanches - 19h00 (avec Fadia Tomb El-Hage)
12.12 : Marseille - Le Silo - 20h00 (avec Daniele di Bonaventura, Fadia Tomb El-Hage et Eva Quartet)
13.12 : Marseille - Eglise Notre Dame des Neiges - 19h00 (avec Fadia Tomb El-Hage)
14.12 : Marseille - Eglise Saint Loup - 19h00 (avec Fadia Tomb El Hage)
15.12 : Salon-de-Provence - Théâtre Louis Armand - 20h00 (avec Fadia Tomb El-Hage)
18.12 : Vitrolles - Salle Guy Obino - 20h00 (avec Daniele di Bonaventura)
19.12 : Fos-sur-Mer - Théâtre de Fos-sur-Mer - 18h00 (avec Daniele di Bonaventura)
20.12 : Marseille - Eglise Sainte-Marthe - 19h00 (avec Daniele di Bonaventura)
21.12 : Pélissanne - Eglise Saint Maurice - 19h00 (avec Daniele di Bonaventura)

Entrée gratuite, dans la limite des places disponibles



 
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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