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Corsica's Barbara Furtuna Ensemble NYC debut Sept 29th

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    World Music Institute presents Voices of Corsica BARBARA FURTUNA ENSEMBLE Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:00 PM Saint Peter s Church 54th Street and Lexington
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      World Music Institute presents
      Voices of Corsica
      BARBARA FURTUNA ENSEMBLE
      Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:00 PM

      Saint Peter's Church
      54th Street and Lexington Avenue
      New York

      The remarkable male vocal quartet Barbara Furtuna carries
      on the centuries-old tradition of polyphonic
      singing from Corsica, the mountainous Mediterranean
      island off the coast of France. With its exquisite and
      haunting a cappella harmonies of spiritual and secular
      songs, the group has become a leading exponent of
      this music that nearly became extinct until its revival in
      the 1970s. The vocal tradition is now a central part of Corsican
      national identity, and is sometimes linked to calls for autonomy
      or independence. Barbara Furtuna was named after an 18th
      century Corsican exile song and is comprised of singers
      who mastered their vocal art in various Corsican ensembles
      before coming together in 2001. The group was one of the
      highlights at the recent Fes Festival of World Sacred Music and is
      now making its New York debut.

      Suggested dontaion $30
      For more info/video: http://wminyc.org/event.php?id=1059
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