L’Oru: Enter and follow the creative instinct

This is a wonderful chance for the island’s creators to be given the opportunity of being viewed, admired, followed and promoted. It was in December 2017 that L’Oru opened its doors in the centre of Ajaccio.We can thank Marie-Valentine Carette for this initiative; she chooses and contacts creators from all over the island, thus proposing a variety of products for public appraisal and inviting all of those interested in discovering natural talent which is not always accessible, for various reasons.


The area is spacious, welcoming and comfortable. I had the pleasure of meeting Antoinette Defranchi Filippi, who offered a very cordial greeting. The principle is quite simple...

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Catching up with: Fred Poggi

It was high time to meet up with Fred Poggi once again, and discover all his news since 2014 (my previous article relating to Voce Ventu for their generous, inspiring and talented contribution to the musical scene in Corsica). With this encounter, I wished to learn more about Fred’s personal thoughts, hopes, achievements and fears. 


Well, for one, and which certainly must be taken into consideration, Fred has become a father since our last chat – this, of course, has considerably changed his rhythm !  And, since 2015, he has been enjoying composing music for films – i.e: Les Exilés, Beatrice (Rinatu Frassati) and a documentary...

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And the moon was born ..

Old legends tell us that one day, the goddess of dreams cried with happiness.
A tear dropped from her velvet eyes, and was carried away by the angel creators.

To make a jewel, these makers of the universe sculpted a pearl and the moon was born. And, every evening on the neighboring land, the divine glow of graceful beauty stretches out. Kneeling and humble, I raised my eyes. An intense moment of total adoration. I prayed, lifting my soul to the heavens.

The world reveals itself with a pale light, moon magic – my beloved Muse, my most faithful friend and ally.

 

 

By: Thierry Lorho
Photo: NTD Life

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When Agatha Christie came to Coti-Chiavari

Let’s go back to the coast, towards Coti-Chiavari, north of Porto-Pollo, and retrace a walk that Agatha Christie had done in 1926. As recalled by Marie-Jean Vinciguerra (Literary Chronicles), the English novelist disappeared after a period of misfortunes that coincided with her return from Corsica – as she confided in ‘My Life’.


So, where did the famous novelist go on the island

Let’s look for a lead, following her character Mr Satterthwaite, who accompanied an eccentric English duchess in ‘Mr Quinn on a voyage’ (short story from The World’s End). Following Ajaccio, the two English people from Agatha Christie’s story go to Coti-Chiavari, a village which at that time was composed of ‘five or six stone houses’...

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A few words on: The death of King Nugolone and the flight of the Moors

At the time of Pope Gregory IV, the Emir Ziadet Allah Ibn al Aghlab seeing the decadence of the princes of the east and west and that the King of Tunis had seized Sicily – thought this was an opportunity not to be missed. King Nugolone accompanied him. While a camp was established in the region of Rome, he managed to obtain a fleet and troops to reconquer Corsica. He left with seventeen boats and a troop of about 6000 Moors and a commander. They arrived with this army in front of Aleria. After conquering the main cities of the Nebbio, Mariana and Aleria, he decided to besiege Poggio and Venaco Castle, where Count Bonifacio and Count Cinarca had retired with their men. 

On the morning of the assault, and while the entire camp remained armed and equipped, King Nugolone went out disar...

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