Category Culture

Dr. Edmond Simeoni – fervent defender of Corsica

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One cannot imagine writing about Corsica, without including one of the most emblematic notables existing on this island; naming Dr. Edmond Simeoni. His presence has bathed in history since the 60’s – diffusing perception, long term reflexion and vital experience. And when one meets this man, the sudden awareness of being in the company of an individual whose interests extend to unlimited references, is very much sensed.

Dr. Edmond Simeoni thrives on innovation, exchange, reflexion and progress. Born in Corte and schooled in Bastia (north of Corsica), he went on to study medicine and became a gastroenterologist, practising in the region of Bastia for many years.

Early political activist, his progression through politics did not go unseen, for his profound beliefs, anxious hop...

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Portrait of an abstract artist: Anto Tomasini confides ..

Bocognano fin Juillet 2013 009For the past 25 years, this abstract artist has been painting what is the dearest to him – his native land and roots, and when asked what his projects may be, they remain grounded on his only influence, he has no need for external or alternative elements, he composes with instinct, conviction and total gratification.
A work of art is an image of reflexion through colours and melodies of experience – a correlation of ideas, through a given time, self-projection too, with the chosen object. He underlines the fact that we often have the tendency to vision just the morphology, rather than the contents, and the artist searches a way to immerse the viewer – and to the full extent.

Through his choice of shades and blends, Anto denotes the above – the translation is obvious to the viewer...

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Through shades, texture, form and emotions, Pierre Farel conspires with dreams ..

féminitéI knew I was entering a world of rich, vibrant shades – where sensuality, allure and an influx of variant energy would seize my sensitivity, and this has been Pierre Farel’s world for the past 25 years – also which he finds has flown by .. A continual breeze of lifestyles enter, surround, mingle and perpetuate, and where one senses the warmth of sunshine, leisure and chosen/unchosen circumstances. Savoury sensations by which the senses are hailed through gesture, music and persistent floating suggestions. Each canvas narrates, and the viewer is delightfully invited to further the elaboration of what one perceives, which of course, means the so important use of one’s imagination and observation.

From a very early age, he knew he would be an artist, and when other children of his age would ...

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Through shades of harmony, Laurent Bruschini relates with passion and spirit his personal melody

photo-26Corsicans always find their way home, and I believe the example of the talented singer, Laurent Bruschini, speaks for itself too.

Having grown up on the mainland, his growing passion through the years, shaped itself through a steady growth. From his early years, Corsican was always spoken at home, and holidays were naturally spent in his native village too, for Laurent is from Palleca (Palneca) and Sarra di Scoppamena.  His belonging to the Casa di u Populu Corsu continued to forge an identity which was to increase through enthusiasm and character, leading to the co production of an album Nott’é Ghjormi with Di Maghju, at the end of the 90’s. It was in 2000, that he finally decided it was time to return to his native island.

Laurent has had the pleasure of accompanying I Muvrini through...

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Meeting Rinatu Coti, a musical and linguistic experience

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This was an experience I was truly looking forward to. Rinatu Coti, holds a world of knowledge and culture where both Corsican music and language merge and blend. President of an association, Filu d’Amparera in Ajaccio, where both cultures are provided to all, initiated around 10 years ago and growing constantly, where over 100 participants now immerse with attentiveness.

One could say here again, a passion being transmitted with energy and earnest. Collaborators having been Grégory doc Rossi and Migheli Raffaelli, who reintroduced an early instrument the ‘cetera’, (from the cither family), regaining a certain rebirth within Corsican music. These same instruments are produced here on the island, as there are three luthiers.
Also  amongst those who work closely alongside Ri...

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