11.02.2008

Lo Cor De La Plana


Hello, everyone. Doesn't it seem like the blogosphere's been quite dead lately? Hmm, perhaps it's just me.

I'm sitting out on the window sill. It's cloudy, damp. It has been raining softly on and off all afternoon. The air is cool and the wind feels fresh. Lovely weather.

Today, I thought I might introduce you to a fantastic group of musicians. It is a group of 6 charming French musicians, who sing mostly a capella in a dying out dialect called Occitan, otherwise accompanied only by clapping hands, stamping feet and a few percusion instruments. Their name is Lo Cor De La Plana. I first encountered their captivating music at a small concert here in Kuwait. It was held at Mishref's AbdulAziz Hussain Theatre, and I remember bringing my little brother and my two sisters because I didn't want to go alone. We all did not regret going!

They say a picture's worth a thousand words...I wonder what they have to say about a video...enjoy!


This is them performing "Tant Deman" live (one of my favourites):




This is them performing live at a festival in Paris. They start a farandole (a festive dance):




Isn't it a wonderful setting to fall in love in? You find yourself holding a stranger's hand and then after a frenzy of kicking and turning and jumping you find that you don't want to let go...
Anyway, hope you enjoyed this post.

7 comments:

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

yes, the blogosphere has been quite dead lately =(
dunno where everyone's gone =(

i love the band...im really into acapella! =)

Grey said...

You are right about the dying blogsphere ... its kinda stock market i guess .. thanks for the link will watch the vid later from home.

F. said...

Dandoon: Glad you liked them.

Grey: LOL. Do tell me what you think ;)

Oranjina fadidra said...

haha love your chose of mazzika

Moos the Monk said...

Don't you hate it when there's an event you want to attend and no one wants to go with you? lol, it always ends up in dragging brothers and sisters... or an old old old friend...

F. said...

Oranjina: Thanks

Moos: I do...

Ruby Woo said...

Blogging seems weird for the past few weeks. Everyone suddenly disappears!

 
template by suckmylolly.com