I Muvrini

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I Muvrini
Festival du bout du Monde 2011 - I Muvrini en concert le 6 août- 021.jpg
Background information
Origin Corsica
Genres Folk, worldbeat
Years active 1979–present
Members Alain Bernardini
Jean François Bernardini
Stéphane Mangiantini

I Muvrini is a Corsican folk music group, who sing traditional Corsican music in their native Corsican language.

History[edit]

The group was formed in the early 1980s by the brothers Jean-François Bernardini and Alain Bernardini who were born in the village of Tagliu-Isulacciu in the north of Corsica. They are named after a type of wild sheep which live in the mountains of Corsica.

The Bernardini brothers were introduced to traditional Corsican music at an early age by their father, Ghjuliu, who was a well-known poet and singer. They recorded their first single with their father in collaboration with the group Canta u Populu Corsu. Ghjuliu Bernardini died in December 1977 and I Muvrini's first album, I Muvrini ... ti ringrazianu, which was released in 1979, was dedicated to their father's memory.

In 2000, I Muvrini joined up with Sting to record "Terre d'Oru" (English: "Fields of Gold").

Throughout their career they have promoted the Corsican language and culture, much like the work pioneered by Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses.

A concert in Warszawa, September 2008

Selected discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1979 - Ti Ringrazianu
  • 1980 - Anu Da Vulta
  • 1984 - E campà quì
  • 1985 - lacrime
  • 1987 - A l'encre rouge
  • 1988 - Pe l'amore di tè
  • 1989 - Quorum
  • 1991 - A voce rivolta
  • 1993 - Noi
  • 1995 - Curagiu
  • 1998 - Leia
  • 2000 - Pulifunie
  • 2000 - A strada
  • 2002 - Umani
  • 2005 - Alma
  • 2007 - I Muvrini et les 500 choristes
  • 2010 - Gioia
  • 2012 - Imaginà

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 1998 -
  • 2013 - Best of (3 CDs)

Live albums[edit]

  • 1990 - In core
  • 1994 - Zenith 93
  • 1996 - Bercy 96
  • 2006 - ALMA 2005

Videos / DVDs[edit]

  • I Muvrini at Bercy '96
  • Giru FR3
  • Zenith '92
  • Terra
  • Alma 2005

Collaborations[edit]

  • 1999 - Άσε την εικόνα να μιλάει ("Let the Picture Speak") with Pyx Lax.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Άσε την εικόνα να μιλάει"". Web.archive.org. 2005-11-02. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 

External links[edit]

  • I Muvrini official web site (in English)
  • Terracorsa, information on Muvrini and Corsica (in English)
  • Curagiu, information (in French)
  • www.IMuvrini.eu, information on I Muvrini (in English, French, German and Dutch]