Music of Corsica

Edited by Iustinus Tim Avery

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Outside of France, the island of Corsica is perhaps best known musically for its polyphonic choral tradition. The rebirth of this genre was linked with the rise of Corsican nationalism in the 1970s. The anthem of Corsica is Dio vi Salve Regina. Every June, Calvi is home to an International Jazz Festival and in September there are the annual Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques.There are two dances of ancient origin found in Corsica: the caracollu, a womens funeral dance, and the moresca, illustrating the struggle between Moors and Christians. The granitula, a spiral procession, is still performed by the confraternities on Good Friday.