Any mention of Corsican polyphonic singing often brings to mind male voices. Not so the Trio Madamicella, which features three professional singers: Laetitia Casabianca, Fanny Châtelain and Nadine Rossello, who also handles the group’s art direction.
With this minimal configuration, each member has a different role to play, in the vernacular a secunda, u bassu, a terza. Their personalities blend and mingle to form a powerful and harmonious ensemble with impressive harmonics.
Their songs – now sober, now joyful – draw on the sources of tradition with much emphasis on improvisation. The themes addressed are equally sacred and profane.
Madamicella are a bright light throughout the Midi-Pyrénées region, which sponsors the trio, but the ladies also perform just about everywhere in France and in the Netherlands this April 2015.
Madamicella performing at the Eufonia Festival
The Madamicella singers will be in concert during the festival and also give an awareness session to learn about Corsican polyphony, scheduled for Saturday June 20, 4 to 6 pm, at the Pôle d’Evasion in Ambarès.
- Friday June 19, 8.30 pm in Libourne, Chapelle Condat
- Saturday June 20, 8.30 pm at the church of Ambarès