classical music / Music

Medieval Corsican-Irani Synthesis

Imploring, plaintive voice, strings and skin drum – the language of Pangea, a lyrical consciousness that has always been a distinct trait amongst travelers with a mind for shared cultural histories and trading lay-lines.

Drawing on Mediterranean, Medieval and Renaissance European, and Middle-Eastern musical traditions, the Canadian group Constantinople have developed  “a unique mode of musical expression   musical vocabulary that has grown out of extensive research into the history and esthetics of the musical traditions into which it delves, combined with freshness and creativity.” Led by Kiya Tabassian, musically trained in Iran, they have performed all over the world. Here they are with the Corsican Barbara Fortuna quartet.