DEATH – Corsica is in mourning. The Corsican singer Petru Guelfucci, author-performer of the song in particular Corsicaand a founding member of the group Canta u populu corsu, died on Friday, October 8 in Marseille, AFP learned from his son Petru Santu and his composer.
The singer, often presented as one of the most beautiful voices in Corsican song, was hospitalized in Marseille and died at the age of 66 following a long illness.
“I was his official composer, I’m very sorry, it’s more than 45 years of collaboration and friendship”, Christophe Mac-Daniel told AFP who wrote the music and the arrangements for the song “ Corsica ”.
A gold disc and two Victoires de la Musique
His death provoked many reactions in the Île de Beauté, including the group I Muvrini, who greeted, in Corsican, “fraternally, the memory and the pure voice” of the singer.
Born on March 6, 1955 in Sermano (Haute-Corse), one of the cradles of Corsican polyphony, he founded the group Canta u Populu Corsu in 1973 with Natale Luciani, Minicale, Ceccè Buteau and Jean-Paul Poletti before launching. in a solo career in 1987.
He was very popular in Quebec where he got a gold record in 1993 for the album “Corsica” which featured the song of the same name.
He also won two Music Victories, in 1991 with the group Les Nouvelles Polyphonies corses and in 1995 with the group Voce di Corsica.
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