Dopu Cena

Festival 2012
Dopu Cena

Dopu Cena is a collective of singer/musicians whose main objective is to revalue the various musical expressions of Corsican oral tradition. The members of this association are from various Corsican regions (the Pieve of Taravu, Vallerustie, Rocca and Cinarca) of which they express the essence. The association has been working for many years in the Ajaccio region, promoting and diffusing Corsican songs and dance music (quadriglia, scuttiscia, polca, mazurca, valsu) through balls and vigils, on stages and at festivals in Corsica and abroad (Kajani Festival in Finland, Festiballu, Toccu di ballu), but also through training courses at L’Ecole Nationale de Musique. All members of Dopu Cena are multi-instrumentalists.

In 2007 the group presented its first album “Sciansgedama”, recorded at studio La Source as the result of over a decade of work on Corsican festive and instrumental repertoire. In 2009, Dopu Cena signs their second album “Trasmetta”. The group strengthens and after extensive work on the lyrics a very eclectic album is offered to the public. “Trasmetta” is the opportunity to record the voices of Diana Saliceti, Petru Santu Guelfucci and many others and became quite popular and a commercial success. It also is their second collaboration with studio La Source. In the same year, 2009, Associu Dopu Cena (in coproduction with Editions Ricordu) releases a 2-track CD with participation of Anna Rocchi in benefit of the restoration of the church of Santa Lucia d’Ornanu.

The year 2011 sees the simultaneous release of two CD’s dedicated to traditional Corsican music. “Canti è soni di l’isula persa” (“Songs and sounds of the lost island”) with the participation of Anna Rocchi and Natale Valli. And at the same time “21 pièces pour découvrir la musique traditionnelle corse” (21 pieces to discover traditional Corsican music) is published by the CRDP with 10,000 free copies distributed to all schools in Corsica.

Dopu Cena is currently working on their next album of newly created songs.

You can find a clip and the songtext her.