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1 04, 2020

OCCITAN-PROVENÇAL – Rosella Pellerino

By |2020-04-05T09:27:37+02:00April 1st, 2020|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

I was born in 1972 and have always lived in Borgo San Dalmazzo, a municipality of the Valle Stura in the province of Cuneo in Alpine Occitania.  The Piedmont dialect, widespread in that area and similar to that which is spoken by my family on my father’s side, was a part of my childhood mixed up with the one spoken by my family on my mother’s side, which in those days I did not realise was Occitan. Having completed my schooling specialising in classical studies, [...]

28 08, 2019

GEORGIAN – Liana Patarava

By |2019-12-11T22:24:11+01:00August 28th, 2019|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Liana Patarava was born in 1963 in Ozurgeti, a town in the Guria region, a beautiful mountainous region in western Georgia. She graduated in economics from the Tbilisi State University. She is married and has three children and two grandchildren. She loves art, poetry and writing and also has a musical education: her instrument is violin. In the field of art she has dedicated herself to an ancient and noble technique of gold and jewelery, the cloisonné enamel decoration, widely practiced in Georgia since the early Middle [...]

14 05, 2018

UKRAINIAN – Svitlana Hlazunova

By |2019-12-11T22:24:15+01:00May 14th, 2018|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

My name is Svitlana Hlazunova. I was born in 1962 in Kherson, a city in southern Ukraine. Since I was a child I had a great passion for music, transmitted to me by my parents. When I was a student I attended a music school and in 1978 I got a piano diploma. In 1983 I graduated from the University of Uman, faculty of pedagogy with a specialization in music education. At that time I started writing songs, both text and music. For twenty years [...]