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      Three Rooms Press presents Session 4: The Launch Pad Goes Corsican w/ Patrizia Gattaceca in New York

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      March 25, 2013

      Monday   7:00 PM

      158 Bleecker Street
      New York, New York 10012

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      Three Rooms Press presents Session 4: The Launch Pad Goes Corsican w/ Patrizia Gattaceca


      About This Event

      Minimum Age:
      21+
      Doors Open:
      6:30 PM
      Show Time:
      7:00 PM

      Description:

      Direct from Corsica! An Evening with Singer/Songwriter/Poet
      PATRIZIA GATTACECA and Friends
      Featuring the U.S. Launch of her book
      Isula d’Anima / Soul Island
       
      Renowned Corsican singer/songwriter/poet Patrizia Gattaceca travels to New York City for the launch of her first English / Corsican book Isula d’Anima / Soul Island (Three Rooms Press) at The Gallery at LPR on Monday, March 25 at 7 pm.
       
      PATRIZIA GATTACECA is well-known worldwide as a singer-songwriter, active in the Reacquistu (the Corsican cultural revival movement), and founder, with Patrizia Poli of the female polyphonic singing trio Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Courses, which catapulted to international fame after a stunning performance in the 1992 Winter Olympics. She has performed and recorded with John Cale, Patti Smith, Manu Dibango and numerous other international musicians. Her poetry is remarkable: proverbs, filled with imagery of moons and mountains and sea and underneath it all, the taut sensation of loss and sorrow, the heartfelt exploration of the loneliness of the human condition, and, as well-known Corsican poet Ghjacumu Thiers describes, “the infinite within the finite.”
       
      In addition to her creative work, Gattaceca is known as “one of the most courageous women of France.” In 2007, she was accused of aiding Yvan Colonna, a suspect in the 1998 murder of Claude Érignac, the prefect of Corsica. Some background: On February 6, 1998, as he left a theater in Ajaccio, Corsica, Érignac was shot three times in the neck. An investigation identified Colonna as the prime suspect. He disappeared, sparking the biggest manhunt in French history. Colonna was captured in 2003.
       
      Four years later, Gattaceca was indicted for aiding Colonna in 2002 and 2003. She was shackled, brought to a Paris prison and fiercely interrogated for nearly a week. For three years, while her case was pending, she was unable to leave France, hampering her international singing career. When she finally was brought to trial in May 2010, she risked years of penal servitude for aiding Colonna. She admitted to feeding Colonna but denied that act made her a terrorist, telling Journal du Diamanche in a pretrial interview that while she disobeyed one law, she had obeyed another: “the duty to show hospitality and solidarity toward someone she considered innocent.” In July 2010, she was sentenced to time served. The prosecution immediately made an unprecedented appeal and, after numerous delays, Gattaceca is slated to go back to trial in April 2013.
       
      The Three Rooms Press edition of Isula d’Anima / Soul Island marks one of the world’s only Corsican-English poetry books. UNESCO classifies Corsican as a potentially endangered language, although it is a key vehicle for the preservation of Corsican culture which is rich in proverbs and polyphonic song. Three Rooms Press’ goal in publishing the book was to help preserve the language, and thereby the culture for future generations.
       
      The Launch Pad @ LPR is a series, created by Three Rooms Press in partnership with Le Poisson Rouge, which brings newly published work of established, emerging and estranged poets from around the world to the New York spotlight. Session 4 of The Launch Pad @ LPR is Monday, March 25. Doors open 6:30 pm; showtime: 7 pm

       
      Additional information: info@threeroomspress.com
       
      This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.

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      Session 4: The Launch Pad Goes Corsican

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      Patrizia Gattaceca

      PATRIZIA GATTACECA is well-known worldwide as a singer-songwriter, active in the Reacquistu (the Corsican cultural revival movement), and founder, with Patrizia Poli of the female polyphonic singing trio Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses, which catapulted to international fame after a stunning performance in the 1992 Winter Olympics. She has performed and recorded with John Cale, Patti Smith, Manu Dibango and numerous other musicians. Her poetry is remarkable: imagery of moons and mountains and sea and underneath it all, the taut sensation of loss and sorrow, the heartfelt exploration of the loneliness of the human condition, and, Ghjacumu Thiers describes, “the infinite within the finite.”

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