Lo Còr de la Plana, a five-member French male a cappella group, bring their stomping, clapping beats and world percussion to campus. Sung in the little-known ancient language of “Occitan,” the group transcends translation with wit, tenacity, and above all, intricate harmonies of religious, political, and dancing songs that soar between dissonant and sacred. Ripe with passion and Mediterranean roots, flavors of Arabic, African and parts of Gregorian chant, the group takes you on a European journey that stirs the soul. Based in Marseille, France, the group has been reinventing vocality, mixing the ancient language of occitan with archaic sonorities of every influence, from concrete music to the Ramones, from Bartok to The Velvet Underground, from the Saharan stretches of desert to Southern Italy. Acclaimed by critics, Lo Còr de la Plana regularly tours the world, and their exclusive northwest appearance is their first since 2012.
Tickets are $8 at tickets.pugetsound.edu or at the door.
Presented by ASUPS Performing Arts with support from UPS French Studies and the Catherine Gould Chism Fund.