"Sing! it's vital. A Gift "
Jacky Micaelli was born in Bastia. "I sang before speaking. I did not choose, so "she confides.
It was in 1986 that really began his career with the price of the singing competition on Radio France, the publication of the first 45 laps, and the first representation, Corbara, the work of Perti "Gesù al sepolcro" which shows the immense talent of Jacky. His interpretation of the oratorio in places that are famous La Fenice in Venice (1988), the basilica of Lourdes (1989), La Scala in Milan (1990) or at the Festival de la Chaise-Dieu (1992) gives a Jacky international dimension.
In 1988, it represents the CORSICAN Printemps de Bourges, where she wins the listeners of Radio France. Trophy Radio France of the French Young song Périgueux, she won a "Platinum Truffle. That same year Jacky is at the Opera Bastille and the Festival de Lille Donnisulana with the group, for a recital of polyphony and interpret the work of Iannis Zénakis A Helena.
In 1989, she plays and sings in the first Corsican musical, "A Pruvatoghja of Mighell Raffaelli theater Bastia. She will then meet in meetings, the traditional sacred songs through variety, jazz and classical. She was invited to sing as well by Jacques Higelin for a show at the Grand Rex in Paris and at the Cirque d'hiver, by Marcel Peres with all Organum or the group Polyphony Tavagna.
Jacky Micaelli is lending her voice to the directory as sacred to the profane with the same passion, the same truth.
From 1990 to 1992 makes it a national tour with the dance company Balmuz under "Mossa" recital of songs and dances Patarozzi Jacques. In 1991, his interpretation at the Film Festival and Mediterranean Cultures of Bastia, the cantata for a woman's voice, "A matria", reveals a new facet of his talent.
In 1992, starts with a large group Donnisulana international tour that sees Jacky sing in Texas, Japan and throughout Europe.
It met in 1995 Yuki Yamamoto and the group of "songs of Okinawa," a prelude to a second trip in Japan. In 1996, she sings and plays in "A plague", an adaptation of "plague" of Camus by Jean-Pierre Lanfranchi
This year 1996 is marked by the release of his first solo CD Corsica Sacra "receiving awards as prestigious as the Grand Prix du Disque de l'Académie Charles Cros, the Choc du Monde de la Musique and Diapason d'Or . A tour follows the release of this disc.
The year 2000 saw the interpretation of the cantata "Corsica" by Jean Paul Poletti.
In Japan, where she conducts a tour, she sings with Kazumi Watanabe, Japanese jazz guitarist.
In May 2001, she published her second CD "Amoresca" trip in the Mediterranean area where it meets the Blues and Sodade, while his own soul Corsica. This disc is dedicated to his father "The man who listened to my song, hands crossed, without words, without noise. Her blue eyes told me then: ... sing, sing again ... "
In the continuity of the Mediterranean meeting, Jacky is becoming a pioneer of Corsican singing in the young group Rassegna. It brings the generosity that characterizes his sensitivity, his encouragement through the sharing of flamenco and polyphony. She left the group in late 2002 while continuing to enhance the artistic process.
The year 2004 is the year of birth art largely due to its third CD "Fiamma"
A work of craftsmanship around arrangements jean etienne Langianni. The trio was born FIAMMA over the concerts, real moments of magic, both the spiritual dimension is strong ... ... live.
In 2005 the double album "Ti Ricordi with André Jaume, Jean-Etienne Langianni, artistic director, and guitarist, Jacky Micaelli we book a range of emotions so strong and varied as we travel through time and space .... between past, present and dream around the Corsican songs that have rocked the collective memory of everyone.
and a creation for 2006/2007 is underway ...
"Stella Matutina" ... the latest creation produced by U Ponticellu and uniting the talents of Jacky and Jean-Etienne Langianni. This creation consists of songs to the Virgin, according to a tradition in Corsica. Jacky sings a part in 'short mass', accompanied in some parts by some trainees who have been through the work of transmission followed for years, dealing a directory associated with a sacred spiritual search, in the footsteps of the two artists.
Jacky Micaelli and Jean Etienne Langianni run together since 2004 regular courses with the Corsican polyphony U Ponticellu association, a transmission that has gained momentum in 2007 because artists have led two master-class in April and July that have followed by a tour Castagniccia. This tour was an opportunity to demonstrate the practice of a transmission that combines tradition and creation. Stella Matutina The show will be recorded in 2008.
If the year 2007 was particularly marked by its musical presence in Corsica, meeting today will lead to new ways of the world.
Since 2007, Jacky Micaelli with the company UPonticellu courses has increased by placing the transmission in the heart of its objectives: "The tradition is alive transmission: it requires an update, something creative. This contribution will have to respect the spirit of tradition, which spirit is an absolute that transcends time. By appropriating the tradition, its tradition, the disciple took place in a long chain which is a ring from a bunch of before and after him. Traditional music, ie oral, contain a sap coming from the depths of time, only the floor, the sound, so the oral culture, communicate the spiritual essence. It preserves the living, moving from tradition. Initiation through which it transmits requires direct contact from person to person so that the spiritual influence is inseparable from any initiation.
The tradition is first memory, our roots are strong, our center of gravity. What are we without the memory of our origins? The man is condemned to spiritual death if he cut the link of tradition, tradition. The music holds it to his memory. These are the musical traditions, she lives in and through the oral tradition. "
In 2008, Jacky led the art project "Stella Matutina", at two residences one to the other Marignana couvent Corbara, leading to recording a new cd. This new album is sung by the new set of polyphony Ponticellu U, formed by the singer over the different masters. The album will be recorded in the convent Corbara, Balagne inApril in 2009, but the group has already had the pleasure to present this repertoire of songs to the Virgin Festival at Lorrach in November 2008. (see articles in the press kit)
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