France: Patrick Fiori goes regional

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Patrick Fiori, the 1993 French representative in Millstreet, was the first artist to bring the Corsican language on the Eurovision stage with Mama Corsica. Twenty years later, the singer has another opportunity to show how proud he is of this part of his origins (the other part being Armenian) having teamed with the young artist Anne Etchegoyen for a single titled Pachamama.

Meaning “Mother Earth” in Aymara and Quechua languages and performed as a duet in Corsican and Basque languages with a few lines in Castillan too, together with the male choir AIZKOA, the track is part of Anne Etchegoyen’s latest album titled Les Voix Basques. The record is a selection of original and traditional songs from the Basque country combined with modern music arrangements to be released on 24 June.

The music video which features fantastic landscapes was aired for the first time yesterday by public broadcaster France 2 which the aim of promoting France’s regional diversity, including artists such as Anne Etchegoyen who has been enjoying success in the Basque country and the South-West of France for quite a few years already. Patrick Fiori, who is particularly proud of his origins, obviously accepted to be part of this project.

Patrik Fiori represented France at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest with Mama Corsica, achieving an honourable 4th place in Millstreet.

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