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The Malinteisa: Valle Stura’s Occitan music group

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The La Malinteisa is a Cultural Association with the headquarters in Demonte, center of Valle Stura in Cuneo’s province. It has the aim to perform typical Occitan dances of south-west Piedmont and French people and wide valleys: courente, balet, gigo, bourrèe, scottish, brandle de chevaux, congo. The group enlivens parties and events with the aim to put in contact an increasing number of people and most of all young people to this ancient culture in the friendship and fun’s spirit. La Malinteisa…
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The Piemontese Courenta

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The Courenta (corenta in the normalized Occitan spelling, corrente in Italian) is a common dance in the occitan and french alpine wide valleys. Appeared in the XVI century the courenta develops in the XVII passing from Bransle Courant to two different dances: an italian version, the corrente (rather lively) and a french version, the courante (slowly dance). It was appreciated by King Luigi XIV, who declares it the dance of the ball opening dance, the french courenta disappears in XVIII…
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