Lo Còr de la Plana (pronounce "Loh cor deh la
plahna") is a gritty romp, matching five male a cappella voices with the
stomping, clapping beat of a variety of hand drums, that accompany this
French ensemble. Sung in the little-known ancient language of
"Occitan," the group transcends translation with wit, tenacity, and
above all, intricate harmonies 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.