Last Sunday, the 10th of August, Maria del Mar Bonet recieved in Siligo (Sardinia) the “Maria Carta Prize” granted by the foundation that takes the name of this Sardinian singer. In the same morning, there was a square inaugurated dedicated to Maria Carta in Siligo.
Maria Carta was born in Siligo (Sassari) on 1934 and left us on 1994 in Rome. It was an Italian songwritter that worked specially the popular Sardinian music, bringging all this kind of music out of Italy. With 24 published albums it is an authentic referent of the music of Sardinia Island.
The foundation that takes her name gives the prize to singers with a great international relief who have interpreted popular music of the Island and in this occasion has been fixed in Maria del Mar Bonet that plays the song “Des de Mallorca a l’Alguer” (El cor del temps, Picap 1997) popular song from Alguer adapted by Albert Garcia.
Maria del Mar Bonet has returned from Siligo and she’s already preparing the next concerts scheduled for this summer, as the next August 24th jointly with Manel Camp in The Granadella, or September 9th presenting "Terra Secreta” (Picap, 2007) in Picassent (Valencian Country), September 10th in Palma (Teatre Xesc Fortesa), 12th of September with Manel Camp in Son Servera (Mallorca) and many more that you can check in Picap’s Myspace.