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Basque Music and Dancing
Transcript of Basque Music and Dancing
Key words: Participation, integration, social interaction and conviviality. Basque Dancing
Basque Music Singing tradition Some traditional instruments The alboka is a double hornpipe or clarinet native to the Basque Country Txalaparta- sounds like the trot of the horse Txistu, a kind of flute Trikitixa, a two-row Basque diatonic button accordion The Basque people are especially given to singing. There are ballads dating from the 15th century that have been passed from parents to children by word of mouth. Basque musical revival After the hardest post-war years had gone by, the younger generation set about putting together duos and small musical groups in Gipuzkoa and Biscay, who gradually began singing original tunes in Basque. Some modern musicians Fermin Muguruza
one of the most influential modern Basque musicians. Negu Gorriak
Su Ta Gar Music plays a central role in Basque culture. Music ranges from folk, which is symbolized by folk instruments such as the alboka and txalaparta, to more modern forms of expression, especially punk and metal. From one part of the Basque country to another the music, steps and costumes change, but the collective reveals the Basques’ deep love of dance. There are approximately 400 distinct Basque folk dances, each with its own story and significance. The vast majority are danced only by men, some only by women and others by both sexes. Basque dancing is constantly evolving.
It includes spontaneous festive dancing to folklore, including renewed ancient rituals (carnivals, processions and parades) as well as contemporary creations. Highly technical and popular, spontaneous and cultural, Basque dancing reflects the complex nature of Basque society which cannot simply be reduced to archetypes. THE END (harsh winters) (Fire and embers)