Calling all Euskal Etxeak: The trikitialri from Bilbao will arrive in Argentina in November accompanied by two singers and Basque percussionists from the group, Sorginak, ready to travel to cities in the interior. To complete his itinerary, his producer invites Basque clubs that think they are capable of organizing a recital with Kepa Junkera, in their town, to get in touch with them through the Delegation of the Basque Government in Argentina and Mercosur.
Buenos Aires, Argentina. Not only a music reference but also one for Basque culture in general, Kepa Junkera will return to Argentina, this time along with two of the seven members of the group Sorginak who will accompany him on percussion and vocals (see video). As part of his visit to the southern country, the Basque musician hopes to share events with local musicians, and give talks and master classes that will emerge from his concerts.
The tour will take place in November and already has one date set: the 24th in the city of Cordoba. Nevertheless, it is still being planned and so Basque clubs are asked to evaluate if they would be up to organizing concerts in their towns. To do so, the clubs should comply with certain criteria, including, have contacts with promoters and local musicians and guarantee that the technical specifications available here can be met. Basque clubs who are up to the task should get in touch with the Delegation of Euskadi in Argentina-Mercosur, and by means of them, with the Junkera’s production team.
Kepa Junkera has been on stage in the Basque Country, and around the world, for more than 35 years playing the trikitixa. As a way of celebrating his career, his latest album A Little History of the Trikitixa, Junkera provides “a thorough, and rigorous work that is pleasant and unpretentious. As a huge fan of the trikitixa, Kepa Junkera writes a pleasant and enjoyable story where his precursors, men and women alike, forged ahead creating a very particular sound, that is unique and has become extraordinarily popular in Basque culture,” as described by the critics.