Santiago, Chile. For the eighth year in a row, the local “Hilario Olazaran Txileko Dantza eta Txistu Taldea,” joined in the celebration organized by Antumapu, the professional folkloric ballet in Chile, on August 22nd to contribute typical music and dances from Euskal Herria on the International Folklore Day celebration. Due to protocols in place due to the pandemic, activities took place virtually with the Basque group participating via video.
Musician and txistulari, Angel Espinoza Caceres, one of the group’s founders and reference, explained to EuskalKultura.eus that“The video evokes the beginning of the group when it was comprised of children from the Fifth Region of the country. It includes photos, performance posters and videos, and shows the evolution of the group in its various manifestations.”
In the A/V material, there was no shortage to references of huge celebrations carried out by “Hilario Olazaran Txileko Dantza eta Txistu Taldea” like celebrations of Aberri Eguna and “Senidetasun Eguna,” along with other groups representing the peoples of the Mapuche, Scotland, Catalonia, Ireland, Czech Republic, Palestine and Chile.
['Hilario Olazaran Txileko Dantza eta Txistu Taldea’s video for the International Day of Folklore celebration]
As other countries in South America, Chile is advancing in virtually coexisting with some face-to face proposals, to the delight of both the artists and the public.
The dance and txistu group also performed on September 4th at the Medieval Fair organized by the city of El Tabo, in the Quinta Region of Chile and Espinoza Caceres, as soloist, participated with her alboka at the Medieval Fair in Pandemus on September 8-9, 2021 in Santiago