Music and singing

Some great composers saw the light of day in the Basque Country: Gorriti, Guridi, Sarasate, Ravel...

In the world of Basque music, singing takes prime place and, throughout the history of the Basque Country, the oral tradition has left us a treasure-store of verses, passed down from generation to generation.

The "new Basque singing" arose in the 1960s, influenced by the international folk movement and with certain young singers opting to sing both old and contemporary songs in Basque as well as their own compositions.

Rock music came onto the Basque cultural scene about 1975.

Today, there is no musical style that is not sung in Basque. Over the last thirty years, Basque singing has injected new life into the recovery of the language at a local level.

 

Euskal kantua

"Euskal Herrian, ikusi ahal izan dut, bizi ahal izan dut, kantuak eta musikak ez dute deus ikustekorik ikusgarrien munduarekin. Bakarrik herri baten biziaren adierazpen naturala dira."  
Miguel Angel Estrellas, piano-jolea

  • Irakurri Euskal Herritik kanpoko idazle batzuen beste aipamen zenbait, euskaldunetaz eta mendez-mende erakutsi duten musika dohainetaz.
  • "Irudiak kantari" fitxa telekargatu. Euskaraz ala Frantsesez. 1945etik geroztikako euskal kantua hobeki ulertzeko gida. Euskal kultur erakundeak disko azalez osatu erakusketaren gida zen.  
  • Kantuketan erakusketan entzungai diren kantu batzuen hautaketa(erreferentziekin) Euskara-frantsesa ala Euskara-Gaztelera
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