Commissioning New Instruments for Musika Etxea
Focused on preserving the culture of traditional arts in the Basque region, the Musika Etxea Academia Municipal de Folklore is an important organization in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The Slow Fund supported the commissioning of new instruments for the Academia Municipal de Folklore, and the teaching of students on performing traditional Txalaparta, Alboka and Txirula music.
The academy is dedicated to teaching traditional Basque music and dance just north of Rioja. Through concerts and Agurra dancing, the school has kept this slice of Basque heritage (from instruments to attire) alive throughout the city with its performances.
B&R’s travellers in the Rioja region are often treated to a private performance of traditional Basque music and dance.
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