Saturday, 14 March 2009

the things you see from your balcony

The Basques are a musical lot. Whenever there is an opportunity to sing or dance you'll find a willing Euskaldunak ready to pick up an instrument or break into voice. Today as I settled down to some reading, melodies drifted up to the apartment. Walking out onto the terrace the harmonies grew louder. Leaning over to see what was going on, fifty voices from the Herrian Kantuz choir singing Bagare lifted the sky.

Basque singing is beautiful, the phonetic language truly lends itself to music. Bagare is a lovely song from the region and well worth a listen. Basque of the day:- song :: kanta