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Juan Mari Beltran

Juan Mari Beltran drums, flutes, fiddle, oboe, tambourine – Ander Barrenetxea drums, dance – Andoitz Antzizar voice, drums, diatonic accordion

Juan Mari Beltran

Ander Barrenetxea drums, dance

Juan Mari Beltran

Juan Mari Beltran

Juan Mari Beltran drums, flutes, fiddle, oboe, tambourine – Ander Barrenetxea drums, dance – Andoitz Antzizar voice, drums, diatonic accordion


Juan Mari Beltran is one of the great names of Basque folk music. He will introduce his audience to the txalapata, a Basque instrument made of wooden boards that is played with sticks. In the distant past, the instrument served as a kind of tom-tom by means of which messages were transmitted across valleys and mountains, but over the years its "codes" have been lost. Together with Ander Barrenetxea and Andoitz Antzizar, Juan Mari Beltran will also reveal a number of other well-kept secrets of Basque music.