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OSKORRI: Dantza Kluba

After making the audience sing with them, Oskorri now wants them to dance along.  The famed Basque folk music group Oskorri--established three decades ago--has recently put together a new musical project to promote folk dance.  

Related links:  NABO's "Herria dantzan" project     www.oskorri.com

The dances are based on the work of Juan Ignacio Iztueta (1767-1845), who was aware that much of the folk tradition was being lost in the aftermath of the French Revolution in 1789.  He set about collecting the dances, and Oskorri has taken these and presents them with the group Baztango Dantzariak, in a simple format, "so they can be danced by the general public." 

The tunes they have selected from Iztueta's collection of Gipuzkoa traditional dance closely match the style of dances from the Iparralde and the Baztan region of Nafarroa.  In collaboration with a group of dancers from Baztan, these dances have been brought back to life. The group's aim is very straight-forward:  they want more people out there dancing traditional Basque dance, so this is in no way a complext folk recovery: it is simply getting more people out there to dance together.  Thus this project follows closely their earlier project of the "Pub Ibiltaria" which includes over a dozen albums with the aim of getting more people together to sing.

A related project is Oskorri's "Pub Ibiltaria" series of albums that seeks to facilitate the singing of Basque songs.  The sets have two discs, one with the complete songs and music, and the second just with the music to sing-a-long to, as well as a booklet with lyrics.  These are all available for purchase.  One place to get them is at www.elkar.com  or at various online sources like ITunes.

To facilitate the learning of these dances Oskorri has made available several videos posted on Youtube under the name of Oskorri Dantzak, and also created the Dantza Oskorri Kluba. To join the "kluba" and receive periodic email updates with dance information email natxooskorri@euskalnet  Posted here is what we have sent by Oskorri to date.

1. Kuarrentako erregela


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

 
Quarrentako erregela mp3
 


Video
www.youtube.com
Backup (flv version)

If clicking on the above link does not work, then you might need to download it to your hard-drive by right clicking your mouse button and "save as"

OSK Donostia (77) by Oskorri_Taldea.

2. San Sebastian


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

 
San Sebastian mp3
 


Video
www.youtube.com
Backup (flv version)

If clicking on the above link does not work, then you might need to download it to your hard-drive by right clicking your mouse button and "save as"
 




3. Galantak


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

 
Galantak mp3
 


Video
www.youtube.com
Backup (flv version)

If clicking on the above link does not work, then you might need to download it to your hard-drive by right clicking your mouse button and "save as"

4. Ehun dukatekoa + Betronio txikia


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

 
Ehun dukatekoa + Betronio txikia mp3
 


Video
www.youtube.com
Backup (flv version)

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5. Betronio Haundia


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

 
Betronio Haundia mp3
 


Video
www.youtube.com
Backup (flv version)

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6. Azalandare


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

Azalandare mp3
 


Video
www.youtube.com
Backup (flv version)

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7. Erregela zaharra


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

Erregela zaharra mp3
 


Video
www.youtube.com
Backup (flv version)

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8. Amorea Margaritatxo


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

Amorea Margaritatxo mp3
 


Video

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9. Erribera


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

Erribera mp3
 


Video
tba

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10. Hondarrabia txikia


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

 Hondarrabia txikia mp3
 


Video
tba

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11. Napartxo


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

  Napartxo mp3
 


Video
tba

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12. Puntz motz


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

Punta motz mp3
 


Video
tba

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13. Upelategi


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

 Upelategi mp3
 


Video
tba

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14. Mizpirotz


List of dance steps
(pdf)


Audio

Mizpirotz mp3
 


Video
tba

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You Tube: Urrats Ezezagunenak

www.oskorri.com
 

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