The group AMAK which means “mothers”, emerged in 2018 when these four mothers, individually, accepted the challenge of participating in the “Festival de trikiti” of Oñati and joined together to prepare four pieces. The proposal of four women, four mothers, four trikitilaris, four tambourines and four voices has fully succeeded with the musical appointment so that the return to the stage has been done in a simple and attractive way.
AMAK has recorded its first album in Hernani during March and April 2021. Their debut album has the triki as a permanent center of gravity and unites the love for Basque folk melodies and polyphonic voices.
This new musical journey is far from that worldly noise of triki-pop. On the album, they play passacaglia, arin-arin, waltzes, ballads, trikitixas and zortzikos. To all this, and in a charming way, are joined the contributions of several experienced folk musicians.
AMAK wants to claim reflections on the role of women and the feature of the idea of motherhood. In their repertoire, they have pieces dedicated to the mother, to the woman of the farmhouse or songs in memory of the people shot in the war of 36. They also denounce sexist attitudes (The skirt has no gender) and promote the use of the Basque language.
Alaitz Telletxea Tolosa, Maixa Lizarribar Saizar, Amaia Oreja Unanue and Kristina Solano Maiza are the four MOTHERS = AMAK.
BERRIKETAN is a project that fuses txalaparta and flamenco. Berriketan means chatting in Basque. This project is born in the roots of the Basque people. It fuses flamenco dance and its music with the txalaparta, an ancestral instrument of great tradition in the Basque Country. The ttakun for joy, the heels of the dance to the singing of the txalaparta or the guitars and quejíos that whisper between lines, make up the coming and going of the conversations and the feeling of this show.
Members: Aitor Korta and Mikel Aveiro (txalaparta), Miguel Linares (guitar), Eider Elorza, Ángel López de Toro (vocals) and Adrian Larrañaga (percussion) and Askoa Etxebarrieta Lasheras, “La Pulga” (dance).