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EUSKAL MUSIKA: Basque Music & Song

The world of Basque music continues to grow, and now more than ever its becoming easier to access via the internet.  This webpage provides an overview of the various facets with links.

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Online streaming of 400 Basque songs:  www.BaDok.info
http://ekaitzaldi.blogspot.com/

Background: 
Basque music on buber.net  

Archive:  www.eresbil.com         

Purchase online:  
www.ibaimusic.com   www.agorila.com   www.elkarargitaletxea.com/euskalamerika/

Folk culture is without a doubt one of the best ways to reflect upon the differences and similarities among groups of people, and music is certainly one of the most significant elements within a folk culture.

Many people think of folk music as inflexible with time, fossilized, a type of music not open to new forms and ideas; they see folk music as being played and sung, but not created.  This includes some folklorists who simply interpret music, championing the authenticity and purity of what they consider the "true version."  Otherw meanwhile approach it as something that was created piecework (tune-by-tune) at a specific time in history, and is indeed altered over time.  For this latter approach culture is something directly transmitted from generation to generation by way of a specific group or even passed down through the family. Each generation, to a greater or lesser degree, contributes to its makeup, and each individual uses it as he or she sees fit.  Folksongs are the result of years and years of individual and group effort, each one with its own special aesthetics and uniqueness. 

OSPATU + HEZITU = BETIKOTU:
Celebrate + Educate = Perpetuate