The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center was proud to present the ground breaking performance of Nomadak TX Live by one of the Basque Country's most prolific artists and Txalaparta masters: Oreka TX.
Here is a clip from the show at the Basque Cultural Center on September 23rd, 2010:
Click here to read about this tour in Euskal Kazeta.Click here to see the event program.Click here to see the Press Release.
Here is a clip from Nomadak TX Live in Gasteiz (Basque Country) in 2009:
Following the success of their award-winning documentary, N÷madak Tx, the Basque txalaparta team Oreka Tx now bring their culture-crossing rhythmic journey to the concert stage.
In 2004, Harkaitz Martinez de San Vicente and Igor Otxoa began traveling to far-flung nomadic societies, using their txalaparta as a point of encounter and collaborating with musicians from Mongolia to Sahara, from Lapland to India. The film documenting this journey was released in 2007 to international acclaim.
N÷madak Tx Live takes the encounter to the next level. With the film projected behind them, Oreka Tx ensemble perform a live sound track that blends with that of the film. The screen itself becomes a huge window onto the world and the audience is offered an intimate glimpse into lives, music and landscapes across the globe.
The result is an exhilarating multi-media and multi-cultural experience. And at the center of it all is the txalaparta, mythic symbol of Basque culture, driving the rhythm and tying it all together.
Oreka TX (Harkaitz Martinez de San Vicente & Mikel Ugarte): wood txalaparta, stone txalaparta, barrel drum and tubes.
I˝igo Egia: percussion (Indian tabla, cajˇn, bendhir, bodrham, and wok)
Mixel Ducau: alboka (hornpipe), saxophone, soprano, clarinet.
Ander Sierra: sound engineer.