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Eskolatik Plazara: Celebration of oral poetry in Getxo

Eskolatik Plazara Celebration of Oral Poetry in Getxo

Jeickson Sulbaran

May 14, 2024 | 11:30 a.m.

With the awakening of the month of May, Getxo becomes the epicenter of Basque culture with the 'Eskolatik Plazara' event

On a morning full of cultural expectations, today, May 14, from 10:00 a.m., The 'Eskolatik Plazara' event has taken place at the Andrés Isasi music school. This initiative is part of a broader effort to revitalize and publicize the rich linguistic and cultural heritage of the Basque Country. The program features the presence of two prominent figures from the world of bertsolarismo: Miren Amuriza and Peru Irastortza, who through their verses not only entertain, but also educate and encourage critical thinking among attendees.

The relevance of bertsolaritza in Basque culture cannot be underestimated

This art, which combines poetry with improvisation, allows bertsolaris (poets) to create verses on the spot, following a traditional melody while addressing topics proposed by the public. The event not only serves as a platform for artistic expression, but also as a space for social and political reflection, fundamental elements in Basque improvised poetry.

Eskolatik Plazara Celebration of Oral Poetry in Getxo

The participation of Amuriza and Irastortza is especially significant. Both are recognized not only for their ability to weave words on the fly, but also for its ability to connect with audiences of all ages. Amuriza, known for her sharp wit and deep connection with contemporary issues, and Irastortza, with her reflective and critical style, make this event an unmissable event for lovers of Basque culture.

This event stands out for its inclusion of different generations in the art of bertsolaritza

Organized by the Provincial Council of Bizkaia and the Getxo City Council, 'Eskolatik Plazara' has positioned itself as an event of great importance for the promotion of Basque and Basque culture. In addition to the bertsolaris performances, the event has workshops and activities that seek to involve children and adults, thus transmitting the techniques and love for this art.

As the day progresses, the Andrés Isasi music school comes alive with the words of Amuriza and Irastortza, whose verses not only challenge the mind, but also feed the soul. The reception of the public, made up of local residents and visitors from other provinces, reflects the appreciation and growing interest in preserving and celebrating the linguistic heritage of the Basque Country.

In conclusion, 'Eskolatik Plazara' is much more than an event; is a testament to Bizkaia's vibrant cultural spirit and a reminder of the power of the spoken word. Through these initiatives, Getxo not only reaffirms itself as a cultural reference in the north of Spain, but also strengthens community ties and fosters a greater appreciation for the Basque language and culture.

For those who value the richness of traditions and artistic expression, 'Eskolatik Plazara' offers a unique and enriching experience that highlights the importance of keeping languages ​​alive and minority cultures in a globalized world.

This event is a clear example of how culture can serve as a bridge between generations and as a vehicle for education and mutual understanding. Thus, 'Eskolatik Plazara' not only celebrates the Basque language, but rather invites everyone to participate in the construction of a more inclusive society that is aware of its cultural diversity.

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