lunes, 10 de mayo de 2010
KEPA JUNKERA LIVE in Boise ID.
Basque accordionist Kepa Junkera to perform in Boise on May 15th
Kepa Junkera is probably the best internationally known Basque musician in the world of Basque trikitixa diatonic accordion.
Grammy Award winning Basque accordionist Kepa Junkera will perform a free concert at the Basque Center this Saturday, May 15th, 2010, following the Mother's Day dinner.
Kepa Junkera is probably the best internationally known Basque musician in the world of Basque trikitixa diatonic accordion. Part of Junkeras fame is his tendency to take traditional Basque music and give it a twist, creating something altogether new.
Beginning the instrument at a very young age, he was encouraged by his grandfather and his mother and Junkera quickly developed his own style. By 1983 he began playing with Oskorri, the leading Basque folk band of the day, performing and recording with them.
Kepa Junkera, from Busturia, Bizkaia, won his Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. He has two gold releases and won multiple international awards, bringing recognition to the Basque Country and appreciation to Basque music. He has recorded film soundtracks and 17 CDs and is finishing his latest CD featuring Boise musicians and singers.
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