HARATAGO

Basa Ahaide

HARATAGO

Basa Ahaide

HARATAGO

Basa Ahaide

Discography

Haratago

Basa Ahaide (La Grande Folie / Inouïe Distribution 2023)

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Biography

Haratago (meaning “beyond” in Basque) reveals all of the strength of the Basa Ahaide, the name given to the vocal expression of mountain shepherds in the Basque Country that is traditionally sung solo and a capella.

Drawing inspiration from his encounters with Turkish and Azerbaijani musicians, Julen Achiary now revisits this ancestral repertoire in a quartet with an unprecedented line-up : Nicolas Nageotte on the clarinet and duduk, Bastien Fontanille on the hurdy-gurdy and banjo, and
Jordi Cassagne on the violone (aka the bass viola da gamba).

These orally-transmitted ancestral songs convey the shepherd’s emotions with regard to nature and his life in the high mountain summer pastures. From his early childhood, Julen Achiary has listened, heard… then sang these songs, firstly for his own enjoyment before he began looking for an appropriate way in which he could share these songs with an audience.

Upcoming concerts

    Sat

    01
    Jun

    2024

    20:00

    HARATAGO

    Théâtre de la Ville - PARIS (75)

    Sun

    23
    Jun

    2024

    20:00

    HARATAGO

    Ethno Port - Poznań (POLOGNE)

    Wed

    10
    Jul

    2024

    19:30

    HARATAGO

    Les Suds - ARLES (13)

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In the press

« Haratago weaves a spectacular arc of danceable rhythms, dynamic shifts and arrangements that demonstrate great attention to detail and high-level vocal artistry. A multifaceted and impressive discovery. »

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

« Julen Achiary's powerful, racy voice soars relentlessly through the air, gripping us and turning our guts inside out. »

Mediabask

« this quartet gives new lustre to this ancestral repertoire, adding breath (clarinet and duduk) and vibrations (hurdy-gurdy, banjo, violone) to bring this living, breathing powerful tradition back to the fore. »

Babel Music xp

Lineup

  • Julen Achiary : Voice, percussion
  • Nicolas Nageotte : Clarinet, duduk
  • Bastien Fontanille : hurdy-gurdy, banjo
  • Jordi Cassagne : Violone

Stage references

Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie de Genève (ch) – Mens Alors (fr) – Klangkosmos tour (de) – Uzeste Musical (fr) – Civivox Condestable, Pampelune (es) – Mugham Center, Bakou (az) – Errobiko Festibala (fr) – Alte Oper Frankfurt (de) – Scène Nationale Bayonne (fr) – Rencontres Polyphoniques de Calvi (Corse) – Womex2023 (A Coruña, ES) – Babel Music xp 2024 (Marseille) – Théâtre de la Ville (Paris)

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