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The documentary “Betiko Haizea,” about the Albokari from Araba, Osses, begins production in Argentina

05/11/2018

Documentary “Betiko Haizea”
Documentary “Betiko Haizea”

Betiko Haizea (Eternal Wind) is an experimental audiovisual project that will delve into the life of Jose Antonio Martinez Osses.  The documentary will unite material contributed by references of the Alboka including Kepa Junkera and Ibon Koteron.  Betiko  Haizea is an independent project without any kind of funding, whose only objective is to pay tribute to this musician from Araba and this traditional Basque wind instrument.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The initiative is that of Mauro Telletxea, a Basque-Argentine albokari trained in the Lur-soinuak School in Bilbao thanks to the support of Basque references such as Osses.  Betiko Haizea’s main focus is a day in the life of the master of albokaris, and is comprised of testimonies from various musicians in the Basque Country and the Diaspora.  The documentary will take into account, according to Telletxea, “aspects of everyday life and naturally of an ordinary day in the life of Osses with a closer perspective to pay tribute to him and the world of the alboka, its history and its political aspect.”

Telletxea continues, “the idea of working with recording created by the actors themselves anchored to the phrase I heard from my teachers, Ibon Koteron and Osses, that stuck with me: “Everyone did a little something so that the alboka was saved.” That is why the documentary is the result of working together with musicians who tell stories, and moments that are more interesting than the linear and descriptive account of an informative documentary with less soul.” Osses’ work over the years has allowed an exponential growth of the quantity of albokaris.  He has dedicated his lift to being a luthier of the instrument that we love, and for that he deserves to be honored,” Telletxea concluded.

 



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