Sevilla will host the Monkey Week Festival from November 22 to 24, and Basque music will be invited back another year. Through the Basque Music platform – whose aim is to bring Basque music to international audiences – Anari and Vulk will play two shows each over the weekend.
The Bilbao-based band Vulk will give their first concert on Friday 23rd at 5.30 p.m. at the JägerMusic Stage. The next day, at 7.15 p.m., they’ll be at the Santa Clara Stage. Vulk’s second album, Ground for Dogs, released in May 2018, marked a step forward in daring and imagination after their debut album Beat Kamerlanden, extending the finite limits of postpunk to progressive and atmospheric territories.
On Saturday 24th Anari will perform at the Santa Clara Stage at 6 p.m., and at Fun Club Sevilla / AIE Stage at 10 p.m. Anari Alberdi – who recently received the Adarra Saria award for her 20+ years in music – is the band’s leader. Anari comprises Mikel Txopeitia, Xabier Olazabal Drake, Ander Mujika and Mariano Hurtado. Monkey Week will give festival audiences a fantastic opportunity to hear the songs from their latest albums, including Zure Aurrekari Penalak and the more recent song, Epilogo Bat.
Anari and Vulk won’t be the only Basque bands at Sevilla. On its 10th anniversary, the festival will also host bands like Exnovios (Friday 23rd, 12.30 a.m., X Hall), Pet Fennec (Saturday 24th, 8.45 p.m., Fun Club / AIE Stage), Melenas (Saturday 24th, 9.45 p.m., Vinilo Rock Bar / Festival Marvin CDMX Stage), and Mazmorra (Saturday 24th, 1.30 a.m., Holiday by Obbio disco).
Basque Music Stand
In parallel with the concerts and conferences for industry professionals, Monkey Week will offer a space – Monkey Market – aimed at promoting communication between companies, encouraging lines of business and fostering synergies between stakeholders in independent music. A Basque Music stand will be set up at Monkey Market to offer information about the different areas of Basque music.