Basque music and identity at the University of Liverpool

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2016-11-07

Each year, the Department of Culture and Modern Languages of the University of Liverpool organizes the Iberian and Latin American Week, which aims to introduce the languages and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America through different events.

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Each year, the Department of Culture and Modern Languages of the University of Liverpool organizes the Iberian and Latin American Week, which aims to introduce the languages and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America through different events.

Once again, Basque language and culture echoed during the conference: on 31 October, Marina Balenciaga offered the presentation Euskal Herria – Basque Country. Modern Basque-language music; on November 3, on the other hand, Dr. Zoe Bray spoke by videoconference about Changing boundaries in the Basque Country: an interdisciplinary perspective.

Balenciaga spoke about the music produced nowadays in the Basque Country. She explained the evolution of Basque music, beginning in the 1960s, reviewing the most significant themes to date. Dr. Bray, however, focused on the identity of the inhabitants of the Basque Country, using his own portraits.

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