Bite Basque Beat: Skakeitan, Izaro and Bulego
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
30Aug 202203Sep 2022Tampere / Helsinki
The Bite Basque Beat Festival is back in Finland with concerts by Skakeitan, Izaro and Bulego. The festival runs from August 30th to September 3rd with two major developments this year. First, it will be hosted in two cities: Tampere and Helsinki, and second, in addition to the concerts, this year there will be dantzaris and musicians, offering music and dance classes, as well as street parades.
Gatibu, Zetak and Olatz Salvador headed up the festival’s first edition. This year, Izaro, Skakeitan and Bulego are heading to Finland. Bite Basque Beat will kick off on 30 August, with events following the same format in Tampere and Helsinki. Each city will host a two-day programme. The first day will feature classes and street parades, and on the second day, concerts. These live performances will take place on August 31st at G Live Lab in Tampere and at Heidi´s in Helsinki on September 2nd.
In addition to the events in Tampere on August 30 and 31, this year´s Bite Basque Beat Festival will be held in Helsinki on September 1st and 2nd. Finnish artist Antti Koivula will perform alongside the Basque bands in Helsinki. Antti is a well-known Finnish artist who sings in Suomi. Basque artists will have the opportunity to talk to him about the importance and difficulties of singing in a minority language, among other topics, in a round table discussion prior to the concerts on September 2nd.
Promoted by the Etxepare Basque Institute and Basking Food & Culture, Bite Basque Beat is promoted by the Regional Council of Bizkaia and Musika Bulegoa to further the international presence of Basque creators and artists.