Kepa Junkera & Chango Spasiuk

Kepa Junkera & Chango Spasiuk
  • country:Argentina
  • region:Basque Region
  • style(s):Basque, World
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band, Duo
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental
  • artist submitted by:Escenapart



The bellows are the ocean that unite these four hands. Bellows that sail inside a small bottle which was tossed to sea by someone centuries ago. Now the unique and special moment has arrived in which two cultures unite on a round-trip voyage between to lands.

Trikitixa and Chamamé, two bizarre yet powerful words that describe two worlds where music is passed down through oral tradition, music which is played in the patios and homes of parents, grandparents and neighbours. Rural music which is sometimes cheerful, and other times melancholy: a sound which nonetheless always connects us with hope.

Kepa Junkera from the Basque Country, and Chango Spasiuk from Argentina, represent the damp soil of the earth, treaded ground, and the humble lands that open
themselves up to the rest of the world. They invite us to find ourselves in this cross between cultures. An encounter between friends, two masters of the accordion, with their travelling bellows that sail on a ship carrying polkas, fandangos, martxas… all inviting us
to dance with them on the deck.