The folk music band Korrontzi (Basque Country, 2004) was formed by the interpreter
of trikitixa (Basque diatonic accordion) Agus Barandiaran. His objective, when forming
the band, was to give to the Basque popular music, and also to the ancestral and
traditional sounds of his land, a more modern and contemporary look, but always from
the perspective of a music based on the trikitixa and other traditional instruments such
as the txalaparta or the alboka, without ever forgetting the absolute respect to all the
tradition that had received from his first teacher, the old trikitixa player Rufino Arrola
(1909 - 1996).
To achieve this new sonority, he surrounded himself with more modern musical styles
and had the help and union of instruments such as mandolin, electric bass, double bass
During these years, Korrontzi has taken his culture, language, dance and music all over
the world, playing in great festivals and visiting many countries, such as: Belgium,
USA, Romania, Cape Verde, Ireland, Brazil, Malaysia, Scotland, Holland, Greece, Italy,
Canada, Hungary, Portugal, England, Cyprus, Morocco, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia,
Austria, Czech Republic... and has been awarded prizes and mentions such as "World
Music Charts" in 2014, 2015 and 2016, "Top100 Roots Music Report (2015)", "Womex
Official Selection (2014)", as well as "Best European Band, Eurofolk (2009)" and "Best
Band of the Peninsula, Navelgas (2007)".
Summarizing, Korrontzi is a Basque music group that leaves no one indifferent, it ́s a
showcase from an entire culture, which with the strength and energy of its lives transmit
sounds and dances rooted in antiquity, as well as the new trends of folk. Korrontzi is a
traditional fiesta of Basque music and dance with an avant-garde vision. Colors and
landscapes of the Basque Country.
1) "Korrontzi" (CD. Nubenegra, 2006).
2) "Getxo" (CD + DVD. Baga-Biga, 2008).
3) "Infernuko hauspoa" (DVD + book. Baga-Biga, 2010).
4) "Tradition 2.1" (CD + DVD + book. Baga-Biga, 2013).
5) "Symphonic Bilbon" (CD + DVD + book. Baga-Biga, 2014).
6) "Korrontzi Dantzan" (CD + DVD + book. Baga-Biga, 2015).
7) "Korrontzi Benefic" (CD + Cards. Baga-Biga, 2016).
8) "Basque Selfie" (CD + book. Korrontzi Musika Ideiak, 2018).
In addition to numerous collaborations with his trikitixa in different recording
works of artists from around the world, and the participation and production of
the film "Basque Selfie" (2018) selected for the San Sebastian International Film
Festival in the 2018 edition, and which narrates the experiences and trajectory of
the leader of the group Agus Barandiaran.