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Nazioarteko Inprobisatzaileen Bira - International improvisators tour (2018)

The tour has been developed by Mintzola Ahozko Lantegia and Lanku Kultur Zerbitzuak. It will take place from the 9th to the 14th of October 2018 with the aim of promoting projects joining bertsolaritza to other improvised verse singing arts and make them known in the Basque Country and beyond. Improvisators from Argentina, Cuba and the Basque Country will take part.

The tour will visit one place each day: Pamplona, Erandio, Hernani, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Baiona and Donostia-San Sebastian. Cuban and Argentinian improvisators Tomasita Quiala and Araceli Argüello will perform on stage along with the bertsolaris Amets Arzallus, Jone Uria, Julio Soto, Maialen Lujanbio and Xabi Igoa. Iker Iriarte and Maite Berriozabal will host the performances.

The project has been carried out by Mintzola Ahozko Lantegia and Lanku Kultur Zerbitzuak, and other local institutions' support has been essential as well. The local councils of Pamplona, ErandioHernani and Vitoria-Gasteiz have also participated, as well as other entities: Euskal Kultur Erakundea, the Haizebegi Festival, Donostia Festak and Donostia Kultura. Besides, the project has the support of Donostia 2016, with the aim of promoting projects like the improvised verse singing meeting organised when Donostia-San Sebastian was renowned as European Capital of Culture in 2016.

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Mintzola works in order to promote bertsolaritza within the Basque Country and beyond, as well as getting knowledge about other international improvised verse singing expressions. On the other hand, Lanku wants to organize shows coming from innovative proposals. As a result, the union of these synergies have brought this very interesting project. Nevertheless, it's not the first time. We had other similar intercultural experiences before.

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