In conjunction with the traveling exhibition “Soka, euskal dantzaren uratsetan” (Soka, in the steps of a Basque dance), created by the Basque Cultural Institute, and using content from the Dantzan website, the Azkue Foundation recently presented a new app designed to encourage more interest in Basque dance.

 

You can download the Soka app free for both Android (from Google Play) and iOS (from the Apple Store). For more details on the app see the report by Euskal Kultura on the presentation here.

If you haven’t already done so, check out Sabin Bikandi’s Alejandro Aldekoa: Master of Pipe and Tabor Music in the Basque Country. Described by one reviewer as, “a tour de force that seems destined to become a—if not the—definitive work on the subject and is essential reading for anyone interested in three-hole pipe music, or Iberian folk music and dance at large,” this is a must-read for anyone interested in Basque music and dance.

Be sure to also check out Oier Araolaza’s Basque Dance, published by the Etxepare Basque Institute and available free to download here.