Atlantikaldia suspends today’s concerts due to strong wind

The organization of the Atlantikaldia festival has decided cancel concerts scheduled for today, Friday 25, due to strong gusts of wind. Thus, and prioritizing the safety of the public, the two musical shows that were to be held today at sunset are suspended: Guillem Roma + Afrika Bibang and Arat Kilo + Mad Muasel.

LThe forecasts for tomorrow point to an improvement in the weatherTherefore, the three concerts scheduled for the 26th will be held at the announced schedule; at 12:00 Pedro Pastor + Izaro, at 7:00 p.m. Gabacho Maroc + Ainara Ortega and the finishing touch at 9:30 p.m. Che Sudaka + Huntza.

Iker Tolosa, director of the festival, said that the decision was made to protect the safety of the attendees, “the weather forecast for today is very bad, although the tent is capable of withstanding winds of up to 100 km / h, but yesterday and today by the morning we noticed that the perception of those inside the tent is different, and we do not want to expose attendees in any wayWith great regret we have canceled today’s shows but Saturday’s program is still on.

Tomorrow’s day, standing

The concerts scheduled for tomorrow Saturday are held as normal and the three performances will continue at the announced schedule.

So, tomorrow at noon, Izaro, one of the figures with the greatest echo in the music of Euskal Herria, has been invited to add her voice to that of Pedro Pastor, a singer-songwriter from Madrid who does not disgust rap, funk and Latin rhythms. Son of Luis Pastor and nephew of Pedro Guerra, his lyrics mix social and political criticism with songs about love or personal relationships seen from the prism of a 21st century young man. To his credit, he has five albums – the last of them ‘Vulnerables’ (2019) -, in which cumbia, funk, rap, champeleta or African music come together, without ever losing the essence of the author.

Already in the afternoon, Gabaho Maroc will take the reins of the festival. It is a formation based in France that was born a few years ago from the union of students from Musikene, the Higher Music Center of the Basque Country, and Moroccan musicians. In their melting pot of sound they mix Moroccan music, Gnawua influences, African rhythms and jazz. “It is the result of a musical encounter between musicians from different musical cultures and a dialogue between Western, African and Oriental instruments that on few occasions has found such a degree of communion and beauty,” say the organizers of an event to which the singer Ainara Ortega, one of the main voices of Basque jazz and song. This performance replaces the one that the Moroccan singer Oum was going to offer, who last week canceled her performance in Errenteria with Alos Quartet as a result of the coronavirus.

The third and last function of the day will have as protagonists the members of the Colombian-Argentine group Che Sudaka, founded in Barcelona almost 20 years ago. Their sound, they recall, “is authentic and recognizable, a mixture of Latin American folklore, Jamaican rhythms, punk attitude and the electronic toys of a sound system.” Their music draws on popular South American cultures and legendary rock bands such as The Clash, Mano Negra or Los Fabulosos Cadillacs. In Errenteria they will perform accompanied by Josune Arakistain, Uxue Amonarriz and Aitor Huizi, members of the Bilbao rock group Huntza.

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