Roppongi Hills

Oreka TX, “The Parade of Basque” Town Performances

5/26(Sun) 14:30 – 15:00
Roppongi Hills Arena
[Participation fee]
This street performance incorporates elements of the traditional parades of Spain’s Basque region. In accompaniment to Oreka TX’s lively music performed on the txalaparta, the traditional giant dolls used in festivals will join in to enliven the festivities. You’ll also be able to try your hand at playing the highly unusual txalaparta, often referred to as an instrument of illusion. At first glance, it appears to be nothing more than a plank of wood, but when a group of two people beats it in conversation with one another, it creates a rich quality of music. Please take this opportunity to try it for yourself.


Oreka TX

Oreka TX is a music group which plays traditional instrument of Basque country called Txalaparta. Txalaparta looks like planks of wood or stone, but it creates rich rhythms and melodies being played by 2 persons like a dialogue. Their documentary film “Nomadak TX” was highly acclaimed and awarded by many international film festivals. In 2016, they participated in the dancing project of New National Theatre in Japan, “Motoko Hirayama : Hybrid – Rhythm and Dance”.