Saturday, October 1, 2022

Inaki Reta, Navarrese Jota’s Ambassador to the US

jota navra As a musical expression of the culture of the people, an element of folklore that has been passed down from generation to generation. and still Traveling to the United States with Accordionist, Jotero and Educator Inaki Reta, who has become his extraordinary ambassador. Because Rita has been teaching in the city for only one year Concorde (California), 50 kilometers from San Francisco, and has already made a mark in the world of music. The latter has been selected from among 60 participants of SilkRoad’s Global Musicians Workshop, which is being held these days. New England ConservatoryNot Boston.

Rita is happy. The opportunity he has been given is unique, and he knows it. shake hands with group Silkrod EnsembleAn association of musicians that brings together experts from around the world, each in their traditional music discipline, are involved in this week-long event Group workshops with tunes from around the worldFor example, with a celebration ranging from Armenian music to traditional Chinese instruments, with themed classes, jam sessions, panel discussions and performances.

And this time in addition Rita’s accordion. “This is a Congress for Research through World Music”Accordionist Iaki Reta explains, who says that, in his case, he has been chosen to talk with nine other students about his style, and in his case, Jota.

“The Navarrese Jota has similarities with the music of Eastern Europe and, in terms of voice, with Arabic”.

Inaki Reta – Musician, Jotter and Teacher

‘I feel the warmth of my motherland’

He himself tells that “Jota is a style that some participants know, but not the vast majority, Being a one hour class only, I will explain what it consists of: musical intro, vocal accompaniment and voice itself. i chose jack I feel the warmth of my homeland because it has a lot of versatility in terms of voice types, and I already translated it into English”. For the musical introduction, they chose someone who wants to have fun, because it is “A simple melody that will allow participants to engage their instruments and improvise on it”, He will also explain “the difference between the three most representative jacks on the national scene (Aragonese, Navarra and Rioja)”, although he wants this to be a dynamic class “for the purpose of interpretation”.

For Iaki Reta, promoter of the Irabia school of Jack and another in Vitoria-Gastiz and member of Vos Riberus, Navaran Jack has something special compared to the others: “The biggest difference is the last pilot whale. It is said that our jack is braver, more impressive”, he adds and says that these pilot whales “value that bravery to the audience”. He and She “Each Jota is different, and the new Navaran compositions, including the Calderón, stand out for their ornamentation (floriturus), which is more complex than the older Jota”.

In the days when she was in Congress, Rita admitted that “the style has been very popular among her colleagues. They value the versatility that Jota offers to musicians because it can be interpreted” You have to keep in mind that they are professionals of the traditional music of their regions and countries and they view positively “any music that is from roots”. “Our gender is known and valued as the identity of our land. Individuals in the Uscal Etxac that I’ve visited already know this very well, but not the rest of the country, and “a convention of these characteristics opens doors for all and makes a difference to this part of our culture.” A perfect place to offer”.

Curiously, similar to other genres, and according to her experience with other musicians, Rita Navaran finds in Jota “Similarities with Eastern Europe, There are some nuances in music that are similar to our musical input in the cadence and sometimes even in the melody. and singing, “I’m taking part in one of these The gang led by Abir Nehme (Lebanon), one of the conference professors, and it also has similarities. The way he uses vibrato is interesting, Its embellishments have an essence that reminds us of the jotaThe Lebanese teacher, like the rest of the teachers, is highly recognized around the world, in fact she is the one who gives voice through Universal Music. In Disney movies to Arabic songs for the Middle East.

Rita attended a concert with her classmates at the Jordan Hall Theater in Boston this Friday. Jota was playing with the tunes of half the world. “Living with professionals from different countries and cultures opens your mind, forces you to think in a way that is not so stable on the musical level”,

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