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Korrika 14 Kartela

As every two years the Korrika celebrations were held in London to coincide with the same event in the Basque country. The festival began late afternoon with the traditional running in the park next to Oxford House. A concert followed with Basque music band Fjord and Radio Revolution (from London.)

A series of a few technical and logistic failures not of the Basque Society's making disfigured the event this time, and we incurred in certain losses that we all have to aim at recovering in the near future. As usual, the hard work of volunteers is to be highly praised. Thank you.

Bi urtero gertatzen den bezala, aurten ere Korrika ospatu zen Londresen Euskal Herriko ekimenekin bat etorriz. Jailadia Korrika berarekin hasi zen Oxford House aldamenean dagoen parkean hainbat jende parte hartu zuelarik. Ondoren kontzertua izan zen Fjord talde euskalduna eta Londreseko Radio Revolution-ekoek luze aritu zirelarik.

Euskal Elkarteko eskutik kanpo zeuden zenbait arazo tekniko eta logistiko suertatu zen aurtengoan, eta ondorioz baita dirua galdu ere. Galdutakoak laister berreskuratze aldera, espero dugu zer edo zer asmatuko dugula denon artean. Beti bezala, hala ere, goraipatzekoa da hemen hainbat kideek emandako borondatezko lana eta laguntza. Mila esker.

Fjord Taldea

Fjord is the result of the work of four friends who live in three different parts of the Basque Country: J. Sangre (Ekon, Brutal Melody, etc.), Keu and Mikel (Etsaiak, Uek, Psychophony, etc.) and Iban (Su Ta Gar, Baldin Bada, etc.). These four musicians have worked together on stage many times in the past and gradually formed a strong friendship. It has been a while now since they first got together and made plans to work in collaboration and in 2002 they started sending rough cuts and ideas. Each member developed his own ideas and then in June 2003 they got together in a farmhouse. In January 2004 they recorded a rough cut with Jimmy from Soziedad Alkoholika, as a pre-production, and then, in February and March, they recorded the album in the Katarain studios with Jonan Ordorika and Angel Katarain. Jimmy from SA did a great job with the production, which in conjunction with the group's ideas, has resulted in a very special album.