The txalaparta is a very special instrument.
Its peculiarities provide many opportunities when interpreting music, experiencing or being played in peculiar environments, far from the conventional scenarios.
We enjoy playing it in natural environments, like in the forests (giving back to the Nature what nature gives to us), or in caves (greeting our ancestors), or in churches or hermitages (so that everyone may adore their goddesses or gods), or in the streets or in meetings and celebrations.
Performing music in these places and doing it in a small format, provides that moment with a halo of intimacy and a special connection that makes it a charming event for those of us who take part in it.
Hence, “kuttun”, a difficult word to be translated, which refers to something or someone dear, favorite, amulet … special and close.