• The activity has been  created and done in the Music class

    DIDACTIC UNIT P 8,9,10. Basque Greek musical instruments and dances.docx

    The prepartion of the murals of Basque instruments




    Murals of  Basque musical instruments on the walll in the Music class


    Musical instruments. PowePoints of the musical instruments

    " Zazpi jauzi"  dance

    Elexalde students and Katerini teachers  have danced a Greek dance together in our C3 short-term joint staff training event 

    On December 3rd 2019  Elexalde school celebrated the International Day of the Basque Language and all the students of he school danced jauzi zazpi for Greek students. 


    This is the song students have created for Katerini students. They have created the lyrics and have used Greek music.


    Some students of 3 DBH have performed  some typical Basque dances as part aof our heritage .

    The first one is the dance of the the Basque flag Ikurrin dantza or Agintariena.

    This the dance that is performed to mak the intoduction of the dances to the audince, so it is danced in the first place. The more characteristic is the waving of the BasqueFlag ( ikurriña)  on the top of the heads of the dancers.

    Aurresku the bow: the " Agurra" is danced in ceremonies and to bow to important personalities.

    This dance was danced by a group of five students to welcome Greek teachers in the second mobility, when they visited us in Bilbao.

    Aurresku to welcome Greek teachers

    Students have danced the Greek dance hasapiko learnt in the Music class for all parents  in he OPEN DAY in June . This is the dance they will perform in the students´mobilities 





    3rd Junior High School Katerini

    Title of the activity: Traditional Greek dances

    Objective: The objective of this activity is to learn some traditional Greek dances, practice them and present them to their Basque partners.

    Description of the activity:

    • Three dances were chosen to be presented to the Basque students.
    • The first one is Hasapiko, which is the base for the well-known dance Syrtaki. The name Hasapiko comes from the word "butcher" (χασάπης, derived from Turkish kasap). The dance was danced among members of the Butcher's Guild in Constantinople in Byzantine times. The fast version of the dance is called Hasaposerviko - the latter being a reference to Serbian and other Balkan Slavic influences on this version of the dance.

    • The second one is Omal, a Pontian dance, danced by the Greeks of the Pontus region (in the Black Sea).  The Pontian music is mainly played by a Kementze (Lyra) and Daouli (drum) and sung in the Pontian dialect. This dialect is deeply rooted in the Ancient Greek language and remains a dialect still used today. Through traditional music, the Pontian culture and history was preserved for future generations. Dance also plays a big part in the Pontian culture.  

    • And the third dance is a Syrtos from the region of Macedonia. It is danced to the rhythm of the song “My red apple” and is mostly sung and danced at weddings.
    • After the students practiced the particular dances we arranged to have them videotaped. For that reason we were kindly accepted to various cultural clubs and unions (Pontian Union and Dryanista), where we had the opportunity to put on the traditional dresses suitable for each dance. In the cultural union of Dryanista we were also taught two more dances (apart from Syrtos), that are danced in the area of the Pierian mountains.



    Title of the activity: Greek musical instruments

    Have a look at the following padlet to find out more about ancient Greek musical instruments and music.


    Δημιουργήθηκε με το Padlet

    The Greek students wrote the lyrics to the following song, based on the music of the Basque song "A bird is a bird". We dedicate it to our Basque friends.



  • A big friendship

    the songs of the project

    Both schools showed their traditional dances and instruments. they will dance in the mobilities. Both schols also sang the song of the project with music from the different countries and lyrics created by them. They sang to the friendship

    The song of the project

    The music of both songs is the traditional one of both countries. The lyrics invite schools to know them and start a good frienship

  • Name two typical Greek and Basque dances
    a) Omal , hasapiko, aurresku, jauzi zazpi
    10 votes (100.00%)
    b) sirtaki, jorovod, flamenco, jota
    0 votes (0%)
    c) tango, ceili, chotis, vals
    0 votes (0%)