The Gorkata project started in 2006 in Chiapas, Mexico. The core of the band, a duo formed with the percussionist Gorka and the accordionist Kata, played with numerous artistic formations. Those could be related to either world music, experimental music, Arabic, Native or traditional gipsy music. Today, the contrabassist Ariel Harrod is completing the group. The trio is taking his inspiration notably from Eastern Europe, and Middle-Eastern cultures. Gorkata Trio participated to many major events in the big region of
Montreal like the Festival du Monde Arabe, the Festival International des Percussions, and the Festival des Traditions du Monde. In addition to all that, the band was also finalist for the Prix de la Diversité in 2014.