Witnesses to the Basque culture

The aim of this section is to bring together accounts by Basque artists and cultural players in the form of written interviews.

Jurgi Ekiza

Jurgi Ekiza

"Music has rebecome a direct link between musicians and their audiences"

Lierni Elortza

Lierni Elortza

"In championships bertsolaris (improvisers) will endeavour to achieve perfection"

Mixel Ducau

Mixel Ducau

"For me world music is more liberating than rock"

Amaia Hennebutte

Amaia Hennebutte

"Children have often given me stories"

Filipe Lesgourgues

Filipe Lesgourgues

"No-one can call into question the role played by the Basque Cultural Institute"

Beñat Chassevent

Beñat Chassevent

"The heritage of the Northern Basque Country is rich but vague"

Amets Lahetjuzan

Amets Lahetjuzan

“We need to open up more spaces in Basque around our schools"

Manex Pagola

Manex Pagola

"Diversity is at the root of Basque song"

Thierry Truffaut

Thierry Truffaut

"The carnival is, at the end of the day, like an informal school"