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.

Joseba Aurkenerena

Joseba Aurkenerena

"Television isn’t able to offer us what we experience in Basque culture"

Maika Etxekopar

Maika Etxekopar

"Our Hamlet was also born on the stage"

Pierre Lafitte, Hannah Frances Welhane, Garazi Lopez de Armentia, David Alcorta

Pierre Lafitte, Hannah Frances Welhane, Garazi Lopez de Armentia, David Alcorta

"Mixing artistic genres enables you to keep intensity"

Eric Dicharry

Eric Dicharry

''Mascarades are a rite belonging to the entire Basque Country''

Nicole Lougarot

Nicole Lougarot

''Mascarades were originally Bohemian celebrations''

Pantzo Hirigarai

Pantzo Hirigarai

''Humour enables certain truths to be highlighted''

Patrick Quéheille

Patrick Quéheille

''Basque culture cannot live without the language''