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.

Xavier Baylac

Xavier Baylac

“I believe it’s better to deal with sustainable development from the perspective of human fulfilment”

Johañe Etxebest

Johañe Etxebest

"I cannot even conceive of teaching dance in any language other than Basque"

Maialen Errotabehere

Maialen Errotabehere

"For me singing is a form of therapy, a une consolation"

Miren Artetxe

Miren Artetxe

"Improvisation should also allow other aspects of culture to develop"

Jean-Marie Guezala

Jean-Marie Guezala

"We need to raise the level of amateur choirs, especially in the Northern Basque Country"

Joseba Aurkenerena

Joseba Aurkenerena

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

Katixa Dolhare-Çaldumbide

Katixa Dolhare-Çaldumbide

"Faced with life’s challenges, words provide a way of fighting back"

Maika Etxekopar

Maika Etxekopar

"Our Hamlet was also born on the stage"

Denis Laborde

Denis Laborde

"I carry within me the pain of being unable to speak Basque"