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"

Mixel Ducau

Mixel Ducau

"For me world music is more liberating than rock"

Filipe Lesgourgues

Filipe Lesgourgues

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

Manex Pagola

Manex Pagola

"Diversity is at the root of Basque song"

Aguxtin Alkhat

Aguxtin Alkhat

"It seems to me that this country’s deepest problem is cultural"

Mixel Etxekopar

Mixel Etxekopar

"Entering the world of art wasn’t a conscious decision"

Maialen Errotabehere

Maialen Errotabehere

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

Jean-Marie Guezala

Jean-Marie Guezala

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

Denis Laborde

Denis Laborde

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