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. Some of these interviews can also be heard in full in MP3 format.


Amaia Riouspeyrous

Date: 2009-07-15 | Interview language: Euskara

''I 'm more daring when I like what I sing''

Amaia Riouspeyrous (1984, Anhaux) grew up with traditional Basque song. In 1993 she won the Kantu Txapelketa (singing competition) and since then has ...


Rafael Zulaika

Date: 2009-07-13 | Interview language: Euskara

''Our aim is to make the Basque Museum a living museum''

Since 1924 the Maison Dagourette, a 16th century middle class residence, has housed the Basque & Bayonne History Museum. Rafael Zulaika (1963, San ...


Pantxika Telleria

Date: 2009-05-24 | Interview language: Euskara

''In choreography emotion is essential''

The choreographer Pantxika Telleria, immersed in the world of traditional Basque dance from the youngest age and committed to contemporary dance, ...


Txomin Ezponda

Date: 2009-03-24 | Interview language: Euskara

''Guretako Xalbador monumento bat zen''

Txomin Ezponda (Jatsu, 1937) es uno de los representantes del bersolarismo tradicional. Cantaba junto con Mattin, Xanpun, Alkhat y Mendiboure. Tras ...


Felipe Oyhamburu

Date: 2009-03-13 | Interview language: Euskara

"Fuimos pioneros"

Filipe Oyhamburu (1921) es conocido como uno de los mayores embajadores de la cultura vasca. Ha dado media vida difundiendo las danzas y canciones ...



Online partnership

The Basque Cultural Institute through the www.eke.org portal website and the www.eitb.com group have joined forces to present you the account of a cultural figure from the Northern Basque Country or a "guide" enabling you to discover one of the meccas of Basque culture in Iparralde every month in the form of an interview. Further details [+]