Improvised Poetry & Song in the Basque Country

IMPROVISED POETRY & SONG IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

History and development
Competitions and championships
Masters of improvisation
Becoming a bertsulari
Basque Country Improvisation Championship 2009

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Aquitaine BNSA
EJGV

Basque Country Improvisation Championship 2009

Organised every four years, the Basque Country's General Improvisation Championship (7 provinces) will be held in Autumn 2009. 44 improvisers will meet during the different qualifying rounds. The best will be selected to take part in the grand final on 13 December 2009 at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (Barakaldo). Who will follow on from Andoni Egaña who triumphed in 2005?

The championship's contests

Bertsolari txapelketa - Final-laurdena
October 3rd 2009
Zestoa
17:30 - Gurutzeaga pilotalekua
Bertsolari txapelketa - Final-laurdena
October 10th 2009
Leitza
17:30 - Udal kiroldegia
Bertsolari txapelketa - Final-laurdena
October 11th 2009
Bilbo
17:30 - Arriaga antzokia
Bertsolari txapelketa - Final-laurdena
October 17th 2009
Uztaritze
17:30 - Kiroleta pilotalekua
Bertsolari txapelketa - Final-laurdena
October 18th 2009
Zarautz
17:30 - Aritzbatalde pilotalekua
Bertsolari txapelketa - Final-laurdena
October 24th 2009
Laudio
17:30 - Lamuza granja pabiloia
Bertsolari txapelketa - Finalaurrekoa
November 7th 2009
Bergara
17:30 - Udal pilotalekua
Bertsolari txapelketa - Finalaurrekoa
November 8th 2009
Gasteiz
17:30 - Europa Pabiloia
Bertsolari txapelketa - Finalaurrekoa
November 14th 2009
Tolosa
17:30 - Usabel kiroldegia
Bertsolari txapelketa - Finalaurrekoa
November 15th 2009
Hendaia
17:30 - Beltzenia pilotalekua
Bertsolari txapelketa - Finalaurrekoa
November 21st 2009
Gernika
17:30 - Jai-Alai pilotalekua
Bertsolari txapelketa - Finalaurrekoa
November 22nd 2009
Iruñea
17:30 - Anaitasuna Pabiloia
Bertsolari txapelketa - Finalaurrekoa
November 29th 2009
Donostia
17:30 - Antonio Elortza belodromoa
Bertsolari txapelketa - Finala
December 13th 2009
Barakaldo
11:00 / 16:30 - BEC

Further details

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You will be accompanied throughout this site by improvisers. During your visit: click on their photos to discover what they have to say.