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

Partners :

Aquitaine BNSA
EJGV

Bertsularis in the Northern Basque Country

MARDO, Benat

MONHO LABORDE, Salbat
(1749-1821)

LARRALDE, Martin
BORDAXURI (1749-1821)

TOPET ETXAHUN, Piarres
ETXAHUN (1786-1862)

ETCHAMENDI LARRALDE, Jean
BORDDEL (1792-1879)

DUVOISIN, Jean (Pierre)
(1810-1891)

OTXALDE, Joanes
(1814-1897)

ADEMA GOIENETXE, Gratien -
ZALDUBY (1828-1907)

ELISSAMBURU, Jean Baptiste - DOYHARCABAL 
Piarres ADAME
 (1828-1891)

IBARRART,  Piarres
BETTIRI - (1838-1919)

MENDIAGUE LARREGAIN, Joxe 
(1845-1937)

ETXAMENDY ETXEBARNE, Manex -
BORTUKO AITATXI, GILENTTO – (1873-1962)

BARBIER, Jean – NEHOR, GANITX
(1875-1931)

IRABOLA GOYA, Martin
MATXIN (1879-1935)

ELISSALDE SALABERRY, Jean
ZERBITZARI (1883- 1961)

MOULIER HIRIBARNE, Jules
OXOBI (1888- 1958)

LAFITTE ITHURRALDE, Piarres
PIARRES ITHURRALDE (1901- 1985)

ZUBIRIA HIRIGOYEN, Jean Pierre 
PANPILI (1902-1992)

ETCHAHUN-IRURI, Piarres 
BORDAZARRE (1908-1981)

SORHOUET BRANA, Maurice
(1913-2000)

DUNY-PETRE, Pierre - JON DONIPETRE, GARAZIKO MANEX
PIARRES HEGITOA (1914)

TREKU INHARGUE, Mattin 
MATTIN (1916-1981)

AIRE ETXART, Fernando
XALBADOR (1920-1976)

DIHARCE, Jean
IRATZEDER (1920)

SOUDRE GABARRUZ, Jean Pierre
LARREKO (1924)

LARRE OTXOBI, Emile - SOKORRI
(1926)

SEIN USANDIZAGA, Manuel
XANPUN (1928-2002)

EZPONDA LAGAN, Dominique
EZPONDA (1937) 

MIHURA, Fermin
(1946)

MENDIBOURE ETXEVERRY, Jean Pierre
MENDIBURU (1948)

 ARROSSAGARAY, Joanes
(1949 - 1998)

HARINORDOQUY BERETERBIDE, Jean Louis
LAKA (1950)

COLINA ACORDARREMENTERIA, SUSTRAI
(1982)

ARZALLUS ANTIA, Amets
(1983)

ARTETXE SARASOLA, Miren
(1985)

IRIART HIRIBARREN, Patxi
(1988)


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