Post Tagged with: "Bertsolaritza"

Basque Scientists Want to Know What Makes Bertsolaris Tick

Basque Scientists Want to Know What Makes Bertsolaris Tick

Maialen Lujanbio and Andoni Egaña are part of a unique research project

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Basque Films at San Sebastian Film Festival

Basque Films at San Sebastian Film Festival

The Basque Country has a rich film-making tradition, a fact underscored at this year’s Donostia Zinemaldi

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Basque filmmaker Asier Altuna hopes to finish his documentary later this year.

Basque Filmmaker Asier Altuna Features Bertsolaritza

Bertsolari Piloto – English subtitles from Txintxua on Vimeo. Above: Pilot for director Asier Altuna’s bertsolari documentary film. Basque filmmaker Asier Altuna has always been moved by the emotion of a bertsolaritza. As the singers compete against each other with their poetic, extemporaneous verses, people in the audience always break down and cry, he says. The experience of seeing grown […]

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Bertsolari Gratien Alfaro. Photo: Courtesy of San Francisco Basque Club.

Basque Bertsolaritza in South San Francisco March 13

Above: Promotional video for the San Francisco Basque Club’s “Bertso Jaialdia” on March 13. For more information, click here. The Basque competitors gather at festivals or among friends to face off in improvised lyrical duels. Each is given a topic, which can be anything from life on the farm to friendship or family. One by one, the singers belt out […]

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