''Modest Basque Associations can help undo folkloric clichés''
Adelaide Daraspe (1985 – Urrugne, Labourd), president of the Montreal Basque Association, also enjoys making original cakes. From her young perspective, this relentless globe-trotter tries to breathe fresh air into Basque associations and the diaspora so as to help Basque culture continue to shine throughout the world.[+]
''Perhaps we’ll surprise our students with improbable encounters''
- Music and singing
Peio Çabalette (Iholdy) and Joël Merah (1969, Bayonne) are composers, harmonizers, musicians and teachers at Bayonne’s Conservatoire Maurice Ravel. This interview is the occasion to look back with them at the partnership between the Conservatoire and the Basque Cultural Institute, whose aim is to develop the knowledge and dissemination of Basque culture in this quite specific discipline.[+]
''Mascarades are a rite belonging to the entire Basque Country''
Eric Dicharry (1969 – Bayonne, Labourd) lives a full life: both as a researcher and an artist, he moves seamlessly from one to the other. He began to study and experience the mascarade in Soule in 1995. He ended up with an atypical thesis which was recently published by L’Harmattan under the heading “Du rite au rire” (From rite to laughter). Here he evokes the singularity and universality of mascarades, and also explains why they are not about to disappear.[+]