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Jon Maia

Personal details

Name
Maia, Jon
Complet name and surname
Maia Soria, Jon
Birth
1972 Urretxu, Gipuzkoa

Bertsolarism

Main specialization
Bertsolaria
Specializations
Bertso-jartzailea

Biographical details

Biography
He was born in Urretxu but he moved to Zumaia when he was 6. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Basque Philology. He has written for newspapers and other publications. He is author of some books as well as having written lyrics for several music groups. Besides, he was the creator and singer of the music group Karidadeko Benta. He is especially dedicated to bertsolaritza, although he also experiments with other artistic activities.
He took up bertsolaritza at school and then he started in the bertso-eskola (bertsolaritza workshops) of Zumaia. The investigator and expert in melodies of bertsolaritza Joanito Dorronsoro was his instructor.
He reached the last stage of the National Bertsolaris Championship in 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2009, and he was finalist in the championship of Gipuzkoa in the editions of 2003, 2007 and 2015.

First steps in bertsolarism

Lehen plaza
Zumaian, 1984an, Aita Mari Zineman, Gipuzkoako Eskolarteko Txapelketako kanporaketan

Publications

Argitaratutako liburuak
Apaizac obeto. Elkar, 2006.
Argitaratzaile: Arabera Kultur Taldeko hainbat liburutan.
Irudika Idurika (bertso-egile)
Riomundo. Txalaparta, 2005.
Argitaratutako grabazioak
AEK eguna Zestoa....
Anari: bi diskatan 2 (guztira 2 esaten dut)
Araba Euskaraz La Puebla eta Oion
Arawak: diska batean 3
Bizkar Hezurra: 2 diskatan 9 kanturen hitzak.
DEF CON DOS 1
Gari: bi diskatan 9 kanturen hitzak
Gozategi: azken 3 diskatan 5
Imuntzo eta Beloki: bi diskatan 3
Mikel Urdangarin 1
Nafarroa Oinez Iru
Negu Gorriak: Gure Jarrera diskan 7 kanturen hitzak
Piztiak: 1.
SA 1
Zaldibobo: lehen diskan 30
Beste argitalpenak
Iritzi artikuluak (Egin eta Garan)
Ekoizpen oharrak
Liburu-egilea: Irudika Idurika (Gatuzain eta Arabera) Mikel Dalbret margolariarekin