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Andoni Egaña

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Egaña, Andoni
Complet name and surname
Egaña Makazaga, Andoni
1961 Zarautz + Zarautz < Urola Kosta < Gipuzkoa < Basque Country


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He has been the most notorious representative of bertsolaritza since the late 80s and especially in the 90s.
Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Basque Philology. He lives devoted to artistic creation and apart from bertsolaritza, he has stood out as a researcher, theorist, writer and columnist. It is worth mentioning his contribution to explain and socialize the process of creating the bertso. He has taken part in many experimental projects to combine the bertso with other artistic expressions.
He has been champion of the National Bertsolaris Championship four times in a row (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005) and he has been finalist in all the editions in which he has participated, from 1986 to 2009; he bid farewell to the competition in this last edition. In 1991, he was runner-up in Gipuzkoa, and in 1999, together with the team of his town Zarautz, he won the championship among towns organized in Gipuzkoa.

First steps in bertsolarism

Lehen plaza
Itziarren, 1981eko irailean, Salegi jatetxean, ezkontza batean.