Altzürükü – “Agota” old song

Jean-Pierre Epherre invites me at his home and accepts to sing this deep song. Written in the late eighteenth century, this text contains a dialogue between two persons that tells the impossible love story between a girl and a “agote”. The song is a testament of the rejection that these people, persecuted and kept apart from society, had suffer during centuries.
This recording is part of the collection of Artegia association, with support from the Basque Cultural Institute.

Author: Pierre Vissler
Date: 01/04/1990