Euskal Musika, (Basque-language pop, rock and folk) has flourished for four decades, but the past 10 years have seen a musical and lyrical maturing. With the end of the era dominated by Negu Gorriak, Hertzainak and Itoiz, Basque music searched for a new touchstone identity and came up with a multitude of them. In this Guest Column, David Cox examines Basque music of the last decade and offers his top ten list of the very best.
Those who have visited Buber’s Basque Page in the past know of David Cox’s passion for Basque music. He has contributed a number of Guest Columns focused on various aspects of Basque music in the past. This article touches on some of the best music the Basque Country has to offer. David has found several links to YouTube videos that showcase some of the very best. This article is a great starting place to sample the richness and variety of Basque music.