Azkoitia, Gipuzkoa - 1970
One of the most personal voices on the Basque music scene, since she debuted in 1996 with her first album of the same name, Anari. This work was later completed with “Habiak”, “Zebra”, “Irla izan”, “Zure aurrekari penalak” and “Epilogo bat”.
She has recorded with a large group of musicians, including Mikel Txopeitia, Xabier Olazabal and Carlos Osinaga, who have accompanied her since her debut, and with whom she has created not only the voice but also the atmosphere and the very personal sound she emanates.
During her long career she has collaborated with many artists. Singer-songwriter Thalia Zedek is the latest in a long line. Together with the American, she has recorded and released her latest work; a shared single.
In her personal work one can hear echoes of artists such as Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen or PJ Harvey, influences that she has masterfully crossed with the Basque musical tradition of artists such as Mikel Laboa or Ruper Ordorika.
Recognised and lauded since her debut by critics and audiences alike, in 2018 she received the prestigious Adarra Saria award in recognition of her musical and poetic career. There are those who, in this sense, and given the literary quality of her songs, demand a place for her in the Basque literary panorama.