Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Emile Series #6: Émile Larre Otxobi


Émile Larre Otxobi, aka Sokorri (1926 – 2015) was a priest, writer, improviser and French-Basque academic.
He was an active promoter of Basque traditions, particularly of bertsolaritza and Basque pelota.
Émile Larre directed the newspaper Herria since 1969, and collaborates with magazines such as Gazte and Radio Adour.
In 1975, he became a full member of Euskaltzaindia (the Academy of the Basque language).
He was a judge at the general championships of bertsolaris in 1962, 1965 and 1982.

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