Artist: MIKEL LABOA
Song: Lili Bat
Mikel Laboa (Donostia 1934 - 2009) began
singing in the early 1960’s and is a pioneer
of our most iconic folk songs. He possessed
an irrepressible curiosity about events,
traditions, rituals, poetry and songs that
made their way into his music as attractive
symbols. He, himself, is already a symbol, a
beloved part of our popular memory.
This album is his first live recording (1997)
and contains a fine selection of his most
poetic works. "Lili bat" (a fl ower) is Joseba
Sarrionandia’s poem, and this became one of
the most successful of Laboa’s songs.