Amaia Gabantxo is a writer, a flamenco singer and literary translator specialized in Basque literature. She has translated works by every canonical Basque author, and published and performed on both sides of the Atlantic. At present, she is developing two hybrid literary/musical/performance art projects in Chicago. Palo a Palo, which combines flamenco and Butoh and Soniché, which fuses flamenco with classical music.