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ETA Announces a Cease-fire

September 12, 2010

Filed under Basque Country, Politics

ETA, the decades-old violent separatist movement in the Basque Country, declared a cease-fire last week – an announcement that was reported in media around the world. But the group’s statement was met with skepticism from po...

The Dancing Flashmob is all the Rage in the Basque Country

August 13, 2010

Filed under Basque Country, Dance, Links

The recent Fetes de Bayonne attracted a "flashmob" estimated to be a crowd of over 2,000 people who danced to the song "I Gotta Feeling." Today (Aug. 13), in Biarritz, France, another flashmob dance event, advertised on Facebook was scheduled to take place in front ...

Understanding Basques During Jaialdi 2010

July 26, 2010

Filed under Basque Country, Boise, Culture, History, Jaialdi

In anticipation of the large Jaialdi festival, expected to attract 30,000 Basque people to Boise, Idaho this week, reporter Anna Webb wrote an article for the Idaho Statesman published today highlighting key aspects of Basque cu...

Basque newspaper editors acquitted

April 13, 2010

Filed under Basque Country, Language, Links, Politics

The case against the editors of Egunkaria, the Basque daily newspaper closed down in 2003 by the Spanish government, was dismissed Monday, April 12. Spanish government officials at the time of the closure claimed that the newspaper ed...

Pantxoa eta Peio delight audience in Chino

March 27, 2010

Filed under Basque Country, Chino, Culture, Music, News, People, San Francisco

Pantxoa eta Peio, the Basque folk singing duet who made it big with their songs about love for their Basque culture, finally made their debut Read More »...

Basque Filmmaker Asier Altuna Features Bertsolaritza

Robert Lopez, Writer

March 22, 2010

Filed under Basque Country, Culture, Euskera, Music, People

Bertsolari Piloto - English subtitles from Txintxua on Vimeo. Above: Pilot for director Asier Altuna's bertsolari documentary film. Basque filmmaker Asier Altuna has always been moved by the emotion of a bertsolaritza. As the singers compete against each other with their poetic, extemporaneous ve...

Kepa Junkera Hopes to Spread Basque Music [Updated 3-29-10]

February 18, 2010

Filed under Basque Country, Culture, Music, News, People, San Francisco

Kepa Junkera, probably the best internationally known Basque musician, is currently living in the United States Read More »...

Vintage Postcards of French Basque Towns

December 13, 2009

Filed under Basque Country, History, Links, News

The French version of the Yellow Pages (les Pages Jaunes) has a wonderful feature in which you can find vintage postcards of many Basque towns in France. Read More »...

International Film Festival in Donostia

September 21, 2009

Filed under Basque Country, Culture, News

By Nancy Zubiri and Ane Albisu Basque filmmaker Imanol Uribe received a special award at the Donostia Zinemaldia (San Sebastian Film Festival), in the Basque Country on September 23. Read More »...

Speak Softly and Carry a Basque Stick

Pierre Igoa, Writer

June 13, 2009

Filed under Basque Country, Culture, History

The Makila Two coats of arms are carved on the baton. On the upper part, there is a sting of threaded wrought iron which can be seen when unscrewing the handle; below, a genuine club which balances the makila for walkin...

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