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Mattin Noblia Selling Iluna Basque in San Francisco

September 22, 2010

Filed under Links, People, San Francisco

San Francisco chef Mattin Noblia, who appeared last year on the popular Top Chef show, is selling his Iluna Basque restaurant. Noblia opened the trendy restaurant in 2003 on the edge of the city's tree-lined Washington Square. H...

Jaialdi Kicks Off Tuesday, July 27

July 27, 2010

Filed under Boise, Culture, Dance, Jaialdi, People, San Francisco

Several hundred people showed up on the Basque Block in the evening of Tuesday, July 27, the first official day of Jaialdi 2010. Musicians played, while the crowd ate pintxos and sangria from the Basque Market, or specialty dr...

Luhartz Belts Out Basque Tunes During California Trip

June 4, 2010

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, Links, Music, San Francisco

Above: Luhartz and Rafa Iriondo interview. For the Basque band Luhartz, playing for Basque-American audiences is a way to acknowledge the hard work made by local Basque clubs to promote the culture of their homeland. The group...

Basque Musician Kepa Junkera to Perform in Boise, Chino (Updated 5-23-10)

May 12, 2010

Filed under Boise, Chino, Culture, Dance, Music, People, San Francisco

As he continues to innovate with his musical style, renowned Basque accordionist Kepa Junkera will be playing at Basque clubs in Boise and Chino this month. Video: Kepa Junkera in Chino from Euskal Kazeta on Vimeo. The w...

Basque Pelota Players Return to U.S. (Updated 5-24-10)

May 9, 2010

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, Handball, San Francisco

Championship Basque pelota players will be returning to California later this month to play exhibition games in Bakersfield and South San Francisco. The four athletes -- Fernando Goñi, AKA Goñi III; Pedro Eulate; Alberto O...

San Francisco Basque Club Celebrates 50 Years

May 3, 2010

Filed under Culture, Dance, Handball, Music, San Francisco

Long-time members of the Bay Area's Basque community sometimes say that it seems just like yesterday when the San Francisco Basque Club was formed, back in 1960. The club has been celebrating its 50th anniversary in a big way this year...

Basque Film Series in San Francisco (Updated: 5-5-10)

April 25, 2010

Filed under Culture, San Francisco

Above: Trailer for Victor Erice's classic film. When Basque director Victor Erice shot his feature film "Spirit of the Beehive," little did he realize that his work would become one of the enduring classics of Spanish filmmakin...

Basque History Explored in San Mateo Exhibit

April 8, 2010

Filed under Culture, Dance, History, San Francisco

In San Mateo County, like elsewhere in the Bay Area, Basque immigrants grabbed a piece of the American Dream by starting their own businesses. Many of these entrepreneurs became gardeners. Now, the history of Basques in San...

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 Bertsolaritza in South San Francisco March 13

February 28, 2010

Filed under Culture, Music, People, San Francisco

Above: Promotional video for the San Francisco Basque Club's "Bertso Jaialdia" on March 13. For more information, click here. The Basque competitors gather at festivals or among friends to face off in improvised lyric...

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 »...

Basque Chef Takes Part in Haiti Quake Charity

February 2, 2010

Filed under Culture, People, San Francisco

Basque Top Chef contestant Mattin Noblia will be taking part in a nationwide charity effort with other chefs from the popular reality TV cooking show to help Haiti earthquake victims. Hearts for Haiti was the idea of Ron Duprat, a Florida-bas...

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