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Berri Txarrak Previews New Album at Listening Party

October 7, 2011

Filed under Culture, Links, Music, People

Berri Txarrak, the popular rock group from the Basque Country, held a listening party at the Venice Beach home of well-known music producer Ross Robinson, where the group has been recording its soon-to-be-released seventh album. Robinson, who earned fame producing mu...

Gauden Bat Shares Basque Culture at L.A. County Fair

September 19, 2011

Filed under Chino, Culture, Dance, Music

The Gauden Bat dancers helped spread Basque culture this weekend during performances that were well-received by audiences at the Los Angeles County Fair. The Chino-based group, whose name means "Let Us Be One" in Euskera, gave multiple perform...

Basque Rockers Recording Album in L.A.

September 19, 2011

Filed under Basque Country, Culture, Euskera, Links, Music, News

By Nancy Zubiri Berri Txarrak, possibly the biggest name in Basque rock, has brought its brand of music to one of the hippest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The group is working with well-known music producer Ross Robinson, staying at his plush oceanfront home in Venice Beach, where...

Basque Village at the Los Angeles County Fair

September 11, 2011

Filed under Culture, Dance, Links, Music

Basque culture will be in the spotlight at the Los Angeles County Fair Sept. 16, 17 and 18. The Basque Village is a weekend-long exhibition of food, song, dance and merchandise. The event is being organized by Evelyne Ustarroz, a publ...

Hurricane Irene Can’t Stop Rhode Island Basque Club

August 29, 2011

Filed under Culture, Links, Music, Rhode Island

Not even Hurricane Irene could stop the the Rhode Island Basque Club from celebrating its summer picnic. As the hurricane prepared to bear down on the East Coast, the club quickly decided to move the picnic from Sunday to S...

Kern County Basques Throw Annual Festival

May 30, 2011

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, Dance, Handball, Music, News

The day began with clouds and rain, but the gloomy weather gave way to sunshine as several thousand people enjoyed the 39th Annual Kern County Basque Festival in Bakersfield. The well-wishers descended on the festival grounds for a da...

Basque Festivals Across the U.S.

April 22, 2011

Filed under Culture, Dance, Music

View 2011 Basque Summer Festivals in the U.S. in a larger map The onset of spring and summer means lively and colorful Basque festivals from San Francisco to Rhode Island. Some of these celebrations, such as the Kern County Basque Club festival held during the Memorial Day weekend in Bakersfield, typically a...

Fundraiser for Basque Documentary Film Ipuina Kontatu

January 8, 2011

Filed under Culture, Language, Links, Music, New York

Supporters of "Ipuina Kontatu," a documentary film project about the resilient Basque culture, will be holding a fund-raising event at New York City's trendy Bar Basque to raise money to finish the film. The fundraiser w...

Popularizing a Basque Musical Tradition

December 4, 2010

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

The txalaparta is one of the world's most unique musical instruments -- one in which two people play together creating rhythmic, organic melodies. This art form has been popularized by the Basque Country duo of Harkaitz Martinez de San V...

“Txiki Txikitik,” They Sang.

October 24, 2010

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

Singers Mikel Markez and Erramun Martikorena are a generation apart and represent two different styles of music. Read More »...

Two Popular Basque Singers in U.S.

October 9, 2010

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

Two well-known singers from the Basque Country, Erramun Martikorena and Mikel Markez, both with very different styles of music, are in the U.S., performing together in Rocklin, San Francisco, Bakersfield and Chino, Calif. in th...

Nomadic Txalaparta Players Tour the U.S.

October 4, 2010

Filed under Basque Country, Chino, Culture, Links, Music, News

The Basque Country duo of Harkaitz Martinez de San Vicente and Mikel Ugarte have focused the spotlight on the unique instrument known as txalaparta here in the U.S. Read More »...

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