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Klika Comes from a Military Tradition

June 6, 2009

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, History, Music

HISTORY French Military Bands Led to Start of Basque Klikas To understand the origins of the Basque klika, one must know the history of French military music. The Origins of Military Music The association of music and war is a phenomenon that has experience throughout hi...

The Early Days of Folk Dancing in Bakersfield

Pierre Igoa, Writer

June 6, 2009

Filed under Bakersfield, Dance, History

How and when did Basque dancing get organized in Bakersfield? See what Jeannette Arrayet had to say. In the early 1950s, Jean and Rose Erasserret gathered a group of Basques together to dance the old country traditional...

Basque Dance

June 6, 2009

Filed under Culture, Dance, History

"A people that sing and dance on top of the Pyrenees." This is how Voltaire described the Basque people. Although his definition is short, it captures the essence of the Basque who know what a festival is and that a besta is fi...

The Forgotten Basques – the Benedictines

Mitch Gariador, Writer

June 5, 2009

Filed under Buffalo, History, Links, Los Angeles, News, People, Religion

Updated July 28, 2013 with additional photos and articles Mitch Gariador writes about the forgotten Basque Benedictines of Sacred Heart Abbey, in Oklahoma Read More »...

Weeklong Youth Pilota Camp Cancelled

May 25, 2009

Filed under Culture, Handball, San Francisco

A weeklong pilota camp for young handball players referred to as Ikaspilota scheduled for June 15 to 20 in San Francisco has been cancelled. The camp was going to be held at the handball court of the San Francisco Basque Cultural Ce...

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