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Campers and Teachers Love Udaleku

July 4, 2009

The 100 or so campers at Udaleku, the Basque summer camp taking place in Chino, Calif., hail from Basque communities all over the west: Winnemucca and Reno, Nev.; Ontario, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Bakersfield, Chino, San Francisco and Rocklin, Calif. And even Buffalo...

“Amuma Says No” in Elko for Festival

July 3, 2009

The popular Basque rock band Amuma Says No, from Boise, is the featured band at the annual Elko Basque Festival this weekend. Boise’s Oinkari and Utah’s Basque dancers will also make the trip for the Fourth of July weekend fe...

Basque Summer Camp Starts in Chino

June 30, 2009

Udaleku, the annual Basque culture camp for kids ages 10 – 16, started in Chino, Calif. Monday, June 29 with classes of txistu, Basque folk dance and rounds of the card game mus. The youths also practiced some pilota (handball) at...

Basque Pilotaris Thrill Bakersfield Crowd

June 20, 2009

By Nancy Zubiri Four professional handball players from the Basque Country talk about their visit to Bakersfield to play at the Kern County Basque Festival. Read More »...

Aita Martxel Tillous

June 16, 2009

Aita Martxel Tillous: Basque Priest from Euskal Kazeta Basque News on Vimeo. ...

Speak Softly and Carry a Basque Stick

Pierre Igoa, Writer

June 14, 2009

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...

Klika Comes from a Military Tradition

June 6, 2009

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

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

"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 6, 2009

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 »...

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