Euskal Kazeta

The latest Rose Queen is Basque!

October 25, 2012

Filed under Chino, Culture, Dance

Vanessa Manjarrez, 17, of Pasadena, who was crowned Rose Queen today, is of Basque heritage. She is a member of the Basque dance group Gauden Bat of Chino. Manjarrez was one of seven girls selected for the Rose Court from ...

Two longtime restaurateurs from SoCal pass away

May 6, 2012

Filed under Chino, Deaths, History, Links, People

Two longtime Southern California Basque restaurant owners have passed away recently -- Jean Irola and Jean Baptiste "J.B." Sabarots. Jean Irola Jean Irola, longtime owner of the popular Jean’s restaurant in Colton, Calif., passed away April 26. He was 78. Irola continued to run his restaurant up until recently, ...

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...

Chino Basques Celebrate A Handball Court and History

May 4, 2011

Filed under Chino, Culture, Handball, Links, People

Frontons, or kantxas, where Basques play their favorite sport of handball, have been at the heart of every Basque community in the United States. For anyone who is researching the path of Basque immigration in this country, they onl...

Celebrating Pilota

May 1, 2011

Filed under Chino, Culture, Handball, Videos

Chino Pilota Besta from Euskal Kazeta Basque News on Vimeo....

Exciting Raffle Dinner Raises Funds for Dance Group

March 13, 2011

Filed under Chino, Culture, Dance, Links, News

The $5,000 grand prize would go to the last ticketholder. But there were two numbers left in the ticket drum. Read More »...

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 »...

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