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Kern County Basques Throw Annual Festival

May 30, 2011

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

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...

Exciting Raffle Dinner Raises Funds for Dance Group

March 13, 2011

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

Dance Party on Boise’s Basque Block

November 21, 2010

The Basque Block is Boise's epicenter of Basque culture. This was especially true during the huge Jaialdi international Basque festival held in late July and early August 2010. Amuma Says No -- Boise's homegrown band -- kept the block ro...

Hartza Dance Group to make a Final Bow

September 1, 2010

The big Jaialdi festival in Boise last month was a showcase for several new Basque cultural efforts, including a group of dancers from California. Read More »...

Banakoa: The Popular Basque Dance

August 30, 2010

By John Ysursa One of the most recognizable male Basque dances, which has become popular this summer at Basque-American festivals, is the "banakoa" from the region of Durango in Bizkaia. Read More »...

Dancing the Banakoa

August 14, 2010

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The Dancing Flashmob is all the Rage in the Basque Country

August 13, 2010

The recent Fetes de Bayonne attracted a "flashmob" estimated to be a crowd of over 2,000 people who danced to the song "I Gotta Feeling." Today (Aug. 13), in Biarritz, France, another flashmob dance event, advertised on Facebook was scheduled to take place in front ...

Oinkari Dancers at Jaialdi 2010

August 9, 2010

The hometown Oinkari Dancers performed to an enthusiastic crowd during the recent Jaialdi 2010 international Basque festival at Boise's Expo Idaho fairgrounds. The group, which usually performs dances from the Basque province of Bizkaia, c...

Boise’s Oinkari Dancers Celebrate 50th Anniversary

August 5, 2010

The Oinkari dancers have perhaps done more than any Basque-American group to promote Basque culture in the United States. Read More »...

Jaialdi 2010 Dance Groups at Fairgrounds

August 1, 2010

Click on the video above to see a few of the many Jaialdi 2010 musical and dance performances Saturday July 31 at the Expo Idaho fairgrounds. More than a dozen music and dance groups from the United States and the Basque Country were on ha...

Jaialdi 2010 – Basque Extravaganza at Boise Fairgrounds

July 31, 2010

Thousands of people were treated to a Basque cultural extravaganza Saturday July 31 as Jaialdi 2010 moved to the Expo Idaho fairgrounds in the first of two days of celebrations at the sprawling center. The huge fairground was filled wit...

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