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Elko National Basque Festival – A Crowd Pleaser

July 8, 2012

By Nancy Zubiri The National Basque Festival in Elko eclipses most of the West’s other Basque festivals, except perhaps for Jaialdi in Boise, which is held every five years. Elko’s festival, held the weekend closest to 4th of July, features events over three acti...

Basque Art at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko

July 7, 2012

Artist Bob Ithurralde’s Basque-themed oil paintings are currently on display at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko as part of an exhibit timed to coincide with the National Basque Festival. A reception for the exhibi...

Learn Basque Online, at Basque centers and colleges

June 27, 2012

Many options exist to learn the Basque language in the United States The Basque language, referred to as Euskera in Basque, has survived centuries, despite its current classification as a endangered language. The language is ...

Madonna Admires Basque Culture, Kalakan member says

June 13, 2012

Pop superstar Madonna played the Basque txalaparta when she visited the Basque Country and was very interested in Basque culture, according to an interview with a member of the group Kalakan. Thierry Biscary, one of the members of the musical trio Kalakan,...

2012 Basque Festival Videos

June 8, 2012

Basque festivals are popular -- everyone enjoys them, especially the food. Here are a few videos inspired by recent festivals -- and the summer festival season has barely started. Video producer Jean Paul Barthe gives a glimpse of the San Francisco Basque Club picnic June ...

Basque Youths Carry on Handball Tradition

May 27, 2012

Basques who immigrated to the U.S. have managed to hang onto their national pastime of handball, playing it just like their ancestors did. Some say it's dying, but a game between 8, 9 and 10-year-olds yesterday, showed that the sport ...

Athletic Bilbao to meet up with Barcelona in Copa del Rey Friday

May 23, 2012

The Basque team Athletic Bilbao will confront Barcelona in the Copa del Rey (King's Cup) championship on Friday, May 25. The two teams, who will face off at the Vicente Calderón stadium in Madrid, previously battled it out...

Soccer Team Athletic Bilbao Loses Final But Wins Media Attention

May 10, 2012

The Basque soccer squad of Athletic Bilbao and its home-grown approach to playing the game has attracted international media attention. The coverage, most recently in a New York Times article, has been sparked by the socce...

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