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Buffalo Accordionist Plays to Preserve Basque Culture

August 23, 2010

For David Romtvedt, playing his accordion is a way of helping Basque people maintain their unique culture. Since the mid-1990s, the wiry accordionist has been belting out fandangos and other folk and dance tunes with the Bighorn Basque Club in Buffalo, Wyoming. He recently pl...

Pilota Classics – San Francisco Battles Boise

August 18, 2010

The capacity crowd at Boise's historic Anduiza Fronton was treated to a tight, back-and-forth struggle between squads from San Francisco and Boise during the final match of the 35th-annual pilota championships sponsored by the North American Basque Organizations, or NABO. Th...

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...

Jaialdi 2010 Has a Junior Mus Tournament too!

July 30, 2010

The North American Basque Organizations is a federation of clubs that work to promote many traditions of the Basque culture in the United States. Among their pet projects is junior mus, to start kids learning the Basque card...

Jaialdi 2010 Schedule of Events (Updated July 29, 2010)

July 30, 2010

Jaialdi 2010, Boise, Idaho Jaialdi approaches! The biggest Basque festival in the United States, held every five years, is expected to be the largest one yet. Organizers say they expect 30,000 to 40,000 people, with many comi...

Lehendakari Patxi Lopez at Jaialdi 2010

July 29, 2010

By Nancy Zubiri As part of his first official visit to the United States as the Basque lehendakari, Patxi Lopez introduced himself to festival goers at Boise’s Jaialdi 2010 on Thursday, July 29. He spoke at a reception hos...

Boise Celebrates Jaialdi 2010 Basque Festival

July 29, 2010

Boise has become an epicenter for all things Basque as the mammoth Jaialdi 2010 festival launched this week with celebrations in and around the city's Basque Block. Culture, music, dance, food, drink and sports abounded as thousands of peo...

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