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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...

Welcome to Euskal Kazeta

July 2, 2009

Welcome to Euskal Kazeta, a new website about Basques around the world, with an emphasis on the United States. The website first went live on June 14, 2009. You can expect much more news, photos and profiles on Basque personalities in...

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...

Anita Caminondo (Recatune) (1963 – 2009)

June 29, 2009

Anita Caminondo (Recatune) was born on July 17, 1963, the 1st child of 3 children born to Pierre and Mercedes Recatune. She went home to Heaven on June 18, 2009 and will be reunited with her father, Pierre. Read More »...

Joseph Paul Eribarne (Jo Jo) (1955 – 2009)

June 28, 2009

Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 3, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at RiverLakes Community Church, 4301 Calloway Drive, to honor the life of Joseph Paul Eribarne, who passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009, following a stroke on...

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...

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