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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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