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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,...

Madonna to collaborate with Basque trio Kalakan

April 15, 2012

Pop superstar Madonna has announced that she will be collaborating with the Basque trio Kalakan to remake one of her popular hits "Open Your Heart." The song is scheduled to be part of her World Tour 2012. Last summer, Mad...

Basque Rockers Recording Album in L.A.

September 19, 2011

By Nancy Zubiri Berri Txarrak, possibly the biggest name in Basque rock, has brought its brand of music to one of the hippest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The group is working with well-known music producer Ross Robinson, staying at his plush oceanfront home in Venice Beach, where...

Popularizing a Basque Musical Tradition

December 4, 2010

The txalaparta is one of the world's most unique musical instruments -- one in which two people play together creating rhythmic, organic melodies. This art form has been popularized by the Basque Country duo of Harkaitz Martinez de San V...

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...

“Txiki Txikitik,” They Sang.

October 24, 2010

Singers Mikel Markez and Erramun Martikorena are a generation apart and represent two different styles of music. Read More »...

Two Popular Basque Singers in U.S.

October 9, 2010

Two well-known singers from the Basque Country, Erramun Martikorena and Mikel Markez, both with very different styles of music, are in the U.S., performing together in Rocklin, San Francisco, Bakersfield and Chino, Calif. in th...

Nomadic Txalaparta Players Tour the U.S.

October 4, 2010

The Basque Country duo of Harkaitz Martinez de San Vicente and Mikel Ugarte have focused the spotlight on the unique instrument known as txalaparta here in the U.S. Read More »...

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...

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