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- Basque Artists Head to U.S. to Interview Basque-Americans for ProjectArtists Endika Basaguren and Amaia Hormaetxea were very familiar with the Basque diaspora, having family members that had immigrated to Australia, Venezuela, Chile and the United States. And the couple has been amazed at how well the Basques in those countries maintained their culture, despite being thousands of miles from… Read more »
- Granddaughters of a Basque Immigrant Behind Thriving Food Cooperative in Reno, Nev.Their adventure began 17 years ago. It was difficult then to find fresh local produce in Reno, Nev., so sisters Nicole and Amber Sallaberry started a food-buying club with friends. Today, the club has grown into a thriving cooperative. In 2022, the Great Basin Community Food Coop (GBCFC) celebrates 10… Read more »
- Walking the Camino de Santiago through the Basque CountryAs I write this, I’m enjoying a little down time in our apartment in Zarautz, Gipuzkoa, sitting at my computer with a view of the green hills and txakoli vineyards, with Basque accordionist Kepa Junkera playing on the Bluetooth speaker. A strong smell of coffee comes in from the kitchen… Read more »
- Institute for Basque Studies to be Inaugurated at Cal State BakersfieldThe Institute for Basque Studies at Cal State Bakersfield will be holding its first public event this Friday, May 27 with a symposium and a concert that coincides with the Kern County Basque Festival. Prof. Steve Gamboa, a philosophy professor at Cal State Bakersfield who is of Basque descent, has… Read more »
- Visits to Father’s Hometown in the Basque Country Evoke a Sense of HomeHave you ever gotten the feeling that a place that you’re in is a part of you somehow? It’s not a place you would consider your home, and by most standards, it’s one of the furthest places from actually being home, yet, somehow you just feel like you’re meant to… Read more »
- Basque Folk Singer Mikel Urdangarin to Perform in CaliforniaIn honor of his 25 years as a musician, Basque folk singer Mikel Urdangarin announced a “25 Tour,” a worldwide expedition in pursuit of one of his oldest dreams: sharing his music beyond Basque borders. The Basque folk singer is planning three concerts on the West Coast later this month,… Read more »
- Basque Country’s San Sebastian – Known for its Beaches and Great FoodSan Sebastian. In the Basque language, it’s known as Donosti. It’s the most famous city in the Basque Country. With a population of 188,000, San Sebastian is not the Basque Country’s biggest city – that’s Bilbao at 345,000. But its picturesque setting alongside La Concha Bay, its beautiful beaches flanked… Read more »
- Demonstrations by Basque Exiles were Impetus for Today’s Aberri Eguna CelebrationsPrecursors to the original Aberri Eguna or the “Day of the Homeland” first held in Bilbao were political demonstrations led by Basque exiles in South America during the late 1800s, according to an expert on Basque culture. Born to a Basque father who was forcibly sent to Caracas, Venezuela by… Read more »
- Bertsolaris Honored at Basque Cultural CenterThe five Basque poet-singers, who stood before the crowd at the bertsolari celebration in South San Francisco, were asked to impersonate different characters including a car salesman, restaurant critic and jai alai player. Judging by the approval of the audience, the bertsolaris’ efforts to spontaneously come up with rhyming verses… Read more »
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