• Rose Queen Vanessa Manjarrez

    Life has been an exciting whirlwind of activity for 17-year-old Vanessa Manjarrez since she was crowned Rose Queen for the Tournament of Roses.

    Vanessa with her court of royal princesses pose in their gowns.
  • Txalaparta Duo in Chino

    Basque Txalaparta Duo from Euskal Kazeta Basque News on Vimeo.

  • The Bilbao Effect

    The renaissance of Bilbao reflects the perseverance of Basque culture.

    The Guggenheim Museum seen from the Puente de la Salve.
  • Basque Athletes in the London Olympics

    Basque Athletes in the London Olympics 2012 By Nancy Zubiri Two women brought top honors to the Basques in the Olympics by winning bronze medals. Maialen Chourraut Yurramendi of Donosti (San Sebastian), won the bronze medal for the individual women’s slalom kayak race. Chourraut is a Spanish slalom kayaker (also referred to as canoer), who has competed since the early [...]

    Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez, Olympic Sailors
  • Basque Society Changes Highlighted at Donosti museum

    By Nancy Zubiri Costume expert Ane Albisu had a hard time tracking down a bona fide bikini and miniskirt from the 1960s. Albisu was collecting authentic items of clothing for the main exhibits of the San Telmo Museum in Donosti, which deal with Basque society through the ages. She didn’t have difficulty digging up donations of traditional Basque costumes. People [...]

    Costume designer Ane Albisu with the exhibit she prepared.
  • Elko National Basque Festival – A Crowd Pleaser

    The popular celebration doesn’t disappoint the hundreds who came from all over the West

    Elko National Basque Festival – A Crowd Pleaser
  • Basque Art at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko

    Artist Bob Ithurralde’s Basque-themed oil paintings are currently on display at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko as part of an exhibit timed to coincide with the National Basque Festival. A reception for the exhibit, “Basque-ing in the Heritage,” was held Friday, July 6. The exhibit will continue through August 1. Iturralde, originally from Nevada, and a resident of Salt [...]

    Bob Ithurralde exhibits his art at the Northeastern Nevada Museum
  • Basque Youths Carry on Handball Tradition

    Basques who immigrated to the U.S. have managed to hang onto their national pastime of handball, playing it just like their ancestors did. Some say it’s dying, but a game between 8, 9 and 10-year-olds yesterday, showed that the sport is still alive and well. Two teams of brothers — Asier and Angeru De Luz, ages 10 and 8 respectively, [...]

    Iparraguirre brothers and De Luz brothers play handball at the Bakersfield festival.
  • Inside Berri Txarrak’s Venice Beach Bash

    Members of the popular Basque rock band Berri Txarrak capped their stay in Venice Beach with a party for their soon-to-be released album titled Haria, or thread in English. Click on the video above to check out scenes from the listening party.

  • Basque Sailors Navigate Historic Fishing Routes

    The crew of the sailboat Pakea Bizkaia has been on a months-long journey to Greenland and Canada

    The Pakea Bizkaia crew navigates Canadian waters. Credit: Pakea Bizkaia crew.


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Dear Friends of Euskal Kazeta: We are introducing a new design for our website. We hope you enjoy our new look and we expect you back to visit our pages many more times in the future as we continue to add more news about the Basque community in the United States and the world. Eguberri On – Feliz Navidad – [...]

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Rose Queen Vanessa Manjarrez is part of Chino's Gauden Bat dancers.

The latest Rose Queen is Basque!

Vanessa Manjarrez, 17, of Pasadena, who was crowned Rose Queen today, is of Basque heritage. She is a member of the Basque dance group Gauden Bat of Chino. Manjarrez was one of seven girls selected for the Rose Court from over 900 applicants seeking to represent the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade. She was picked for the top post among [...]

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Basque Festival in Las Vegas area a foodie’s delight

The Las Vegas Basque festival is known for its wonderful food — paella, barbecued lamb and a delicious salad are always on the menu. Their chorizos are to die for, and their homemade sangria or picon punch are a great addition to the afternoon. This year’s festival on Sunday, Oct. 7 was held outside the Club Fortune Casino in Henderson, [...]

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Piperade Basque Restaurant Celebrates 10 years

Piperade Basque Restaurant Celebrates 10 years

  Piperade, a San Francisco restaurant owned by renowned Basque chef Gerald Hirigoyen, is celebrating 10 years years in business and has added a new private event space. The 1,000 square-foot space is called Lauburu, which is the Basque cross, and seats 30 people who can order from a personalized menu. Details of the new event space, which is next [...]

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Calle Norzagaray in Old San Juan

Basque Footprints in the Caribbean

Basque influence has been prevalent throughout Puerto Rico’s history

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Tree Carvings Threatened

Basque Sheepherder Carvings in the Sierras from Euskal Kazeta Basque News on Vimeo.

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Basque San Telmo Museum

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Basque Pala Games among the Fun in Boise This Weekend

Basque Pala Games among the Fun in Boise This Weekend

Women and Pelota in BoiseThis weekend in Boise will be full of Basque festivities, as the annual San Inazio Festival gets underway. Among the weekend’s activities are men and women pilota competitions in the Boise fronton in the ground floor of Anduiza’s old boardinghouse. Basque women keep up their culture in Boise by playing pala at the fronton. Sadie Babits [...]

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The sheepherer monument. Photo: Euskal Kazeta

Basque Sheepherder Monument Restored With New Plaques

Bronze plaques engraved with the names of hundreds of herders were stolen in January 2011

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Basque Wine Glass Dance

Basque Wine Glass Dance from Euskal Kazeta Basque News on Vimeo.

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