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Basque activity in Patagonia: far away from Buenos Aires, the local clubs are meeting and joining forces

10/12/2016

The Basque clubs in Patagonia have begun in 2016 a dynamic to meet and join forces. The initiative came from the youngest center, the Gure Txokoa of San Martin de los Andes, and they have already announced its third meeting. The video shows Manuel Bustingorry (San Martin de los Andes) and Rocio Basterra (Viedma and Carmen de Patagones) explaining to TV cameras their deep Basque feelings, activity, commitment and plans. They exude energy and enthusiasm.

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Panoramic view on the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, featuring the Basques, June-July, 2016

07/05/2016

Quick panoramic view on the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, featuring the Basques and their culture, National Mall, Washington DC, June-July, 2016 (video EuskalKultura.com)

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Starring Joaldunak from Navarre, an ancient and noisy Basque tradition visiting the US

07/05/2016

They are from Ituren, in Navarre. The Joaldunak were walking around the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2016, and answered questions about what they do, why, when and its sense within the Basque pre-Christian traditional customes. They are pictured here in their costumes before one of their walks (video EuskalKultura.com)

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The Basques and the Sea: Building a boat in Washington DC using traditional Basque tecniques

07/05/2016

Walking around the different areas of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2016. In this one they are building a boat using Basque traditional tecniques. Historically the Basques leaded the hunt of whales, when that activity was a relevant industry in Europe - the world. The conexion of the Basques and the ocean continues nowadays. The sea has been the highway of the Basques to the world. Fish keeps being an important part of the diet of today's Basques (video EuskalKultura.com)

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First contacts with the Basque language: an introductory class at the National Mall in Washington DC

07/05/2016

Teaching basic Basque vocabulary in a introductory class to the Basque lagnguage at the National Mall in Washington DC at the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival dedicated to the Basques. The video shows the explanations by Kinku Zinkunegi, coordinator of the Euskara Munduan, a program in charge of teaching the language at Basque Clubs throught the world, and Errukiñe Olaziregi, Basque teacher at the Basque Center in Madrid (image EuskalKultura.com).

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Basque American version of Old McDonald had a farm to American kids by Noka

07/05/2016

Bilingual version of Old McDonald had a farm in English and Basque explained for kids by Begoña Echeverria and Cathy Petrissans, members of the Basque-Californian musi group Noka. "Old McDonald had a farm bazuen baserria" is the new Basque-English title of the song (video EuskalKultura.com)

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Basque function at the American Indian National Museum: Aurresku of honor

07/05/2016

Today is Tuesday, June 28th. Tomorrow, opening ceremony in Washington DC for the Smithsonian Folk Festival 2016, dedicated to the Basques. But today there will be a previous artistic function. Attendees include CA Congressman John Garamendi and his wife Patti; and a Basque institutional representation with minister Tapia, the three general deputies and Ander Caballero, Basque delegate for the USA. First of all, Aurresku (dance) of honor (video EuskalKultura.com).

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Planting a shoot of the Tree of Gernika in Washington DC: Congressman John Garamendi's words

07/05/2016

Congressman John Garamendi addresses those present during the plantation of a Tree of Gernika shoot in the Capitol Gardens in Washington DC, July 2, 2016 (video EuskalKultura.com)

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Washington DC spoke Basque for two weeks in June-July 2016: New images of Kepa Junkera's concert

07/05/2016

The Smithsonian Folklife Festval 2016 dedicated to the Basques at the National Mall was June 28-July 4, July 7-10. These images belong to the Kepa Junkera & Sorginak concert, Basque music and dance at the National Mall, first night concert of the Festival, June 29, with Basque and American public dancing under the rhythms of the Basque players (video EuskalKultura.com)

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Basque Gala in Washington DC: presentation by Xabi Paya bertsoka (in verse), mixing Basque and English

07/04/2016

Presentacion of a Basque Gala in Washington DC, June 28, 2016. Host, Xabi Paya, mixing improvised Basque bertsoak (verses) in Basque and English.

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