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Txupinazo or Kick off for the Bilbao Aste Nagusia festivals 2015: espectacular images in 360 degrees


Doy you want to see from wherever you are, feeling you are right here in the Basque Country, the Bilbao City Festivals --Aste Nagusia-- 2015 that kicked off last Saturday? We provide you the opportunity to taste espectacular images 360 degrees. Use your mouse to move the image (using the circle at the left top of the secreen) Ongi pasa! (enjoy!)

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Basque trio Kalakan singing with Madonna in San Jose, CA a beautiful Zuberoan song


This is a video of one of the concerts of Madonna's 2012 world tour with Basque trio Kalakan, in San Jose, CA. The song is a Zuberoan Basque song written by traditional singer and composer Etxahun Iruri, about Death: "Hori bera da denen ixtoria / herioak bardintzen handi ttipiak / zeren ilüsione bat bera da / lürraren gaineko gure pasajea" (It’s the same story for all, big or small, all are equal when facing death, because our passing on earth, is just an illusion).

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Video of the concert that Kepa Junkera offered from Bilbao via internet as a kick off for the Jaialdi week


Kepa Junkera Jaialdi Live Full concert. Full video (49' 26") of the concert that Basque accordeonist Kepa Junkera offered on July 28 from Bilbao thru internet as a kick off for the Jaialdi week from the highest building in Bilbao, Iberdrola Tower. The concert was followed from the Boise Basque Block at a giant screen. At the beginning of the video, a salutation by the new elected mayor of Bilbao, Juan Mari Aburto.

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Professor Nere Lete tals about Basque Studies at BSU in a news segment in KIVI TV


It happened a few days ago during Jaialdi time in Boise, on Friday July 31st, but the link and information were sent to us just this morning. So this is the video bradcasted by KIVI TV in Boise with professor Nere lete, director of the BSU Basque Minor, talking about the Basque Studies Program and opportunities that Boise State University (BSU) offers in Idaho regarding Basque language and culture.

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What the benefits of the Athletic Bilbao-Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles soccer game will be dedicated to


These lines have been written a few hours before Boise's Basque Soccer Friendly, between Athletic Bilbao and Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles. This is a unique game and a historical opportunity, because really there are little opportunities to see in Boise an European team, a good one like Athletic, Basque that works with its youth reserve. And this, helping at the same time Basque cultural projects in Boise at BSU. This video talks about those projects that the game will help.

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"Basque Block, Boise Idaho," a video about Boise's Basque heart, remembering Tony Arrubarrena


Conductor Dennis Cruz and his "The Attitude Adjustment Hour" program arrive in their journey to Boise, Idaho and visit the city's Basque Block, an area in the heart of Boise where you can reach, among other Basque places, the Basque Center, the Basque Museum, the Gernika Bar, Hotel Leku Ona or the Basque Market. Tony Arrubarrena, one of the Basques who appear in the program, has just died this past May 30 in Boise at the age of 83 years, so bringing this video here is a way to remember him. Gogoan zaitugu, Tony.

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TV commercial of the Basque Soccer Friendly this summer in Boise: Bilbao Athletic Club versus Tijuana Xolos


This is the TV commercial that announces this summer's big sport event in Boise, Idaho: The Basque Soccer Friendly.  Two teams... from opposite ends of the world... collide July 18th... The Boise blue turns green... Mexico's Tijuana Xolos soccer team... and Basque Bilbao Athletic Club playing the Basque Soccer Friendly, July 18th, 7pm at Boise's Albertsons Stadium... Witness history... Tickets on sale at Proceeds benefit the Basque Studies Foundation and the Idaho Youth Soccer Association. 

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Video of the expert American traveler Rick Steves with an introduction to the Basque Country


Rick Steves is an expert American traveler who has turned his hobby into a profession and presents television travel programs, in particular on Europe. In this video (2 '54' ') entitled "Basque Country: A Proud, Unique Culture", he makes a short presentation of the Basque land. He has a website, with information about the trips he organizes, with tips an general information to travel, also in relation to the Basque Country, both Iparralde and Hegoalde.

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Ilargia, a well known song of the Basque group Ken Zazpi sung by a class of Welsh students


The video shows a group of schoolchildren of the Welsh village of Llanfairpwll singing which is probably the best known song of the popular Basque band Ken Zazpi (see the original version). Iñaki Pierola a Basque who did an internship as a teacher in that town in 2011 directed it. His students were interested about the Basques and their language and  culture, so he decided to teach them the song. They did not know Basque, but this was no obstacle to prepare everything in two weeks. Theyu are children of 9-11 years old, accompanied on the guitar by Iñaki himself, on piano by another teacher and with another student as drummer. Zorionak, congratulations to all of them!

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36 Hours in Bilbao: beyond Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum, there’s much to explore


The Travel section of the New York Times published on May 20th, 2015 a beautiful video introducting the biggest of the cities in the Basque Country and its attractives and presenting also a suggestion for spending 36 hours visiting and knowing the different aspects that offers to worlwide visitors. Read the articule that acompanies the video... and prepair your (next) trip to Bilbao. On egin (bon appetit!)

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