Juan Mari Beltran: An accomplished Basque musician makes a stop during his North American Tour in Boise
Boiseans enjoyed a night on the Basque Block with entertainment from an accomplished Basque Musician, Juan Mari Beltran. Beltran has taught music for many years in the Basque Country, he has recorded several albums, and introduced antique instruments back into the world of popular music. Beltran and his band of multiple musicians are part of a cultural tour made possible by help from the Basque Autonomous Government of Euskadi and several American Basque Communities. This particular tour includes the cities of Boise, Seattle and Vancouver.
(drums), with fiddle, accordion and other more contemporary instruments.
Thanks to the Basque Government, a special fund was established to send Basque performers overseas. The goal is to provide educational based enjoyment that would otherwise not be available to Basques living abroad. The cultural tour introduces new artists to Basques around the world and it requires clubs to work together on joint events.
Following Boises performance, Beltran made his way to Vancouver, British Columbia for the next phase of the tour.
Cenarrusa Center for Basque Studies, Boise, IDwww.cenarrusa.org
Seattle Euskal Etxea, Seattle, WAwww.seattleeuskal.org
Zazpiak Bat Vancouver Basque Club, Vancouver, BC, Canadawww.bcbasque.com
Juan Mari Beltranek bira hasiko du Estatu Batuetan eta KanadanEuskaraz, En español
'Orhiko xoria' diskoko abestiak entzutekowww.e-boza.com
JM Beltrani buruzko informazio gehiagowww.syntorama.com
Juan Mari Beltranekin elkarrizketawww.euskonews.com
Juan Mari Beltran entertains a crowd of Boise Basques at the Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Studies fundraiser (photo EuskalKultura.com)