This Friday, July 7th, will mark the end of Udaleku 2017. This year's camp, hosted by the Chino and Southern California Basque Clubs, welcomed one hundred children from all over the states, Canada and the Basque Country. During their stay in Chino, kids were taught txistu, dance, song, pilota and culture by locals as well as teachers who traveled from the Basque Country expressly to participate in camp. They were also given the opportunity to delve deeper into some topics of interest like family history, cooking, advanced txistu and mural painting. The two weeks also included some time for fun including fieldtrips to the beach and Hollywood, participating in the Southern California Basque Club's 71st anniversary picnic, and a day in Disneyland. All of this was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the two clubs as well as the countless families who lodged the kids during their stay, donated meals, transportation and chaperoned them. This Friday the campers will have the opportunity to show off all that they've learned over the last two weeks. The final performance will take place at the Chino Basque Club beginning at 6pm. Dinner including lamb, stew and chicken will also be served. Cost of the meal is $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information including directions to the club visit the Chino Basque Club website.
39 North Downtown in Sparks Features Basque Theme
39 North Downtown is a non-profit organization in Sparks, Nevada that strives to improve the community and breathe new life and energy into Downtown Sparks. As such, the organization has chosen a Basque theme for its Thursday Night Marketplace events during the month of July that are also part of the Reno Artown events. After collaborating with the Reno Basque Club, William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies, as well as the Jon Bilbao Basque Library, 39 North Downtown will feature the Basque culture at the Marketplace with dancing, food, song, and fun over the next four Thursdays. Events also include a standing exhibit in the Sparks Museum's Cultural Center entitled "Mountain Picassos: Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin," curated by the Basque Library. The Marketplace will include entertainment and cooking demos by guest Basque chefs each week. Guest performers include the group Errebal from the Basque Country, whose performance was made possible largely thanks to the generosity of the Nevada Humanities. NOKA from Chino, CA, and Ardi Baltza from Elko, NV, along with performances by the local Zazpiak Bat Basque Dancers. For complete information visit their website, or click here. All events are free and open to the public.
Enjoy this teaser featuring Errebal performing in Eibar, Gipuzkoa this June. To view as a 360-degree video and see the dancing, click and drag:
For all dates and locations of Errebal's tour click here.