On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Basque community of Utah celebrated its already classic annual "Basque Dinner & Dance" fundraising festival. It is a Basque style menu dinner prepared by the volunteer chef team of the Basque Club of Utah, with entertainment by the Utah-ko Triskalariak Basque dancers. The video shows the first of the dances, a greeting and salute dance to the Ikurriña or Basque flag (video EuskalKultura.com)
Boiseko Ikastola children playing Danborrada in Boise, Idaho. Danborrada is a drum festival very popular in the city of Donostia-San Sebastian, in the Basque Country (video Boiseko Ikastola)
Mari Luz is a teacher from Donostia-San Sebastian who spent time in Sweden. She took advantage of her time there and taught her students at the Värgårdsskola school in Kisa to play the Danborrada. This is how it sounds directed from Donostia by videoconference (video Mari Luz Grandal, through EiTB.eus)
Lipdub by the 2017 Basque Udaleku (summer camp) kids, in Chascomús, Argentina, organized by the local Zingirako Euskaldunak Basque Club of Chascomus.
Today, in states like Idaho there are thousands of Basque Americans many of whose ancestors immigrated here a century ago to herd sheep. Henry Etcheverry is one of the last of the Basque sheepmen. His father, Jean Pierre, immigrated in 1929 from the Basque Country. Boise, Idaho has a large concentration of Basques, the Mayor is Basque and there’s an entire block dedicated to Basque businesses... By Kristen Dirksen (video Faircompanies.com)
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 (video Noticias TVEO).
Trikitxa accordionist Manu Iturregi and his musician friends and dancers of Aukeran demostrating the Basque festival staple of kalejira, with the band Klaperttarrak and the Aukeran dance company. The choreography is a blend of traditional and contemporary Basque dance, using stylized traditional dress. Recorded on July 1st, 2016 (video The Kennedy Center).
Concert by the Biotzetik choir from Boise, Idaho at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC on July 2, 2016. Director, Patty Gabica Haas; Explanations by Janice Mainvil (video The Kennedy Center)
At five o'clock in the afternoon, the last visitor to the Library of Congress left, and an army of half a hundred employees sneaked through the door, and in less than an hour they transformed it into a restaurant with 16 tables overlooking the Capitol. Basque chef Andoni Luis Aduriz from Errenteria was the main chef, accompanied by Bizkaian chefs Jose Miguel Olazabalaga, Txomin Gomez and Paul Ibarra. (video Deia)
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)