Wednesday night, meanwhile, traditionally a big night, was apparently rocked harder than ever thanks to the likes of Amuma Says No and the Oinkaris. Basques All Around the World group members Katie D’Angelo (remember her?) and Jose Antonio AlcayagaIII were there to soak up the atmosphere and give their take on the events of the evening.
There are just 4 days and 16 hours to go until the start of this year’s Jaialdi celebrations in Boise. Throughout the course of the festival, we’ll be bringing you news, images and updates of goings-on.
Residents of Pamplona have bid farewell to the San Fermines fiestas for another year, with a traditional rendition of ‘Pobre de mí‘. In addition, San Fermin Pelota final took place yesterday and Oinantz Bengoetexea and Patxi Ruiz won 22-12 against Titin and Pascual. San Fermin final tournament that took place at Labrit fronton.
After San Fermin 2010 kicked off on Tuesday July 6th, reports say that two people were injured, though not seriously on the first day. Several runners were knocked to the ground and trampled, but there were no gorings. On the second day, two people were gored and at least four more injured in falls. And lastly, today, one person was gored and two others injured in a panic-filled third running of the bulls at Navarre’s San Fermin festival.
On EITB.com you’ll find news, videos and reports about this year’s San Fermin festivities. You can also enjoy various photo galleries and of course our special infographic about the traditional running of the bulls.
In addition, we invite you to watch this video of the Bull-running from the 1920’s. In the 1920s, the runners ran with the bulls dressed in suit and tie. It was the butchers who made it fashionable to wear the tradition white suit and red scarf.
Jeff May, owner of Boise’s Bar Gernika, tells eitb.com’s journalist Igor Lansorena about preparations for Jaialdi 2010, and how Twitter is helping them to increase their clientele and make contacts in the ‘Old Country’.
And to finish with, for music lovers, a number of outstanding bands will be performing at this year’s Festival Bilbao BBK Live 2010 from July 8th to 10th, including Rammstein, Pearl Jam and Faith No More. Basque band from Bilbao Rise to Fall opened the BBK Live 2010 festival on Thursday but Rammstein was with any doubt the main protagonist of the night.
Watch videos of Rise against or Slayer and you can see photos of the concerts playing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday here:
There are some exciting happenings coming up in the Basque World this summer. In case you hadn’t heard (;-) Boise’s Jaialdi Festival has come round again and there are now just 21 days to go!
July 6th, of course, marks the beginning of what is probably the biggest, most famous, most spectacular fiesta in the whole of the Basque calendar: SAN FERMINES!!
12pm today was the traditional ‘txupinazo’ when a rocket officially announced the start of 9 days of partying, madness and joy. Catch the latest news, videos and photos today and throughout the next nine days on Eitb.com/en.
On the other side of the Atlantic, Igor has been speaking with Alberto Santana, head of the Basque Studies Center at Boise State University. He’s been talking about a rather different side to Jaialdi, where several academics have been invited to talk about the history behind Boise’s Basque names at a conference being held during the celebrations.
Basque daily newspaper DEIA, reporting on June 26th, announced October’s opening of Bar Basque in New York – the first ever Basque eatery to open in the US city, famous for its international cuisine.
A ‘First Thursday‘ packed with exciting events rings in a month that for Boise’s Basques marks the beginning of the lead-up toJaialdi, the biggest Basque cultural festival outside the Basque Country.
See more photos here: http://tinyurl.com/2vcymeq
Produced by trikitilariKepa Junkera, the latest album from Bertsolari Xabier Amuriza reflects his unending respect for Basque traditional music, but in a whole new, innovative light. Catch a glimpse. Bizi Beti is the latest album from Basque ‘Bertsolari’ (singer of improvised verse) Xabier Amuriza, produced by Kepa Junkera under the label of Hiri Records.
Watch this video: Paz de Ziganda Ikastola in Villava will host Nafarroa Oinez 2010 on October 17th under the slogan ‘Munduz Mundu’ (’All around the world’).
Don’t forget of course that AC/DC played in the Basque capital last night. By all accounts the whole of the San Mames stadium rocked to the Australian band’s gig, possibly their last ever – and they played it in Bilbao! Why would that be, we wonder..?
The "Basques around the world" blog follows the daily activity of our Facebook group of the same name; a meeting point for Basques to share information and the latest news concerning the Basque people from wherever they are in the world .