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In 1960 the legendary bertsolariak Mattin and Xalbador (at
right) were singing when their bertso were interrupted, and this
served to spark the creation of the San Francisco Basque Club
because it dawned on some that they needed to get together
amongst themselves to keep our Basque culture alive.
To commemorate this event, to pay tribute to Xalbador & Mattin
and to celebrate the Basque language, the S.F. Basque Club is
hosting a major league bertso saioa featuring the current (Maialen
Lujanbio) and former (Andoni Egana) bertsolari champions from
the Basqueland, and all four active U.S. bertsolariak (Johnny
Curutchet, Gratien Alfaro, Jesus Goni & Martin Goicoechea).
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There aren't many opportunities
like this one to experience this level of bertsolaritza.
And this program will be offering a simultaneous English
[loose] translation on a nearby screen.
ZORIONAK 50 URTE: 50th