Nevada Rural Marketing Grant Opportunity

NevadaGood news for rural Nevada communities with fewer than 100,000 people; the Nevada Division of Tourism has now opened the call for Rural Marketing Grants for events that will take place between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. These grants are aimed to develop, promote and improve tourism to and within the State of Nevada. If you are holding an event that will generate room nights in your community, then this may be of interest to you. For complete grant guidelines click here. Deadline to apply is April 22, 2016.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Applications

SmithsonianAs previously reported, this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival June 29-July 4 and July 7-10, 2016 will feature the Basques. We have now received application information for people interested in performing, or presenting as well as vendor information for the event. If your group is interested in performing (dancers, singers, klika, bertsolaris) you will find full information here. If you are a vendor that would like your products sold at the "Marketplace" then click here.

Bernardo Yanci (1926-2016)

BernardoWe were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bernardo Yanci, longtime resident of Elko, NV, founding member of the Elko Basque club, and prominent musician and figure in Basque America. Bernardo died suddenly on January 17th at his home in Boise. A vigil service will be held on Thursday, January 21st at 7pm at St. John's Cathedral in Boise, with the funeral also being held there on Friday the 22nd at 10am. In the words of Jean Flesher, "The end of an Era. The last of the great Basque-American accordionists has left us. He and Jimmy Jausoro were my musical role models and mentors and after whom I have strived to pattern my style of playing. He has definitely left a hole in our community and I will miss him dearly." On behalf of everyone at NABO, our heartfelt condolences to Bernardo's family and everyone who loved him. Goian Bego.


Bernardo Yanci, Basque Music from Nevada Stories & NV Arts Council on Vimeo.



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