2018 NABO Mus Champions

2018 NABO Mus
Left to right: Pierre Etcharren, NABO Mus Chairperson; Jose Mari Artiach; Juan Egana; Tiburcio Sarratea; Frank Vargas; Annie Gavica, NABO President (Photo: Sam Snodgrass)

This last weekend Homedale's Txoko Ona Basque Club was the site of the 2018 NABO Mus Championships. Forty-five teams vied for the opportunity to represent the United States and NABO at the upcoming International Mus Tournament that will take place in Macachin, Argentina, hosted by the Euzko Alkartasuna Basque club, in September. At the end of the day, Tiburcio Sarratea and Frank Vargas, representing the Santa Rosa Basque Club, were the winners. Second place went to Juan Egana and Jose Mari Artiach (representing the home team at Txoko Ona. Congratulations to everyone who participated, and on behalf of everyone at NABO, Eskerrik Asko to everyone at Txoko Ona for once again hosting a wonderful event! Zorionak deneri!


Txerriki Contest This Weekend

TxerrikiIts NABO Txerriki time again! The 7th annual Txerriki contest will be held in Winnemucca, NV on Saturday, June 9th at 3pm as part of NABO Convention festivities. Eligible entries include tripota, morcilla, txorizo and lukainka. There will be a special category for pate this year as well. Remember only homemade products please. Entries will be judged in a blind taste test to determine the winner in each of the four categories. Entries can be made individually or by organization. If you would like to participate, please email Valerie Arrechea ASAP. Sorte on deneri!

Here are some photos from the 2017 edition of Txerriki:


Kutsidazu Bidea, Ixabel is Film of the Month

As many of you may have noticed, this year's NABO calendar now features films that are part of the NABO Filmategi, or Basque Film Library. This month's film is Kutsidazu Bidea, Ixabel. The story is set in 1978 when Juan Martin, a city boy who has studied Euskara in a class environment decides to immerse himself in the Basque of a rural village by spending a summer on a Basque farm. NABO created the film library to facilitate movie screenings at Basque clubs. If your club would be interested in showing any of the films available, all you have to do is email: with your request. A complete catalogue of the films is also available here.




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