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Sat, Aug 03


Yakima Valley Museum

Oinkari Basque Dancers

These talented dancers from Idaho have an innate respect for their cultural heritage that makes their performance a whirl of flying feet, snapping fingers, ancient music and shouts of exhortation - a thrilling combination of precision and enthusiasm.

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Oinkari Basque Dancers
Oinkari Basque Dancers

Time & Location

Aug 03, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902, USA

About The Event

Oinkari means 'one who does with his feet' or 'dancer' in the Basque language. All the Oinkari dancers are of Basque descent and some of them speak or are learning to speak Euskara, the Basque language. The group is accompanied by their wonderful musicians playing the accordion, the txistu (a type of flute), pandero (similar to a tambourine), and alboka (a single-reed woodwind instrument traditionally made from animal horn). They have performed all over the western US and in the Basque provinces of Spain.

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