One Hundred Percent Triki

100 % Triki was born from three individuals and their love for Basque music and maintaining their culture in a traditional way.  100 % Triki was a little surprised when The Boise Weekly named them the region’s best new Basque band of 2003; but this group of youngsters and their neo folk sound had been building a buzz in the Idaho scene since they began.


From left to right Cathy Petrissans, Andrea Bidart and Begona Echeverria.


Kern County Klika

1975 – The original Klika members of the Kern County Klika.

Southern California Klika

1967 - The first formation of the southern California Klika. From left to right: August Garat, Pierre Larrabure, Pele Berterretche, Pierre Paris, Pete Chilibolost, Laurent Telleria, Laurent Arretche, JL Indart, Xabier Aphessetche, Peyo Aphessetche, Pierre Arla and Michel Plaa.

The southern California Klika is based in Chino, San Bernardino County, California. It is one of four Klikas formed in California by Basque immigrants from Iparralde.

San Francisco Klika

1981 - San Francisco Klika.

“The oldest klika or Basque drum and bugle corps in the country was established and organized by Federic Fuldain1 in San Francisco in the spring of 1964 as part of the Basque Club. The San Francisco klika is the only one in the U.S. that incorporates the corde chasse, or French horn.


Txantxangorriak (which means robin in Basque) was formed in April 2001 after watching a group of triki and pandero players from Gipuzkoa (Txorimaloak) who were invited by the Jaialdi Committee to participate in Jaialdi 2000.


From L/R: Dan Ansotegui (accordion), Cathy Clarkson, (txistu), Josie Bilbao (Txistu andTtunttun), Patty Miller (Guitar), Chris Bieter (Guitar), and Sean Auccutt Pandereta).


Left to Right: Julian Lete (sound man/road mgr.) Mike Mansisidor, Chris Bieter, Dan Ansotegui, Edu Sarria and Ron Lemmon.

Jim Jausoro Orchestra

Jim Jausoro Orchestra

Jimmy Jausoro at accordion, Domingo Ansotegui at drums, Dick Lenhardt at trumpet, and Skip at Saxophone. Juanita Uberuaga Hormaechea Collection, bk 44, 115.

The Jim Jausoro Orchestra was established in 1957, playing both traditional Basque and contemporary music. The band played for weddings, Basque dances, and many social gatherings like picnics, in Idaho, (Boise, Nampa, Emmett, Mountain Home, Caldwell, Homedale, Grandview/Bruneau, Twin Falls) Nevada (Elko, Ely, Winnemucca) and Oregon (Ontario, Burns, Jordan Valley).

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