This week’s Alive After Five coincides with Jaialdi, so it’s only natural that Boise’s most famous Basque band, Amuma Says No, is performing on the Grove this evening.
Jaialdi is a Basque celebration held once every five years that draws an extra 35,000-40,000 people into Boise, to find out pretty much everything there is to know about the event, click here.
Amuma Says No blends traditional Basque music with 21st century rock, pop and jazz. The septet recently loaded up their panderos and trikitixas to play the Elko Basque Festival in Nevada, followed by a July 14 gig at the Library of Congress and The Kennnedy Center in Washington D.C. They’re scheduled for the opening slot of Alive After Five, with Basque Night festivities taking over afterwards.
Be prepared to get your jautzi on, there’ll be plenty of traditional dancers, Basque musicians, food and drink as the Grove turns into a full-blown alderdi.
Check out this video of Amuma Says No playing at the 2009 San Inazio celebration.