Expressive Idaho: The Basque Accordion Builds Community In Idaho

Sep 24, 2020

From Boise’s Basque Block to the Jaialdi Festival, to the Trailing of the Sheep in Ketchum, music and food, Basque culture plays a big role in southern Idaho and Dan Ansotegui has played a big role in promoting that.

Ansotegui teaches traditional Basque push button accordion music that accompanies many community events.


We continue our cultural series, Expressive Idaho, with Ansotegui’s story. Arlie Sommer produced this in partnership with the Idaho Commission on the Arts