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The Basque Club of Northeast of Chubut, in Trelew, will adorn the exterior of its clubhouse with a large Basque mura

12/01/2020

The outside of the Basque Club of Northeast Chubut.  On the right, president Salvador Bonachea and Jesús María Rosa, who donated the materials (photo EE) The mural will be done by local artists Martina Mezzetti and Axel Díaz, graduates of UNLP, and will contain traditional symbols chosen by the Board of Directors, including baserris, the Tree of Gernika, a lauburu, eguzkilore, the Ikurriña, txapela and handkerchiefs, dantzaris, sheep and the sea.  Work on the mural was to begin last weekend, but had to be postponed due to the weather, but the ...

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The Juan de Garay Foundation announces the inauguration tomorrow of its “International Basque Book Virtual Fair”

11/30/2020

Image of the International Basque Book Fair’s website.  It is available in Spanish, Basque, French and English The Fair’s website can be visited beginning tomorrow, December 1sth through December 15th. The aim is to “bring those interested in Basque issues closer to the sites of publishers or specialized bookstores where they can see what material they offer and purchase it.” “The ‘Exhibitors,” section includes 15 links to online stores, including that of the foundation itself,” ...

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It has been 50 years since the Burgos Trials, whose tide of protest also included Basque clubs and communities around the world

11/30/2020

Along with many others, members of Basque clubs and communities protested in Australia, the United States, Latin America, Europe… It took place in 1970, 50 years ago this week.  In the martial court known as the Burgos Process, the Franco regime judged sixteen Basques in the general Captaincy of Burgos for belonging to ETA.  Six of them would be sentenced to death (three to double death sentences) with sentences totaling more than 500 years in prison.  However, the trial did not go well for the Fracoist government, with their ...

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Learn Basque dance online: “Dantza Munduan” has begun, apply for your scholarship before December 13

11/27/2020

Gorka Alvarez, Marian Elorza and Sabin Bikandi yesterday at the Lehendakaritza, looking at the digital Basque dance platform on a cell phone As Euskalkultura.eus announced last week: the Basque Government and the Aiko Taldea officially presented the innovative online training option that is offered to dancers and dance fans from Basque clubs around the world through the Aikoeskola.eus platform, in a first edition of the Dantza Munduan Program. With this, the executive responds to one of the requests made at the 2019 World Congress of ...

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On its 71st Anniversary the Tandil Basque Club presented the Church of Begoña with a sapling from the Tree of Gernika

11/27/2020

Cecilia Lejarreta, Maite Mutuberria de Gilabert, Maricarmen Dindart de Legarreta and Marta Etchegoyen de Echecoin fron Gure Etxea (photo EE) The donation took place at a simple event with few people attending following the COVID19 protocol.  On the occasion, some of the board of directors went to Our Lady of Begoña to present the symbolic gift to Fr. Guillermo di Pasquale (Willy). The priest blessed the tree and promised to plant it on church grounds after next winter. This is the first sapling delivered within the framework of a project to ...

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