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Participants in Gaztemundu 2019 have begun arriving to the Basque Country to start the program on Monday

09/20/2019

Gaztemundu 2019 begins.  This weekend, the 15 participants chosen for this year’s Gaztemundu will arrive to gather for the first time on Sunday, and begin the program on Monday.  This year’s program coincides with the 7th World Congress of Basque Collectivities Abroad and so the program’s theme focusses on Basque club management.  Gaztemundu will run September 23-27 followed by some ...

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Watch the video here about Dan Ansotegui, Basque from Boise shown during the NEA Awards Ceremony

09/20/2019

Video about Dan Ansotegui that was shown at the National Heritage Fellowship awards ceremony “For me receiving the National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts is a sign of appreciation for everything that everybody has done aroun here".  "We are living it (the Basque culture) and having fun and teaching others about it."   "it gives me great satisfaction to see it continue and to know that the new generations are hooked on it, it ...

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Gerora and the Basque group “Baietz,” from Cordoba hosted the 2nd Active Musicians’ Gathering organized by FEVA

09/20/2019

Second gathering of Active Basque-Argentine Musicians organized by FEVA With the participation of 16 musicians from Argentine Basque clubs in Bahía Blanca, Córdoba (Gerora), Buenos Aires (Laurak Bat), Mar del Plata, Necochea, San Nicolás and Villa María, the 2nd Gathering of Active Musicians was held last weekend, September 14-15 organized by FEA.  The event was co-organized by the Gerora Association and its musicians including members of the Baietz ...

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Images of Dan Ansotegui, Basque from Boise, after receiving the National Heritage Fellowship Award in Washington DC

09/19/2019

Zorionak again Dan!  On Wednesday, Dan Ansotegui, was one of 10 awardees at this year’s 2019 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowships awards that recognize artists and persons who stand out for their careers in the world of folk arts and popular culture. After the awards ceremony, this Friday there will be a gala and a concert by those honored representing the good work being done in ...

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You can watch Dan Ansotegui receive the 2019 National Heritage Fellowship Award in Washington live tomorrow online

09/19/2019

Image of the awards published by the NEW (National Endowment for the Arts) (photo Gregg Mizuta) [CORRECTION: the act of delivery of the recognition was on Wednesday 18th and what will be broadcast on 20/21 life is the gala concert, with the honorees presenting and representing each one his/her music and his/her culture. We apologize for the confusion] Announced last June, on Friday, (8pm local time, or 2am on Saturday in the Basque Country) the "National Fellowship of the Arts" 2019 awards ...

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The Hiru Erreka Basque Club in Tres Arroyos invites dance groups, choirs, and Basque musicians to participate in its 20th anniversary festivities

09/19/2019

Hiru Erreka’s 20th Anniversary The local Basque club in Tre Arroyos is celebrating its first 20 years and will do so with a party.  As such, it is inviting dance groups of all ages and from all Basque clubs to come join them in a show that the club will put on Saturday, October 19th.  Along with dancing, there will also be music and choir performances from Basque clubs as well as the Municipal Choir.  Basque club who participate in ...

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The Txaranga from the Ibai’ko Izarra Basque Club livened up the parade of collectivities at the Immigrant Festival in Concordia

09/19/2019

“Carnaval de Lantz” at the Immigrant Festival in Concordia The city of Concordia in Entre Rios, celebrated the 26th edition of the Provincial Immigrant Festival last weekend.  As every year, it was up to the Ibai’ko Izarra to represent Euskal Herria at the festival, and a task carried out successfully with dancing on stage and typical dishes at the food and culture stand.  Among the dishes prepared by the sukaldaris were rice with seafood, and the classic ...

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October 1st is the deadline to enroll for training for those who wish to teach Basque abroad

09/18/2019

The course will take place in Vitoria-Gasteiz October 4-November 30th Deadline to sign up for the Basque instructor-training course to teach at universities or other centers of higher education abroad is October 1st. The course is organized by the Etxepare Basque institute along with the Vice-Provost of Euskara and Continuing Training at the University of the Basque Country and will take place in Vitoria-Gasteiz October 4-November 30 according to the Etxepare Basque Institute.

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The Ibai Txori Basque Club in Concepcion del Uruguay planted a sapling of the Tree of Gernika in the town’s main plaza

09/18/2019

Planting the Tree of Gernika in Concepcion del Uruguay On the Basque community’s initiative, along with the city government, members and friends of the Ibai Txori Basque Club planted a sapling of the Tree of Gernika in Ramirez Plaza.  The ceremony took place as part of the Day of the Diaspora festivities and was attended by the local mayor, Jose Lauritto. The sapling was donated by the Zazpirak Bat Basque Club in Rosario according to club sources.

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The Governor of Idaho’s visit to Euskadi rekindles rumors about a match between Athletic and Real in Boise at Jaialdi

09/17/2019

Governor Little and his wife with Unai Rementeria and Aitor Elizegi with an Athletic Jersey with his name on it during his visit to the team’s headquarters (photo Athletic) Continuing his visit to Euskadi, Governor Brad Little, in his first visit abroad since taking office in January, accompanied by his wife and a delegation from Idaho that arrived in Bilbao on Sunday, visited the headquarters of Athletic this afternoon, accompanied by the Deputy General (president) of Bizkaia, Unai Rementeria and the soccer club’s president, Aitor Elizegi.  Along with them, others from the ...

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