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Ten teachers/students from Argentina and Uruguay begin a Barnetegi in Lazkao as part of “Euskara Munduan”

01/21/2021

Seated, Sebastián Amaya, Laura Moreno, Florencia Deniz and Andrea Bella; standing Lautaro Pincheira, Marcela Inda, Begoña Tisera, Anabel Jaureguiberry, Alfredo Laborde and Marcial Agostini Zubillaga Having overcome the difficulties imposed by the pandemic and arriving, via a jammed Barajas due to snow storm Filomena, Lazkao is hosting ten young people from Argentina and Uruguay as part of their training as Basque teachers.  The group took its exams in Argentina in mid-2019, as part of the Euskara Mundan Program, training that they will now be complete with this Barnetegi at the Maizpide Euskaltegi in ...

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Twenty-eight students, future Basque instructors at Basque Clubs in South America complete their third Barnetegi

01/19/2021

Some of the students that participated in this their third Barnetegi (second online) as part of the “Euskara Munduan Program” These are 28 online students from Basque clubs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay in the “Euskara Munduan Program” that are being trained to be Basque instructors in their respective Euskal Etxeak.  The pandemic has modified their learning. After a first regular Barnetegi in January 2020, their last Barnetegi in July (winter) was held online, just like this one, which they attended ...

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Tutorial on how to play the Tamborrada provided by the directors at the Buenos Aires Laurak Bat Basque Club

01/19/2021

Tamborrada is a tradition in Basque communities in Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, China, Spain... Tamborrada tutorial from Buenos Aires This Wednesday is San Sebastian Day, the traditional day of the Tamborrada celebration in Donostia.  This year, in the middle of a pandemic, it is strange, with mobility restrictions, curfews, and the festivities, as we know them, canceled in Donostia, although Tamborrada lives and beats in those who live and feel it every year.  The hope of recovering the celebration as it was ...

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Only two days until San Sebastian: in person Tamborradas cancelled, but adherence to virtual celebrations

01/18/2021

Children's danborrada recorded a few days before Once again, we are just days before January 20th, San Sebastian Day, but as in many other areas, this time in a rare and unprecedented context because of COVID-19.  In Donostia, the Town Hall had announced that the usual celebration would be impossible with no in person events taking place.  In our case, the main headquarters of EuskalKultura.eus is in Donostia, and during this time, we always participate ...

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Jaialdi is postponed, the tour of Athletic to Boise and the US pushed to 2022. Athletic wins the Supercopa competition!

01/18/2021

Athletic beat Barcelona yesterday winning the Supercopa.  In Boise, “Kuadrilla 2020” t-shirts on sale to support COVID-19 relief Organizers of Jaialdi made the decision last Thursday to postpone Jaialdi until 2022.  Afterwards, the group “Basque Soccer Friendly,” that was preparing a soccer match featuring Athletic Bilbao in Boise the weekend prior, also announced that its even has also been pushed back. Jaialdi is a huge festival and event that takes place every five years in Idaho’s capital city. In its present ...

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This Sunday is the last day to RSVP for the Axoa Lunch at the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center

01/15/2021

An image that not to be repeated this time, of one of the popular meals served in the SF Basque Cultural Center’s fronton (photo EuskalKultura.eus) The Basque Cultural Center (Gure Euskal Etxea) in San Francisco is getting ready for its traditional Axoa Lunch next week.  Axoa is a traditional dish in Iparralde, said to originate in the area of Ezpeleta, and includes veal, peppers from Ezpeleta and onion.  Due to the pandemic this year it will be prepared in the kitchens of the Center to take away and consume at home.  The schedule for pickup next ...

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A project on emigration from Bizkaia to the USA by Zuriñe Goitia and Asier Barandiaran receives the 2021 Barandiaran Scholarship

01/14/2021

Anthropologist Zuriñe Goitia and philologist Asier Barandiaran (photo Labayru - Bizkaie!) The project entitled "Emigration from Bizkaia to the United States in the Twentieth Century from an Ethnological Perspective," presented by anthropologist Zuriñe Goitia and the philologist Asier Barandiaran, was awarded the 2021 José Miguel de Barandiaran Foundation scholarship as reported this morning by the Foundation itself. The scholarship is endowed with ten thousand euros and the ...

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The Liberoamerika Platform proposes young writers in Euskal Herria and the Diaspora to publish their works

01/14/2021

An invitation from Liberoamerika to young writers from Euskal Herria, and the Diaspora or anywhere in the world The Liberoamerica project that is already active in Argentina and Euskal Herria, (where it functions as Liberoamerika) aims to unite different cultures and languages with special emphasis on feminism, experimentation and diversity, through the publication and dissemination of works by young creators. In 2020 they published the anthology Izotzetan islatuak and in this newly begun 2021, Liberoamerika ...

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The Txoko Ona Basque Club in Homedale invites its members to vote for its Board of Directors by mail

01/13/2021

Annual dance, which celebrated its 20th edition at the Txoko Ona Basque Club in Homedale, was held just prior to the pandemic A few days ago, we announced that the Euzkaldunak Basque Club in Boise adjusted its General Assembly, held annually the last week of January due to the pandemic. As a result, voting for the open spots on its Board of Directors will be carried out by mail. This time, the Txoko Ona Basque Club in Homedale also let us know that they will be holding elections in the same way.

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Change in Mexico: Jose Maria Cazalis will replace Ibon Mendibelzua at the head of the Delegation of Euskadi in Mexico

01/12/2021

Jose Maria Cazalis Change in the Delegation of Euskadi in Mexico.  The Basque Government has approved at its Governing Council meeting this morning, the dismissal of the delegate of Euskadi in Mexico, Ibon Mendibelzua, and the appointment of Jose Maria Cazalis as the new delegate.  These decissions will come into force when they are published in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country in the coming days.

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