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The Eusko Etxea in Viña-Valparaiso announced its upcoming events that include a Night of Basque Song this Thursday

06/24/2019

Poster of this Thursday’s event After the emotional farewell of Aita Kepa Bilbao Laca, who passed away in Viña del Mar on June 14th, the Basque club has announced its upcoming events that include this Thursday, June 28th, a night of Basque song in Euskera and Spanish, thanks to the Lusitania Duo.  During the gathering presented as a “ San Fermin warmup,” there will be Basque poetry and dancing.  The event will be at ...

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The Focos Foundation invites writers to participate in the “Immigrant Women in Argentina” project

06/24/2019

Call for “Immigrant Women in Argentina” The Focos Foundation of Social Commitment for Action invites writers aged 18 and older, regardless of gender or nationality, to present unpublished works on the subject “Women Immigrants in Argentina.” Texts may be journalistic notes, interviews/reports, short stories or poems about immigrant women who have resided or residing in Argentina currently and reflect “the social commitment of these ...

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The Basque city of Donibane Lohizune and Bakersfield, California officially become sister cities

06/21/2019

Basque festivals in Bakersfield at the fronton at the Kern County Basque club’s faciltiites Conversations and previous steps have been taking place since 2016, and these last years delegations from the coastal Lapurdi city visited the city in California and vice versa.  Coinciding with this new phase, Donibane Lohizune (St. Jean de Luz) and Bakersfield are going to carry out youth exchange programs providing stays to facilitate getting to know and learn in another city, thanks to the cultural ...

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Some 20 teachers in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay will take the HABE Basque level exam in Buenos Aires in July

06/21/2019

Group photo at the Summer Barnetegi 2019 As part of the extraordinary call of the Etxepare Basque Institute, students from the Euskara Munduan Program who are currently working as teachers in Basque clubs in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay who will be able to certify their Basque language knowledge taking the HABE level exam.  The exam will be taking place July 26-28 in Buenos Aires directed by Jose Francisco Zinkunegi and with Argentinean teachers Irene ...

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The Maipu Basque Club held a Dantzari Gathering in honor of “the true ambassadors of the institution”

06/21/2019

The event had a Great atmosphere probably due to its great organization Inspired by the desire to “get together, remember, talk and relive group moments of Egunabar (name of their dance group),” the Anaitasuna Basque Club held its first Dantzari and Ex-Dantzaris Gathering. The event was for dancers of all ages, but unfortunately, the numbers were not as large as hoped.  Those attending though did enjoy the activities planned, photos and videos, pintxos, tripakiak and ...

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Inauguration in London of the exhibit “The Basque Children: The Story of Refugee Children,” until July 16

06/20/2019

Exhibit program “The Basque Children: Story of the Children Refugees from the Spanish Civil War” is the name of the exhibit and program that is taking place at the Islington Museum in London (245 St John Street, London EC1V 4NB) June 15-July 16.  Admission is free and the initiative includes the story of 4,000 Basque children who came to the UK fleeing the war.  Talks, testimonies of the children and ...

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The Basque Community in Venezuela raises a monolith in honor of Alejo Zuloaga, founder of the University of Carabobo

06/20/2019

Monolith in honor of Dr. Alejo Zuloaga at the University As part of the “Route of the Basques in Venezuela” initiative, the Federation of Basque Clubs in Venezuela has dedicated a monolith at the President’s office of the University of Carabobo in honor of the founder, and the university’s first president, Dr. Alejo Zuloaga Egusquiza.  Great grandson of Basques from Gipuzkoa, the illustrious lawyer and educator, born in 1853 in San Joaquin was ...

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Patagonia, Argentina: The Mendiko Eusko Etxea in Bariloche celebrates its 38th anniversary with members and friends

06/20/2019

38th anniversary of the Mendiko Eusko Etxea The local Basque club celebrated its birthday with dinner on June 15th at the club’s facilities, just meters from the Nahuel Huapi Lake.  In a warm atmosphere, some 70 people enjoyed the homemade menu and Basque dances performed by the club’s txiki dancers who performed an Aurresku among other dances.  Club president, Stella Maris Larraburu, addressed those present and invited everyone to toast ...

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Boise Basque musician, Dan Ansotegui is recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2019 NEA National Heritage Fellow

06/19/2019

Image used to announced the NEA award (photoGregg Mizuta) Only nine of these awards are made annually, and since its beginnings, 440 Americans in all disciplines and artistic conditions have received one.  It is the “National Fellowship of the Arts,” the highest honor in the United States in the world of folk and traditional arts." This is the second time that an Idahoan Basque has been awarded, the first being Jim Jausoro, who received the honor ...

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Film today at the Coronel Pringles Basque Club inviting all to join dance, Euskera, gastronomy, choir…

06/19/2019

Little sukaldaris at the gastronomy workshop at Eusko Biltzar in Coronel Pringles at classes offered every Saturday The Eusko Biltzar Basque Club in Coronel Pringles will show the film Tasio by Montxo Armendariz today at 7:30pm.  The proposal includes bar service after the film.  There will be pintxos, beverages, and “the best Basque climate,” to enjoy in no hurry since tomorrow is a holiday in the country, the Day of the Argentinean Flag.  The Basque club has made a favorable evaluation of its ...

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