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“The New York Times” reports on this week’s opening of Haizea Restaurant by Mikel de Luis in New York City

05/22/2020

Chef Mike de Luis in a public note this Tuesday in the “New York Times” just before inaugurating the Haizea Restaurant This is not an ordinary opening.  After the obligatory New York restaurant closures because of the Coronavirus, last Wednesday, the Haizea Restaurant by Chef Mikel de Luis, has opened its doors in Soho, after a two-month postponement due to COVID-19.  Now the wait is over, and it is open albeit only for takeout, offering a special menu available Wednesdays through Sundays, with pickup ...

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June 15th is the deadline to apply for the Manuel Irujo Research Scholarship at the University of Liverpool

05/22/2020

Politician from Navarre, Manuel de Irujo y Ollo (Estella-Lizarra, 1891 - Iruña-Pamplona, 1981) (photo Auñamendi Eusko Entziklopedia) Supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute, the Manuel Irujo Chair at the University of Liverpool began the Manuel Irujo Scholarship in Basque Studies in 2019. June 15 is the deadline to apply for the 2020 scholarship. It covers the fees to support a Master of Research (MRes) in Basque Studies beginning in September 2020. The scholarship provides full fees at the Home/EU student ...

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Argentina: The Lyric Soul Foundation will include Basque opera and traditional song at its virtual concert on Friday

05/21/2020

Victoria Roldán and Cristian Carrero at one of the online performances In hopes of staying in touch with its audience, the Lyric Soul Foundation in Bahia Blanca is developing talks and live concerts on its Instagram and Facebook accounts.  As part of the program, and in a presentation entitled, “Viva España!” that includes artistic productions from the north of the peninsula, soprano Victoria Roldan and tenor Cristian Carrero will perform arias and duos from ...

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Images of Basque children evacuated to England during the war dancing in their camps (see video)

05/21/2020

Images that could easily be from one of the Dantzari Parades at Semana Nacional Vasca Argentina The images reproduced here were saved by the Dantzan.eus website from the archives of Filmoteca EspañolaFilmoteca and RTVE.  They are images from 1938-39 and show Basque children who had been evacuated to England in the ship called Habana to save them from the bombings by Franco’s rebels and allies.  Here you can see an exhibition of dance organized in one of the camps where ...

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Aita Antton will broadcast what would have been the Bakersfield Basque Picnic Mass this Sunday in Basque and English

05/21/2020

Aita Antton (Franciscan priest) says mass every Sunday in Basque and English in California as well as the Rosary every day On the Basque calendar this weekend marks the Bakersfield Basque Picnic organized by the Kern County Basque Club.  With the current situation provoked by the pandemic, the annual event has been cancelled.  Nevertheless, as previously with the Fresno and Los Banos picnics, Aita Antton Egiguren will say mass on Sunday for anyone wishing to tune in.  Mass is a traditional part of most Basque picnics ...

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The Euskal Etxea in Comodoro Rivadavia turns 97 celebrating it with a varied program of online activities

05/20/2020

The Comodoro Rivadavia Euskal Etxea celebrating its 97th anniversary online during these difficult times The oldest Basque club in Patagonia, the Euskal Etxea in Comodoro Rivadavia turns 97 today.  The quarantine has obliged cancelling all of the club’s face-to-face activities like choir, dance, sports, but club members didn’t want the anniversary to pass without celebrating it and so have created a varied chronogram of activities online for the entire community.

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The Etxepare Basque Institute reports that COVID-19 has created an increase in online Basque sessions, classes and activity

05/20/2020

The Euzko Alkartasuna Basque Club in Macachin, Argentina held its first online Basque class yesterday During the emergency situation provoked by the Coronavirus in the world, the education system has made a great effort to adapt its classes to online platforms.  The Etxepare Basque Institute did so with Basque language and culture courses that are managed around the world, as part of the Euskera Munduan program, as well as those taught as part of its university lectureships, as indicated in this ...

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Chile: Positive evaluation of new Euskera classes that the Viña-Valparaiso Basque Club offers online, join in!

05/20/2020

Are you interested in learning Basque online?  Classes at the Viña-Valparaiso Basque club (also beginning). Email euzkoetxeavinadelmar@gmail.com As in many other places around the world, the Eusko Etxea in Viña del Mar-Valparaiso had to convert its face-to-face Basque classes to online ones during the quarantine.  Leire Martinez de Luco, from Pamplona, who is her fifth year as a Basque teacher is happy with this year, and the new virtual model, since she has more students, “a dozen, six of them are brand new.  It shows that there are ...

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Euskal Sustraiak Basque Club in Trenque Lauquen turns 22 and will celebrate online posting videos and images

05/19/2020

22nd anniversary of the Euskal Sustraiak Basque Club in Trenque Lauquen Euskal Sustraiak turned 22 last Thursday, on May 15th, and obliged by the current coronavirus situation had to cancel its original festivities, deciding instead to celebrate on social media.  All month long, they will be publishing images, commentary on the club’s history from tis foundation till the present, through a selection of photos and videos that include the club’s most significant moments. ...

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The Noriega Hotel Basque Restaurant is for sale/rent in Bakersfield. Want to know the asking price?

05/19/2020

Images of the of the Noriega Hotel in Bakersfield, including its kantxa (photo EuskalKultura.eus) The Coronavirus brought us bad news from Bakersfield that the historic Noriega Hotel would not reopen after the mandatory confinement phase.  The building, that still guards the memories and experiences of several generations of California Basques has now been put on the market, and it remains to be seen what's to be the future of this classic meeting point for Basques and non-Basques in the area, witness ...

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