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Meeting of the Basque Collectivities Advisory Board: Urkullu stressed the opportunity that the Diaspora provides Euskadi

02/10/2020

Members of the Relations with Basque Collectivities Abroad Advisory Board at the meeting held February 7, 2020 Presided by the Lehendakari, the Relations with Basque Collectivities Abroad Advisory Board met last Friday in Vitoria-Gasteiz at its first session since the 7th World Congress of Basque Collectivities Abroad celebrated last October in Bilbao.  Among those present were the three representatives elected at the Congress, Arantxa Anitua from Argentina representing the Basque clubs in Central and South America; ...

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Basque-Argentine Film: Pre-Production of the film “El Vasco” begins with the participation of the local Basque community

02/10/2020

Poster for “El Vasco,” a Basque-Argentine production On Saturday, February 1st, pre-production of the film “El Vasco” (The Basque) began in the city of Villa Maria with well-known actors from both countries including Itziar Aizpuru and Joseba Usabiaga; and from Argentina Eduardo Blanco, Inés Efron and Murial Santana. Although what will undoubtedly provide a special touch to the work is the involvement of the Basque ...

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Film, awards, pilota, EGAN…all part of the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center’s 38th Anniversary festivities

02/07/2020

The San Francisco Klika is also part of the program of activities for the Basque Cultural Center’s 38th anniversary The San Francisco Basque Club and the Basque Cultural Center will celebrate the 38th Anniversary of the center, February 15-16th along with hosting the Winter NABO meeting. Highlights of the weekend include the screening of the documentary “The Seven in One Way” by Denise Orpustan Love; pilota matches with pilotaris from Euskal Herria; dancing to the rhythm of the mythic music group EGAN; and the ...

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Julen Ruiz de Azua is re-elected as president of the Mexico Euskal Etxea whose priority is increasing its membership

02/07/2020

Julen Ruiz de Azua’s management of the club has resulted in the endorsement of the Mexico City Euskal Etxea’s members The Euskal Etxea in Mexico City held its annual General Assembly last week where elections were held.  Club members re-elected Julen Ruiz de Asua and his team.  Ruis de Azua and his treasurer, Josu Garritz, provided a summary of the activities and accounts of 2019 and were thanked warmly by the members and especially by the “Emakumea” group.  Ruiz de Azua was successful during his lst ...

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Filmmakers Mirentxu Loyarte and Iratxe Fresneda and their films will be at the Arsenal Film Institute of Berlin this weekend

02/06/2020

Poster for the film exhibition of Mirentxu Loyarte and Iratxe Fresneda in Berlin with both filmmakers in attendance Two female filmmakers of different generations and their films will be the stars this Friday and Saturday at the Arsenal Institute of Film and Video Art in Berlin.  Mirentxu Loyarte is 83, and was a female pioneer in Basque film.  She is visiting Berlin with her two works “Irrintzi” (1978), and “Euskal emakumeak,” (Basque Women) (Ikuska, 12) (1981).  The program will ...

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The Navarrese Center in Buenos Aires celebrates 125 years and launches a newsletter and a program of activities through December

02/06/2020

Dantzaris from the Centro Navarro at the “Buenos Aires Celebrates” festival The Centro Navarro in the city of Buenos Aires celebrates its 135th birthday in 2020 and the institution has already begun preparing for a year that will be full of festivities.  The anniversary doesn’t just come along with cultural and recreational activities, but there will also be renovations during the month of January to improve and maintain the clubhouse located on Moreno Street in the city of ...

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Five Chilean youth are taking a Basque class at the Zornotza Barnetegi with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute

02/06/2020

Chilean students at the Zornotza Barnetegi.  From left to right, Gonzalo Salazar, Catalina Bustos, Juan Idrovo, Denisse Valenzuela and Victoria Castro Thanks to the agreement signed by the Etxepare Basque Institute, and the Aurten Bai Foundation, students from Chile Juan Idrovo, Catalina Bustos, Victoria Castro, Denisse Valenzuela and Gonzalo Salazar are currently in a three-week stay at the Zornotza Barnetegi.  The youth have previously done a semester of Basque language courses either at the Pontifical Catholic University or the University of Chile within ...

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Tokyo will host Euskal Astea-Basque Week next July as part of the Euskadi-Japan 2020 initiative

02/05/2020

The Tokioko Euskal Etxea will collaborate in Basque Week nest July.  Logo of the Japan Weekend this February in Bilbao In hopes of reaching the most people possible the final details of the Basque Week program are being finalized and they will include different blocks of participatory outdoor activities in privileged locations.  Cultural, traditional sports (Herri Kirolak) and culinary experiences will be offered, seeking the active participation of spectators in aspects of Basque culture, traditions and gastronomy in ...

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Members of the local Basque club encouraged Basque cyclists during “San Juan Vuelta 2020”

02/05/2020

The Basque team Orbea Foundation with fans from the local Basque club at the “San Juan Itzulia 2020” The 38th edition of the bike race “San Juan Vuelta” took place January 26-February 2nd.  During a week, 167 cyclists from various corners of the world raced more than a thousand kilometers, distributed in seven stages and traveling through typical mountain landscapes.  Among the competitors, was a Basque group, the Orbea Foundation Team that was welcomed by members of the local Basque club as ...

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The traveling Basque film series turns ten and wants to celebrate in your euskal Etxea; contact them to set a date

02/05/2020

Carlos Gabilondo will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Traveling Basque Film project The project put together in Argentina by film enthusiast Carlos Gabilondo has reached its 10th anniversary in 2020 and wants to celebrate in all the Basque clubs that it has visited over the years and “it was so well-received.” It has already set dates at some institutions and invites others who haven’t done so yet to contact them to be included in what will be a huge tour this year, in ...

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