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Members of the Madrid Euskal Etxea provided their voices to the film “Erase una vez en Euskadi,” by Manu Gomez

09/24/2021

Basque students at the Euskal Etxea in Madrid recording in the studio During this september days when Donostia is intensely experiencing the 69th edition of its Zinemaldia (SSIFF, San Sebastian International Film Festival,) on Wednesday “Once upon a Time in Euskadi” debuted by Basque director, Manu Gomez (Arrasate, 1973). The film tells the story of the 80s in the Basque Country from the gaze of the four children who star in it.  What perhaps few know, is ...

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Baskos de la Confluencia Basque Club resumes its radio show “Txalaparta,” produced by Pedro and Maite Arana

09/24/2021

“Txalaparta,” the radio program by the Baskos de la Confluencia Basque Club begins a new season “Txalaparta,” began in 2017 in the heart of the Baskos de la Confluencia Basque Club with the aim of “reporting on institutional activities and announcing various cultural events in Euskal Herria including music, sports, history and language among others.”  The program could be heard all year long until February of 2018 on FM Confluencia, as well as on the club’s social ...

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Margarita Mathieu, of the Denak Bat Basque Club in Cañuelas, receives the brand new “Iparragirre” prize

09/24/2021

Certificate of the new “Iparragirre” prize awarded by the first time by Musicians without Borders to Margarita Mathieu Reference at the Basque Club in Cañuelas, Margarita Mathieu was awarded the “Jose Maria Iparragirre,” award presented annually beginning this year by the NGO in Gasteiz, Musicians without Borders. The award was presented virtually as part of the Day of the Basque Diaspora festivities by Professor Cesar Arrondo, one of the main promoters of the distinction, at the end of his talk about ...

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The Basque Government offers four scholarships to train in Foreign Affairs, two in Vitoria-Gasteiz and another two in Brussels

09/23/2021

Deadline to apply is October 1st.  Youth residing in the Diaspora who fulfill the requirements may also apply The Basque Government is providing four Scholarships for training for youth, two for opportunities in Vitoria-Gasteiz, at the Secretary General of Foreign Action, and two more in Brussels at the Delegation of Euskadi at the European Union. Each includes a twelve-month stay, and in the case of Vitoria-Gasteiz the award is 16,000 Euros while that of Brussels is 24,000 Euros.  Requirements include a university ...

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Members of the Aberri Etxea Basque Club will embody characters from Basque Mythology in a performance in Viedma

09/23/2021

Basque club members will play the parts of 10 characters from traditional Basque mythology The Aberri Etxea Basque Club did not want the pandemic to cloud the celebration of its 25th anniversary, which has been carrying out a complete program of activities virtually.  Starting this week, however, health measures now allow some in person activities following protocols, and the club invites everyone to an Exhibition on Basque Mythology, which it will offer this Saturday on the city’s ...

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The Euzko Etxea in La Plata planted a sapling from the Tree of Gernika, certified by the Bizkaia authorities in front of its clubhouse

09/22/2021

A new Tree of Gernika in La Plata As part of its Day of the Basque Diaspora activities, the local Basque club planted a sapling from the Tree of Gernika in front of its facilities located on Calle 58 and 14. Attending the ceremony was club’s mayor, Elena Bilbao, club president, Javier Clua, both of whom addressed those in attendance as well as unveiled a plaque attesting to the authenticity of the sapling as “Son of the Tree of ...

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After being cancelled in 2020, Basques in Montpellier are getting ready to celebrate their “Euskal Besta” this Sunday

09/22/2021

th 2021 Euskal Peska in Motpellier will be this Sunday, September 26th Leaving the summer behind, with the new school year in person events are coming back and the Basques in Montpellier, who cancelled their 2020 “Euskal Besta” due to the pandemic, are getting ready to celebrate it this year with renewed enthusiasm this Sunday, September 26th. Guests from the Basque Country invited by the “Eskualdunak” Basque Club in Montpellier include the “Kantu,” ...

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Don’t forget that the deadline to submit your work to the Basque Writing Contest at UNR is September 30th

09/22/2021

September 30th is the deadline September 30th is the deadline to submit your work to the 2021 Basque Writing Contest at the University Of Nevada, Reno. Works in English that have not been published, or that are not in the process of being so, are eligible.  The theme is all things related to Basque culture, the Basques in the world, or any other related topic having to do with Basque.  Contest results will be published in ...

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Izaskun Kortazar will give two talks this week in Alicante about the future of Euskera and the challenges it faces

09/21/2021

Basque professor at the Official School of Languages in Alicante Izaskun Kortazar Errekatxo, will give two talks this week in Alacant about the future of Euskera and the challenges that it is facing.  The first, in Spanish, will take place today, and the second will be next Thursday, in Valencian.  Admission is open although seating is limited.  RSVP are requested for Thursday’s talk ...

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Board elections at the Centro Navarro in Bolivar, Argentina: Mariana Sardon elected as its new president

09/21/2021

New board of directors at the Centro Navarro in Bolivar with new president, Mariana Sardon in front The Centro Navarro in Bolivar held its General Assembly on Saturday, August 7th, where elections were held for its board of directors.  Mariana Sardon, of Baztan descent, daughter of former active member of the Marta Ladux, takes over as president from Miguel Angel Lasa, who was elected as club’s treasurer.  The new board of directors if now comprised of the following:

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