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As part of its 80th Anniversary, the Lagun Onak Choir shares the stage this Saturday with the Denak Bat Camerata

08/02/2019

The Lagun Onak Choir and the Denak Bat camerata at the San Ignacio Concert In the year of its 80th anniversary, the Lagun Onak Choir in Buenos Aires will be part of the San Ignacio festivities this Saturday at the Laurak Bat Basque Club.  They will perform a concert along with the Denak Bat Camerata directed by Xabier Iñaki de Arza Blanco and together will perform a repertoire tht includes classics in Basque like Aita Gurea by Francisco de Madina or Cantata de Gernika by Pablo ...

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Since last weekend, Basque clubs and communities all around the world are celebrating Saint Ignatius

08/01/2019

San Ignacio 2019 in the Diaspora Born in Loyola, Gipuzkoa, Saint Ignatius is the patron Saint of Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia and his feast, July 31st, is historically celebrated by a large number of Basque clubs around the world.  Even if it is not an official holiday, except in Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia, it is marked on the calendars of many Basques, and clubs dedicate space for religious ceremonies and celebrations.

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Euzko Etxea in Necochea celebrated the 80th anniversary of the beginning in 1939 of today's traditional “Alegre Despertar”

08/01/2019

'Alegre Despertar' 2019 While the 15th edition of Hator Hona is developing as successfully as hoped, the Necochea Basque Club celebrated San Ignacio yesterday with the 80th “Alegre Despertar” or "Goizeko Esnatzea" (joyful awakening) in the club’s history.  Beginning at 7:30am, a large group of members and officials, along with dantzaris, musicians and Hator Hona participants traveled the streets of the city ...

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The Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea in Buenos Aires was represented at the Festival of Baiona 2019

08/01/2019

Iñaki Galardi de Lescani, representing the Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea at the Festival of Baiona 2019 The “Baionako Pestak,” or the Baiona festival takes place annually at the end of July.  Thousands of kilometers from its epicenter, the culture subcommittee at the Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea in Buenos Aires usually organizes a replica of the festivities of the capital city of Lapurdi, bringing local color to the event.  This year, the club couldn’t organize the festival, but ...

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Well-known coach Javier Bianchelli will teach a Basketball Workshop at the Necochea Basque Club

08/01/2019

Some of the participants in the Basketball Clinic in Necochea The Euzko Etxea Basketball program welcomed the experienced coach of the national league, Javier Bianchelli, on Saturday July 27th.  During the entire day, Bianchelli worked with the Basque club players, as well as those from other invited clubs, including the women’s team from the Rivadavia Club and the Villa del Parque Club in Necochea, as well as the Kimberley and Sporting clubs from Mar del ...

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Euskaltzaleak in Buenos Aires will celebrate its 75th anniversary: teaching Basque in Argentina since 1944

07/31/2019

Logo created especially for Eusklatzaleak’s anniversary by Mikel Urmeneta, one of the founders and creative director of the Kukuxumusu illustration factory The Euskaltegi in Buenos Aires will celebrate this Friday, August 2nd, its 75th anniversary  since a group of euskaltzales led by Ildefonso Gurrutxaga, Quintín Mugica, Rufino de Arregui, Benito Montoya, Luis Ormaechea and Miguel Zárate created a place in the heart of Laurak Bat in July of 1944. According to historian Mikel Ezkerro, it was a young and new “institution with its own independent ...

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With mass and lunch, the Basque, Argentine and Mbya Guarani Cultural Festival concludes today in Corpus Christi

07/31/2019

Basque-Argentine-Mbya Guarani Festival 2019 in Corpus Christi The annual Basque-Argentine-Mbya-Guarani Cultural Festival began last weekend in the city of Corpus Christi, in the province of Misiones, organized by the local Eusko Etxea.  The festivities began on Saturday with the award ceremony for the 7th Astonishing Stories Literary Contest and continued with the inauguration of an exhibit of screened works created by students in the fine arts workshop at the Euskal ...

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15 students have begun learning Euskera online from Macachin, in La Pampa, with the Euskaltzaleak method

07/30/2019

First Basque class of 2019 in Macachin Even if it was the birthplace of the Argentinan Euskaraz program, that is now Euskara Munduan, Macachin has offered Basque for a very long time but intermittently.  Now, for about six years, Euskera was not taught specifically, but basic language notions were taught along with Basque dance.  This week, however, the situation took a turn with a new group of students taking Basque online and in person at the ...

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For the first time, three female dantzaris performed as part of the Oñati Dancers during San Inazio in Boise

07/30/2019

Jaclyn Lasuen, Elise Overgaard and Kristina Franzoia were the first female dantzaris to perform during “San Inazio” in Boise last Saturday (photo Cirbie Sangroniz) Last Saturday, three female dantzaris performed for the first time the traditional San Inazio dances that are danced in Boise, Idaho every July, as part of the annual San Inazio celebration, the feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.  Part of the celebration includes a procession to the church with the local Oñati Dancers carrying an image of the saint, to the sounds of txistus, this year to St. ...

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Jaialdi 2020 poster presented in Boise; Athletic will play on July 25th, just before Jaialdi begins

07/29/2019

Just under a year left until Jaialdi 2020 in Boise.  The mega Basque festival, held every five years, gathers tens of thousands of people with the poster just being unveiled created by Carew Co. that will illustrate the upcoming edition.  It was also announced that the Saturday before Jaialdi 2020, on July 25th, Athletic will play a match in Boise, although their opponent is yet to be determined.  ...

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