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Visit the virtual exhibit “Havens East,” about Basque children evacuated to England in 1937

06/15/2020

1937 film that tells the English public about the arrival of Basque children fleeing the war The exhibit "Havens East" presents the forgotten stories of Basque children of war that sought refuge in Cambridge and Norfolk, England during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).  It has seven main parts – “Home,” “The Crisis,” “The Journey,” “Cambridge,” “Norfolk,” “Who was No. 162?” and ...

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The young Basque-Peruvian Muslari, Julen Meneses, tells us about his experience with Mus and Basque at the Lima Euskal Etxea

06/15/2020

The Lima Euskal Etxea provides activities of all types that also attract younger members When he started going to the Lima Basque Club, Julen Meneses Vergara, did so above all to accompany his father.  But, after a short time he was attracted himself by the camaraderie found at the Mus tables, and began to play.  Today, this young Basque-Peruvian participates in all of the activities provided by the Lima Basque Club, with the common goal to provide cultural and leisure proposals for people of ...

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New installment in the blog “Diaspora Bizia” by Pedro J. Oiarzabal: “The Basque Diaspora towards a New Normal”

06/15/2020

In this archival photo, researcher specialized in the Diaspora, Pedro J. Oiarzabal explaining the “Memoria Bizia” project (photo EuskalKultura.eus) A new installment in the blog “Diaspora Bizia,” by Pedro Oiarzabal in the collaboration section of EuskalKultura.eus.  The bad thing about situations is not the situation itself, no matter how bad or complicated it may be, but not facing them, not reacting, not looking at them one at a time and evaluating them, getting to know each of them, staying active, learning from them, to see  if you can ...

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Bakersfield: Attempts to reopen the Noriega have failed, and the family will begin selling its goods next week

06/12/2020

State sale will be on Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th from 10am-3pm at Noriega’s. When, after its forced closure due to the pandemic, it was announced that the Noriega, this historical benchmark of Basque life in Bakersfield, would not reopen, many people were disappointed. Radios, TV and local, state, and national newspapers dedicated articles and spaces to it, and many people called or wrote expressing their frustation. 

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The “Amurrio” artisanal pastry and chocolates: fine Argentine confectionery with Basque history in Buenos Aires City

06/12/2020

The “Amurrio” logo created by Edurne Crespillo Canz combines a Lauburu with the letter A for Amurrio Since Monday June 15th, the brand new artisanal pastry and chocolate shop “Amurrio,” started accepting orders and make deliveries in the middle of the quarantine providing desserts, tarts, puddings, alfajores, chocolates.  All with the indisputably Argentine brand and flavors, “Amurrio” is the personal business that Basque teacher Cecilia Canz has, and its name and the ...

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It’s not late to participate in the virtual Chess Tournament “Two Shores,” by the Urrundik Basque Club in Parana

06/11/2020

The “Two Shores,” Chess Tournament at Urrundik The Urrundik Basque Association in Paraná will host the international Chess Tournament “Two Shores,” as part of tis 20th anniversary activities.  The event, that was to be face-to-face but due to the pandemic has become virtual, will take place this Saturday, June 20th beginning at 4pm (Argentina time). Tournament participants hail from 19 Argentine provinces as well as from Uruguay, ...

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Argentina: video interview with pilotari from Necochea, Joseba Bilbao, locally distinguished and awarded

06/11/2020

Interview with Basque-Argentine pilotari, Joseba Bilbao in Necochea, Argentina Joseba Bilbao is a well-known person in the world of pilota, in Argentina as well as in international championships.  He has been part of the Basque club since he was a child.  His grandfather, Alfredo Bilbao, was one of the founders of this club that is celebrating this year its 75th anniversary.  Joseba's father, Carlos, passed away last year and was also a hard and committed ...

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The Chair of Basque Free Thought at UNLP celebrates its 27th anniversary providing unpublished material on social media

06/11/2020

The 27th Anniversary of the Chair of Basque Free Thought at the UNLP The project began in 1993 supported by the Euzko Etxea Basque Club in La Plata and will celebrate its 27th anniversary next week.  The current circumstances, a result of the pandemic, has made it impossible to hold in person events, but nevertheless the Chair of Basque Free Thought at the National University of La Plata (UNLP) will commemorate the signing of the agreement between the Basque club ...

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Bilbao: The 'Archive of the Basque Diaspora' gets the funds of Manuel de Ynchausti and Andres de Irujo

06/10/2020

The Lehendakari speaks with Maria Elena Etcheverry, Adres de Irujo’s widow via videoconference (photoIrekia) On International Archive Day was celebrated yesterday in Bilbao at the Historic Archive of Euskadi at an event presided by Lehendakari Urkullu. That gathering featured the Diaspora on the occasion of the receipt of invaluable donations of archives of two very significant figures in the Diaspora, Manuel de Ynchausti and Andres de Irujo. The event was attended by relatives of Manuel Ynchausti; and virtually by ...

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Dantzaris from Navarrese clubs in Argentina practice online with Nora and Ander from Pamplona’s Ortzadar dance group

06/10/2020

Virtual dance classes for Navarrese dantzaris The idea arose among the directors of dance groups in Navarrese clubs in Argentina, meaning the ones in Buenos Aires, Bolívar, Rosario and Mendoza. With the face-to-face rehearsals an impossibility, and needing to stay active, especially the adult groups, facing a year without the traditional San Fermin celebrations, the directors contacted Nora Urtasun and Ander Zudaire from the ...

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