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The Basque club in Rio Colorado is reinvigorated with a new name “Ruben Kepa Etulain” and re-inauguration of Anaitasuna Plaza

07/12/2019

The Ibaiko Euskaldunak “Ruben Kepa Etulain” Basque Club in Rio Colorado They are to be congratulated in Rio Colorado.  The Ibaiko Euskaldunak Basque Club in the province of Rio Negro re-inaugurated the “Anaitasuna” Plaza incorporating the name Silvia Prat in honor of the person who supported its construction.  During its re-inauguration, club members planted an oak tree and unveiled a new plaque that marks this as a green space.  After the event, they also ...

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Andrea Bidart: “The concert this Sunday is going to be special for me because Bidarrai is where my great-grandparents were from”

07/11/2019

Andrea Bidart with Mikel Markez and Julen Alonso singing last May at the NABO Convention and Basque Festival in Bakersfield, CA There will be a concert this Sunday in Bidarrai by California Basque Andrea Bidart Oteiza.  Andrea, born in California, in the heart of a family originally from Navarre, on both sides of the Pyrenees, told EuskalKultura.com that she is especially happy and excited for the recital.  “It will be a very special concert for me because my maternal great grandparents were from Bidarrai,” she ...

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The city of Macachin inaugurated a bust of Iñaki Unamuno in the centrally located Independence Plaza in front of the Basque club

07/11/2019

Hours before the National Mus Tournament in Macachin, the bust in honor of Iñaki Unamuno from Bergara was inaugurated Last Saturday, just before the beginning of the 41st National Mus Tournament, the inauguration of a bust in honor of Euzko Alkartasuna President, Iñaki Unamuno in the walkway by the same name in the Independence Plaza took place.  In the cold sunny morning, a large number of people from the city attended to accompany Unamuno in the ceremony that began with an Aurresku with the Mayor, Jorge Cabak, also in ...

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Ignacio Rabuffetti and Martín Lasarte from the Laurak Bat Basque Club will represent Argentina at the International Mus Tournament in Baiona

07/11/2019

First and second place teams at the 2019 National Mus Tournament in Argentina The city of Macachin in the Province of La Pampa was the site, last weekend, of the 41st National Mus Tournament.  After two days of play, Ignacio Rabuffetti and Martín Lasarte, representing the Laurak Bat Basque Club in Buenos Aires were the winners.  Rabuffetti and Lasarte will now travel in October to Baiona to represent Argentina at the 2019 International Mus Tournament.  Second place went ...

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A special issue of the “Jazoera” newsletter marking the 80th anniversary of the arrival of the first group of exiled Basques to Venezuela

07/10/2019

The monthly Basque-Venezuelan newsletter coordinated in Caracas by Pedro Javier Arriaga Aguirre published a special issue this week marking the 80th anniversary of he arrival, onboard the “Cuba,” of the first exiled Basques and Basque families to Venezuela fleeing Franco’s terror.  Over 39 pages, the magazine reviews the history and includes stories of refugees who arrived aboard ships like ...

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Basque music and sports festival in Ixelles, Belgium, celebrating its 60 years of sister-cityhood with Biarritz

07/10/2019

Poster inviting everyone to participate in Flemish and French. Elsene  is the Flemish name for Ixelles It has been sixty years since this Belgian city and Biarritz became sister cities, and to mark the occasion, a Basque festival will be celebrated on the Flagey Plaza on July 12th. There will be a sokatira competition, herri-kirolak demonstrations by the Ñapurrak Association from Ezpeleta-Espelette, and the music will be provided by five singers who will travel from the Basque Country accompanied by ...

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The dantzaris at the Saladillo Basque Club participated in the “Paisanos…from other Lands” show

07/10/2019

Basque dances at the “Paisanos… from other Lands” in Saladillo The music and dance show unfolded under the slogan “Migrants like to dance and sing.  They do it in their land, on the boat and they will also do it in their new land,” and took place at the Marconi Theater on June 29th.  Invited by the organizers, the dance group at the Itxaropen Basque Club directed by Micaela Gaggiotti performed dances from Euskal Herria, specifically polka pik and ...

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The Euzko Etxea in Viña-Valparaiso invites everyone to its Basque Film Series that begins this Friday at the Palacio Rioja Museum

07/09/2019

The Basque Film Series will be presented July 12, 19 and 26th in Viña del Mar.  The inauguration cocktail will take place this Friday at 7pm Activities leading up to the International Film Festival in Viña del Mar, will include the screening over the next three Fridays the films Amama (2015), directed by Asier Altuna, Oreina (2018), by Koldo Almandoz, and Dantza (2019), by Director, Telmo Esnal.  Admission is free and is open to the public and all will take place at the Art of Decorative Art, Palacio Rioja, in Viña on ...

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Technology and the digital age will be examined at the “Excellence in Basque Studies,” course that begins tomorrow in Donostia

07/09/2019

The course will run at the Palacio Miramar in Donostia the site of the UPV-EHU Summer Courses Tomorrow, the course “Excellence in Basque Studies) begins in Donostia. Administered by the Etxepare Basque Institute and the UPV’s Summer Courses, the class is training for those teaching Basque language and culture in foreign universities and hopes to reinforce the information imparted in classes in the network of Etxepare lectureships, although it is open to anyone who is interested in the ...

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Basque clubs across the Diaspora have been celebrating San Fermin since last Saturday (first photo gallery)

07/09/2019

San Fermin 2019 at Denak Bat Basque Club in Mendoza Last Saturday, July 6th at noon was the beginning of San Fermin festivities in the capital of Navarre with the traditional Txupinazo; festivities that are greatly celebrated in the Diaspora as well.  Basque clubs and Navarrese clubs make a great effort to join in and celebrate, all in their own possibilities and traditions, each adding a little local flavor, with some including txupinazos, buruhandiak, dance, ...

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