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Day of the Basque Diaspora 2019: the final installment of images from Basque clubs around the world (III)

09/16/2019

2019 Basque Diaspora Day at the Euskaldunak of Quebec Basque Club in Canada The third and final installment.  In the age of globalization, it seems to be worth adding to the global contribution and maintaining the same.  This is what the Basques achieved without knowing what they were doing.  Those who for centuries left Euskal Herria taking their country with them.  Thanks to them, today there are expression s of Basque culture, customs, and their way of being an their ...

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Review of images from Day of the Basque Diaspora 2019 in Ispaster, thanks to local photographer, Jabi Artaraz

09/16/2019

During the theatrical production in Ispaster the Basque Diaspora on five continents (photo Jabi Artaraz) There is no doubt that the event held on September 8th in Ispaster to celebrate Day of the Basque Diaspora was endearing.  Accompanied with dignity along with other held in dozens of Basque clubs around the world, as reflected in the chronicles of EuskalKultura.eus having been published little by little since then.  A few days ago, we published a chronicle of the day in Ispaster, and today we complement it ...

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The Historical Society in San Juan Capistrano pays tribute to Basques for their contribution to the local history

09/15/2019

The San Juan Capistrano Historical Society is paying tribute today to Basques from San Juan Capistrano for the contribution they have made throughout the history of this beautiful California locality. San Juan Capistrano was founded in 1775 as the site of a Franciscan Mission and its first priest were Fermin Francisco Lasuen, from Gasteiz, who would eventually become the president of the California ...

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The Governor of Idaho, Brad Little, arrives in Bilbao for a brief visit of three European countries

09/15/2019

Freda and Pete Cenarrusa, the then Lieutenant Governor Brad Little and Roy Eiguren in an arcgive image The Governor is traveling with his wife, Teresa Little, leading a delegation that will visit Euskadi, the Netherlands and Ireland during its six-day stay.  Other members of the delegation include Idaho’s Director of Commerce, Tom Kealy and the Director of Agriculture, Celia Gould.  During their stay he will meet with the highest authorities in at the Provincial Government of Bizkaia and the ...

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2019 Day of the Basque Diaspora: Euskadi paid tribute in Ispaster to its sons and daughters all over the world

09/14/2019

Emigration: “We were welcomed, and we must welcome,” Iñigo Urkullu stressed to those that gathered in Ispaster on the Day of the Basque Diaspora 2019 Euskal Herria paid a very well deserved tribute last Sunday, September 8th, to its sons and daughters and their descendants spread all over the world, meaning these groups that we call the Diaspora or the Eighth Province.  The Bizkaian town of Ispaster was the site of the official event presided by Lehendakari Urkullu that included a summary of the history of our Diaspora and paid tribute to its ...

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Illustrator, Asisko Urmeneta, will represent Basque comics at a Festival this weekend in Brussels

09/13/2019

Illustrator from Pamplona Asisko Urmeneta (photo Izaskun Bernedo) The Basque illustrator will visit the Fête de la BD – Strip Feest, for the fifth time, an important event for comics that runs from today through Sunday in Brussels.  The festival offers a variety of programming with workshops, presentations, round tables, conferences, and exhibits in a space where editors from all over Europe show their catalogues and novelties.  Every year, some 100,000 ...

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The Tres Arroyos Basque Club represented the Basque community in the parade celebrating the 90th anniversary of Bellocq

09/13/2019

Members of the Hiru Erreka Basque Club at Bellocq’s 90th Anniversary celebration The town of San Francisco de Bellocq, some 50kms from Tres Arroyos, celebrated its 90th anniversary on the last weekend of August.  With a strong Basque presence, but not an organized club, festivity organizers invited the Basque club in Tres Arroyos to take part in the parade and raising of the flags.  Dressed in typical costumes and the Ikurriña in hand, a delegation from Hiru Erreka represented ...

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Bahia Blanca: the Jewish community pay tribute to Vitoria-Gasteiz for honoring its “Palabra de Vasco” (Basque word) for 500 years

09/13/2019

The “Commemorative Act of the Accomplished Promise” will be this afternoon in Bahia Blanca Lamadrid 378 at 7:30pm B nai B rith-Filial Bahía Blanca and the Union Vasca Basque Club in Bahia Blanca will paid tribute to the Basque city of Vitoria-Gasteiz this afternoon, for “being true to its word and fulfilling a promise of protection of the Jewish Cemetery for more than 500 years when the Jews were expulsed in 1492.” The event will take place at 7:30pm this afternoon at the Union Vasca Basque Club with the ...

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Do you live in Valencia and want to learn Basque? The course is just about to start in Valencia, Alacant and Castello

09/12/2019

Basque students at the Official School of Languages in Alicante with teacher, Izaskun Kortazar, during Korrika 21 Three years ago, the Language School in Valencia incorporated Basque as part of its offerings, as did the Language Schools in Alacant and Castello.  Taught by Izaskun Kortazar, a teacher originally from Bilbao and from the Diaspora, she contacted EuskalKultura.eus to let us know that enrollment for anyone who wishes to improve his or her Basque, or start from the beginning, can do so September 16-19.

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Iñaki Salvador will pay tribute to Mikel Laboa this weekend at the Kanazawa Jazz Street Festival in Japan

09/12/2019

Iñaki Salvador

Iñaki Salvador and his band will attend the Kanazawa Jazz Street Festival organized by the Japanese city by the same name to perform two concerts on September 14th and 16th performing songs from his album Lilurarik ez – Mikel Laboarekin solasean that Salvador published in 2010 paying tribute to the mythical Basque musician.  Salvador is accompanied by musicians Ainara Ortega, María Berasarte, Ángel Unzu, Javier Mayor and Aitor Bravo, according to a note published by the Etxepare Basque Institute who is supporting the initiative.

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