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Irantzu Lekue and the local Basque club participated in the creation in Neuquen of an “Open-Air Museum”

12/20/2019

Irantzu Lekue and members of the Baskos de la Confluencia Basque Club at the “Open-Air Museum” The project aimed to convert a street into an “open-air museum,” and included the support of the directorate of Provincial Culture and the city, the Council on the Arts and Interculturality, the Deliberative Council of Gran Neuquen, and local, regional and international artists.  Managed by the local Baskos de la Confluencia Basque Club the artist from Gasteiz, Irantzu Lekue participated on the ...

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FIVU hosted its second camp for directors, and prospective directors who eventually will lead their euskal etxeas

12/19/2019

Second camp for directors, and prospective directors of Basque clubs organized by FIVU The gathering was in Villa Bautista, La Tuna, Canelones, and aimed at working on training people on Basque club administration, or those who aspire to do so one day.  They worked on aspects related with culture, the current situation of Euskadi, administration and relationships with the Basque Government.  Organized and sponsored by the Federation of Basque Institutions in Uruguay (FIVU) participants ...

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Renowned actors, Guilermo Francella and Joaquin Furriel chose “Rincon Basko” for lunch in Mar del Plata

12/19/2019

Guillermo Francella and Joaquín Furriel at the “Rincon Basko” in Mar del Plata They are recognized in Argentina and visited the Rincon Vasco-Euzko Txokoa Restaurant in Mar del Plata.  What is for sure, is that the Argentine coast is getting ready for summer 2020 and has begun to welcome thousands of tourists, not just recognized figures from show business.  This was the case of actors, Guillermo Francella and Joaquin Furriel who were in Mar del Plata last weekend to attend the final ...

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Colombia: Celebrating 15 years of the Basque Studies Center in Antioquia with a cultural and festive program

12/18/2019

The Center for Basque Studies in Antioquia celebrates 15 years The Center for Basque Studies in Antioquia turned 15 this year, and will celebrate it with a program from December 19-21. Founded by Jon Ricaurte, the Center for Basque Studies in Antioquia is the sister program and antecedent to the Gure Mendietakoak Basque Club founded as well by Jon Ricaurte and Catalina Fernandez with headquarters in Caldas, Antioquia.  Beginning today, and through Saturday, the ...

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“Jazoera Radio” is born, “the voice of the Venezuelan Basque community,” directed by Pedro Javier Arriaga Aguirre

12/18/2019

“Jazoera Radio” The Basque community in Venezuela concludes 2019 with great news.  Thanks to Pedro Javier Arriaga Agirre, “Jazoera Radio,” is now available that includes “stories, music, anecdotes and past, present and future experiences,” presented as the voice of the Basque community in Venezuela. The program, although still in a test mode, lasts about 20 minutes and is produced and directed by the ...

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The Aberri Etxea Basque Club in Viedma and Patagones honors the local rowers Julián Algañaras and Manuel Lascano

12/18/2019

Julián Algañaras and Manuel Lascano with members of Aberri Etxea As part of its “People of the Diaspora” cultural project, the Basque club in the cities of Viedma and Carmen de Patagones recognized the work done by local athletes of Basque descent, Julián Algañaras and Manuel Lascano.  Algañaras and Lascano are rowers and references in the world of Canoeing nationally and internationally as the 2019 World Champions after competing ...

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The Basque Government has approved the call for the 2020 Basque club grants with a total budget of 902,300 Euros

12/17/2019

Participants in the 7th World Congress of Basque Collectivities Abroad last October at the Basque Parliament in Vitoria-Gasteiz The Basque Government gave the green light today for grants that will be awarded in 2020, through the Secretary General of Foreign Action, to Basque clubs, federations and confederations abroad at its weekly Government Counsel meeting. Grants will total 902,300 Euros, the same amount awarded in 2019.

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Gorka Alvarez Aranburu closes 2019 in the Diaspora touring Basque clubs in Argentina and Uruguay

12/17/2019

Gorka Álvarez Aranburu in Montevideo with representatives of the community and Uruguayan Basque clubs There are only 10 days left till the end of the year and Basque institutions in South America are concluding their activities, in the majority of cases, to take a rest before beginning another year and a new cycle.  Before summer break, some Basque clubs in Argentina and Uruguay will welcome a visit of the Director of the Basque Community Abroad, Gorka Alvarez Aranburu.

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December, busy month at Euskal Etxeas with ENE, Olentzero, Christmas and end of year celebrations…

12/17/2019

Olentzero during his visit at the beginning of the month at the Gure Txoko Basque Club in Sydney, Australia To tell the truth, December is a special month at Basque clubs around the world, when meetings and celebrations coincide including International Day of Euskera, St Frances Xavier, Navarre Day, and the end of the school year, Christmas with the arrival of the Olentzero, Three Kings and/or Santa, various anniversary as well as New Year celebrations.  Many clubs celebrate more than one at once.  In the ...

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The Basque Club in Mendoza inaugurated a mural created by Basque artists Irantzu Lekue on the clubhouse facade

12/16/2019

Mural created by Basque artists Irantzu Lekue at the Denak Bat Basque Club in Mendoza On Thursday night, the Euskal Etxea in the city of Mendoza gathered members and friends to inaugurate the work by Gasteiz artist on the clubhouse façade. The mural is 250 square meters, making it one of the largest in the province, and includes symbolism that includes Basque idiosyncrasy with the local.  There are other elements including a txantxangorri bird, the symbol of the Basque language, a ...

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