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The “Basque songbook” app by Iker Canut has enjoyed 300 downloads in three days. Have you downloaded it yet?

07/28/2021

Image of the “Cancionero Vasco,” App and its creator, Iker Canut in Gernika The “Cancionero Vasco,” (Basque songbook) is an app that provides the user, simply and for free, lyrics to more than 100 songs in Euskera, including their translations into Spanish, and “Bilbainadas.” It also includes 60 scores and a poem section.  Currently the App is available for Android, but according to its creator, Iker Canut, is already working to make it also available for ...

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Eight specialization Scholarships in Foreign Action and the Diaspora with 6 in Vitoria-Gasteiz and 2 in Brussels

07/27/2021

The Lehendakaritza in Vitoria-Gasteiz headquarters of the Secretary General of Foreign Action and the Directorate for Basque Communities Abroad The Basque Government has announced eight specialization Scholarships in Foreign Action with six of those being in Vitoria-Gasteiz and the other two in Brussels as approved by the Government’s Council today. After its approval and its publication in the coming days in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country it will become official. The scholarships in Vitoria-Gasteiz will take place at the Lehendakaritza, ...

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The Basque Government has approved the 2021 Basque club grants and recognizes the Limako Arantzazu Euskal Etxea

07/27/2021

“Limako Arantzazu Euskal Etxea,” claims heir to the historic Brotherhoods of the Virgin of Arantzazu that were founded throughout Latin America, including that in Lima (1612) The Basque Government’s Council has approved the call for grants for Basque clubs and federations for 2021.  The total budget is 902,305 Euros, the same amount distributed in the two chapters in prior years.  Also in regards to Basque clubs, the council also recognized the “Limako Arantzazu Euskal Etxea,” in Peru’s capital city.

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The Delegation of Euskadi in Chile, Peru and Colombia invites you to Kimuak in August, a virtual series of Basque short films

07/27/2021

Virtual series of Basque short films over five consecutive Thursdays in August and September The Kimuak Program of Basque Short Films, in its more than 20 years of life has grown and has now extended far beyond the borders of the Basque Country.  “Kimuak,” in Basque means sprouts, and that is how its motto reads: “We collect the sprouts that emerge every spring in Basque short film, to take them to all corners of the world.”  With numerous international awards to its ...

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The Trujillo Euskal Etxea attracts members by organizing online talks for people with Basque last names on their roots

07/26/2021

Image of the power-point of the Berastegi/Verastegui reunion organized by the Trujilloko Euskal Etxea on July 10th Founded at the end of 2017, the Trujillo Basque Club is barely four years old and is very active devising and putting into practice plans to improve its members’ knowledge about the Basque culture, as well as of the population in general.  It hopes to attract new members and is aware of many people with Basque last names in its surroundings, although often, they are unaware of their origin.  It has ...

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Sancho de Beurko Elkartea defends the role of the “other Basques,” at Guadalcanal (1942): “History vs. Myth”

07/26/2021

Domingo Amuchastegui (center) and his brothers Julián (left) and John, US WW2 Veterans (courtesy Amuchastegui family) A new installment of the blog "Echoes of Two Wars, 1936-45" entitled The Other Basques at the Battle of Guadalcanal: History vs. Myth." Defending the memory of the Basque soldiers who fought in the US armed forces and participated in the summer of 1942 in the landing and conquest of this island located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, in the context of the greatest offensive of the Allies on the ...

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“Gure Patxarana:” new harvest of homemade Patxaran made by Basque students at the Gure Txokoa in Azul

07/26/2021

This year’s homemade Patxaran will be ready in December at the Azul Basque Club “A one-off activity that has now become a project.”  That is how Elizabet Etchegaray explained the creation of “Gure Patxaran,” to EuskalKultura.eus.  Eli is the Basque teacher at the Gure Txokoa Basque Club in Azul where, like many Basque clubs, they celebrate the International Day of Euskera on December 3rd.  To celebrate in 2018, a group of students prepared the scene for a ...

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Cordoba, Argentina: Watch the video and witness how those who live abroad see the language and culture from which they come

07/23/2021

Texts in each language were read during the online meeting.  In the Basque case, it was one by Bernardo Atxaga The video corresponds to the last meeting held in Cordoba by various entities of communities, in this case a Slovenian association, a Piedmontese one, and the local Gerora basque club.  The number of years that these meetings of communities with minority languages have been organized is more than ten, and participants reflect their situation, their experience, and it verifies that although it is ...

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Lehendakari Urkullu held a meeting in Vitoria-Gasteiz with the Secretary General of Foreign Action’s entire team

07/23/2021

Participants at the meeting of the Basque Government’s Department of Foreign Action presided by Lehendakari Urkullu Lehendakari Urkullu held an in person meeting last Tuesday with the team from the Secretary General of Foreign Action’s office lead by Marian Elorza.  The meeting took place at the Lehendakaritza and joining Urkullu and Elorza were the Director of Foreign Relations, Myriam Larroulet, Director of European Affairs, Mikel Anton, and the Director of the Basque Community Abroad, Gorka Alvarez ...

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The 2021 poetry anthology “Hatsaren Poesia,” from Lapurdi includes "Arima," a poem by Basque Argentine teacher Beatriz Poume

07/23/2021

From Lapurdi, “Hatsaren Poesia,” published a poem by Beatriz Poume Invited by Ainara Maia, referent from the Hatsaren Poesia poetry group in the Basque Country, Beatriz Poume, Basque teacher at the Gure Etxea Basque Club in Tandil has published her poem “Arima bat,” (One Soul), in the 2021 poetry anthology “Hatsaren Poesia.” In this way, participation from the Diaspora grows in this project in Lapurdi that included in 2019 and 2020 poems by Javier ...

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