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Julen Ruiz de Azua is re-elected as president of the Mexico Euskal Etxea whose priority is increasing its membership

02/07/2020

Julen Ruiz de Azua’s management of the club has resulted in the endorsement of the Mexico City Euskal Etxea’s members The Euskal Etxea in Mexico City held its annual General Assembly last week where elections were held.  Club members re-elected Julen Ruiz de Asua and his team.  Ruis de Azua and his treasurer, Josu Garritz, provided a summary of the activities and accounts of 2019 and were thanked warmly by the members and especially by the “Emakumea” group.  Ruiz de Azua was successful during his lst ...

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Filmmakers Mirentxu Loyarte and Iratxe Fresneda and their films will be at the Arsenal Film Institute of Berlin this weekend

02/06/2020

Poster for the film exhibition of Mirentxu Loyarte and Iratxe Fresneda in Berlin with both filmmakers in attendance Two female filmmakers of different generations and their films will be the stars this Friday and Saturday at the Arsenal Institute of Film and Video Art in Berlin.  Mirentxu Loyarte is 83, and was a female pioneer in Basque film.  She is visiting Berlin with her two works “Irrintzi” (1978), and “Euskal emakumeak,” (Basque Women) (Ikuska, 12) (1981).  The program will ...

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The Navarrese Center in Buenos Aires celebrates 125 years and launches a newsletter and a program of activities through December

02/06/2020

Dantzaris from the Centro Navarro at the “Buenos Aires Celebrates” festival The Centro Navarro in the city of Buenos Aires celebrates its 135th birthday in 2020 and the institution has already begun preparing for a year that will be full of festivities.  The anniversary doesn’t just come along with cultural and recreational activities, but there will also be renovations during the month of January to improve and maintain the clubhouse located on Moreno Street in the city of ...

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Five Chilean youth are taking a Basque class at the Zornotza Barnetegi with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute

02/06/2020

Chilean students at the Zornotza Barnetegi.  From left to right, Gonzalo Salazar, Catalina Bustos, Juan Idrovo, Denisse Valenzuela and Victoria Castro Thanks to the agreement signed by the Etxepare Basque Institute, and the Aurten Bai Foundation, students from Chile Juan Idrovo, Catalina Bustos, Victoria Castro, Denisse Valenzuela and Gonzalo Salazar are currently in a three-week stay at the Zornotza Barnetegi.  The youth have previously done a semester of Basque language courses either at the Pontifical Catholic University or the University of Chile within ...

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Tokyo will host Euskal Astea-Basque Week next July as part of the Euskadi-Japan 2020 initiative

02/05/2020

The Tokioko Euskal Etxea will collaborate in Basque Week nest July.  Logo of the Japan Weekend this February in Bilbao In hopes of reaching the most people possible the final details of the Basque Week program are being finalized and they will include different blocks of participatory outdoor activities in privileged locations.  Cultural, traditional sports (Herri Kirolak) and culinary experiences will be offered, seeking the active participation of spectators in aspects of Basque culture, traditions and gastronomy in ...

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Members of the local Basque club encouraged Basque cyclists during “San Juan Vuelta 2020”

02/05/2020

The Basque team Orbea Foundation with fans from the local Basque club at the “San Juan Itzulia 2020” The 38th edition of the bike race “San Juan Vuelta” took place January 26-February 2nd.  During a week, 167 cyclists from various corners of the world raced more than a thousand kilometers, distributed in seven stages and traveling through typical mountain landscapes.  Among the competitors, was a Basque group, the Orbea Foundation Team that was welcomed by members of the local Basque club as ...

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The traveling Basque film series turns ten and wants to celebrate in your euskal Etxea; contact them to set a date

02/05/2020

Carlos Gabilondo will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Traveling Basque Film project The project put together in Argentina by film enthusiast Carlos Gabilondo has reached its 10th anniversary in 2020 and wants to celebrate in all the Basque clubs that it has visited over the years and “it was so well-received.” It has already set dates at some institutions and invites others who haven’t done so yet to contact them to be included in what will be a huge tour this year, in ...

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Basque Club in Gral. Belgrano begun the year fulfilling its new objectives, and performing at the Peatonal Festival 2020

02/04/2020

Dantzaris from Gral. Belgrano ready to participate in the Peatonal Festival 2020.  Along with them, their two teachers Edurne Altune (left) and Barbara Perez Arrua (right) Just two months have passed since the last meeting where Gral Belgrano Gure Etxe Euskal Etxea members set specific goals for 2020.  One of the main goals is to strengthen and increase the number of dantzaris in the recently created Gure Dantza dance group.  The ideas were not left in words and on February 2nd the dantzaris were presented at the local Summer Festival “Peatonal 2020.”

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The Basque punk band La Polla Records celebrates its 40th anniversary with a tour through Argentina, Uruguay, Peru and Chile

02/04/2020

Tour dates for La Polla Records in South America, remember that the concert in Chile has changed venues (it is now at the Bicentennial Stadium) that has a larger capacity Spanish speaking punk rock pioneer and icon, La Polla Records has been a cult bank, not only in the Basque Country and Spain, but also in South America.  That is why this regathering to celebrate forty years since the group’s formation. Evaristo singer and leader and musicians Sume Abel, Txiki and Tripi will travel to the Southern Cone to present their latest work “No Rest or ...

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A few Basque clubs around the world will join in the Santa Agueda celebrations this week in the Diaspora

02/03/2020

Tonight singers will gather in the Basque Block of Idaho's capital city to celebrate Santa Agueda A few Basque clubs will celebrate the traditional festival of Santa Agueda or Agate Deuna in different countries around the world.  Among those celebrating will be the Euskal Etxea in Madrid, the Bruselako Euskal Etxea, the Valencia Euskal Etxea and the Basque Center and Ikastola in Boise.  All of the events will include the singing of the traditional verses, and three will include walking through the ...

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