THE TREE OF GERNIKA - GERNIKAKO ARBOLA. Complete Poems. Bertsoak. 200 years ago today (August 12, 1820), Jose Mari Iparragirre was born in Urretxu, Gipuzkoa, A musician who lived in the Diaspora he is the author among other popular pieces of Gernikako Arbola, the Basque anthem par excellence. Coinciding with the anniversary, David Romtvedt and Xabier Irujo present a Basque-English edition of his verses, published by the University of Nevada-Reno Center for Basque Studies Press (the book will be on sale in a few days), thus premiering its new Bidart Family collection. In the video, David Romtvedt reading and singing Iparragirre's texts in Basque and English.
Last Wednesday, "La Marcha de (San) Sebastián - (San) Sebastian Martxa" by Manuel Aguilar was premiered in Donostia. It's a project selected within Meta! Culture of Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, financed by crowdfunding. Sebastian and Claire are a couple of tourists who are spending a few days in Donostia, enjoying the city. In one of their walks through the Old Town, when they touch the statue of Sarriegi, they enter into a musical world becoming the true protagonists of the Donostia-San Sebastian Main Festival: Tamborrada. Script and Direction: Manuel Aguilar; Direction of Photography: Ivan V Jimenez; Assembly: Asier Burgaleta; Art Direction: Natalie Hickey; Heads of Production: Maria Villoch, Haizea Urkiola, Itsaso Bon; Performers: Fernando Ruiz, Teresa Alzuru.
A group of dancers of the English National Ballet at the Colosseum in London. The Errenteria born dancer Aitor Arrieta and his colleagues Daniel McCormick, Ken Saruhashi, Joseph Caley and Aaron Robison show us in the video pirouette, entrechat, scissors, jumps and spectacular turns. These are images taken after class while the dancers were rehearsing. Images: Aaron Robison. Arrieta and the virtuous dancers of the English National Ballet, 01-19-2018. Published in Dantzan.eus.
Video with an interview with painter Miguel Etxebarria at his exhibition in San Nicolas, Argentina for the Semana Nacional Vasca 2017, November 6-12. Etxebarria lives in Les Landes, France close to the city of Baiona-Bayonne in th Basque Country and is a painter of Basque traditional life, sports, dances and other scenes, some of them based on previous Basque-Argentine experiences. Interview in Spanish by the local paper El Día.
Munchies Guide to the Basque Country (Episode 1). In the first episode of the +Munchies Guide to the Basque, host Irene Peralta starts in the coastal city of Donostia-San Sebastian with a traditional feast at Basque institution, the gastronomic socities or Txokos. Then meets three Michelin stars food wizard Eneko Atxa of Azurmendi., in Larrabetzu, near Bilbao, in Bizkaia. Munchies in Facebook: www.facebook.com/munchies.
Video with the highlights of the 54th Elko National Basque Festival, starring dancers, sport people, singers, musicians... The video images are taken at the Elko Basque Club facilities. Thanks to Mercedes Mendive for the images and the music, as she is the accordion player for Elko Ariñak Dancers. And, eskerrik asko, elkotarrak!
After many years of deterioration, the City of Madrid undertook the rehabilitation of Frontón Beti Jai, a 19th Century Basque Handball Court located in its heart, Calle del Marqués del Riscal, 7 28010 Madrid. It was built in 1893-94 by arquitect Joaquín Rucoba and it worked as a fronton until 1919. The City of Madrid bought it in 2010 and it was declared Cultural Interest Heritage in 2011. It went through a serious degradation process until a citizen platform began to fight for its recovery (video IdealistaNews).
Historian Leire Arrieta comments in Basque the history of Radio Euskadi, while she greets from the Basque Country the people gathered in Montevideo to celebrate the International Day of the Bsque Language (ENE, Euskararen Nazioarteko Eguna). The Uruguayan celebration of ENE included a meeting of Basque publishers in America. Leire Arrieta is the author of the book "The history of Radio Euskadi", reissued in 2016 by the Ekin Basque Publishers of Buenos Aires (video, Alberto Irigoyen).
One of the most popular fundraising activities organized by the Eusko Aterpea Basque club of Gral Rodríguez, in Argentina, is to cook and sale portions of typical Basque dishes, such as the Basque-style squid. Eusko Aterpea makes numerous all year long cultural and social proposals open to the population. President Juan Itcea speaks about the last proposals of the club.
Basque Pelota returns to the fronton of the Euzko Etxea Basque Club in the city of Villa María, Argentine province of Cordoba. Gerardo Echeverria, president of the local Basque association comments to 5900.TV that this Sunday, June 24th, from 9:00am to 8:30pm, the Provincial Tournament with will held at the Club's facilities, inspected by the Federation of Basque Pelota in Cordoba.