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Jexux Larrea, Basque Dance Instructor: “The excitement and energy of Basque dance groups in the US is admirable”

06/17/2019

Jexux Larrea teaching Basque dance in Reno on May 8th (photo Dantzan.eus) Jexux Larrea, from Donostia, recently invited the US, invited by NABO and some Basque clubs to teach dance workshops at various Basque dance groups.  Larrea is a dance teacher from the renowned dance group in Donostia, Argia,” and has ample experience as a dantzari and instructor, not only in Euskal Herria but also in the Diaspora where he has taught dance at a number of Udalekus, or the kids summer camp ...

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Luis Carricaburu, new president of the Euzko Etxea Basque Club in Villa Maria in an election with a high degree of participation

06/17/2019

Newly formed board of directors at the Euzko Etxea in Villa Maria In a General Assembly that stood out due to the high level of participation, 156 members who were eligible to vote and 122 of them actually doing so, Luis Carricaburu was elected as the new president of the Euzko Etxea Basque Club in Villa Maria.  In this way, and after a period of unusual campaigning in the world of Basque clubs, two tickets vied for the club’s board of directors news of which even ...

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Do you research the Basque Diaspora? The University of Nevada, Reno is offering an opportunity for a month-long research stay

06/14/2019

The Mathewson-IGT Building, is where the Center for Basque Studies and Basque Library are located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus The Etxepare Basque Institute and the University of Nevada, Reno have opened the call to select the visiting professor who will make a research trip to the aforementioned university as part of the Jon Bilbao Chair.  The research stay would be for one month and would take place between August and December 2019.  Eligible candidates need to have a Ph.D. and have experience in Basque Diaspora related topics, ...

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The Villegasko Euskaldunak Basque Club will participate in the “Authentic Peoples” Festival in Cañada Seca

06/14/2019

Diego Tellechea and Maria Zaton, references of the Villegasko Euskaldunak Basque Club in Gral. Villegas (photo Diario Actualidad) The “Pueblos Auténticos” (Authentic Peoples) Festival is a program of the city’s Secretary of Culture with various cultures organizing events over the weekend.  On Sunday, June 30th the event will take place at Cañada Seca with Villegasko Euskaldunak providing typical Basque dishes, Basque dance and traditional costumes.

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End of Euskera school year in London: student picnic in the city by the Thames, want to join in?

06/13/2019

The Cutty Sark is a tourist attraction that could easily become a great place for mintzapraktika As every year at this time, Basque students and teachers and members and friends in general at the London Euskal Elkartea will celebrate the end of the course year with a fun activity and mintzapraktika (practicing of the language), this year on Saturday June 22nd, including an cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and a picnic with the possibility of visiting Cutty Sark.  There will be food, ...

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Some 50 people from the Eusko Etxea in Caracas collaborated in the charitable festival to support Oscasi

06/13/2019

Basque participation at the charitable festival to support OSCASI, 2019 The San Ignacio Catholic Social Organization (OSCASI) carries out a commitment to support and finance schools in the Petare Barrio in Caracas, one of the most humble and largest neighborhoods in Venezuela. According to Pedro Javier Arriaga Aguirre, reference of the local Basque community, “in these schools students with few resources are provided the possibility to receive adequate food and excellent ...

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Haize Hegoa Basque Club in Montevideo performed Basque dances at the 85th anniversary of the local Alpean Club

06/13/2019

Eusko Indarra at the 85th Anniversary of the Alpinist Club Dantzaris from the Eusko Indarra dance group represented the club and the community at the celebration of the 85th anniversary of the local Alpenländerverein-Alpean Club.  This club gathers immigrants that speak German who came from the Alps.  After the dance performance that included dances like “Ipar Haizea jauntzi,” “Tafallako Jota,” and “Waltz from the Valley of ...

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FEVA, Euskal Etxea in San Nicolas and the Ekin Dantzari Taldea invite you to a dantzari gathering June 29-30

06/12/2019

Dance workshop in San Nicolas The training workshop will be held at the San Nicolas Basque Club and is aimed at “anyone, or any institutions interested in, or currently practicing the Basque culture and specifically the heritage of dance.”  The event will be predominantly practice and is coordinated by Aitor Alava the leader of the Buenos Aires Ekin Dantzari Taldea. According to Alava, the gathering aims to “develop a ...

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The local Basque community was present at the 439th anniversary of the second founding of Buenos Aires

06/12/2019

439th Anniversary of the second founding of Buenos Aires Yesterday the 439th anniversary of the second founding of the capital city was celebrated.  In honor of the re-founder, Juan de Garay, the festivities took place at the plaza that carries his name, meters from the Casa Rosada and right next to the century’s old Tree of Gernika.  Representatives of the local Basque community participated in the ceremony presided by the minister of Urban ...

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Aberri Etxea in Viedma-Patagones embarks on a project to recuperate memories with gender perspective

06/11/2019

Presentation of the “Emakume Euskalduna Patagonian” project, Ruben Suarez along with the club board (photoEE) The “Emakume Euskalduna Patagonian” (The Basque Woman in Patagonia) project at the Aberri Etxea Basque Club in Viedma and Carmen de Patagones is a project to recover family memories with a gender perspective in the north of Patagonia in Argentina.  The project is led by Ruben Suarez, Ph.D. in history according to club sources.  “There are a large number of life stories circulating in the ...

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