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“Voices from a Noble Land” is born, a radio program that will be the voice of the Comahue Euskal Etxea


“Voices from a Noble Land,” radio program at the Comahue Euskal Etxea

The program will take place weekly, and will run for an hour broadcast on FM Capital; every Saturday local commentators will talk about various topics related to Basque culture like film, literature, and the most important celebrations of the Basque calendar. The Comahue Basque Club will also begin to finalize other 2018 projects in April like its Basque workshops and dance as well as a seminar on Basque literature to mention a few.


This Saturday, the first Board of Directors of the Trujillo Basque Club will be sworn in officially beginning its activities


President of the new Basque Club at its first public event

At a ceremony that will take place on Saturday April14th at the Truillo City Hall, the first Board of Directors of the recently-formed Basque-Peruvian Cultural Center in Trujillo, Trujilloko Euskal Etxea will be sworn in.  The club’s president, Leonel Berrocal, will address those attending along with vice-president, Wilfredo Lizarzaburu, who will provide some background, the history and the goals of the club.  After lunch, there will also be a horse exhibition.


“Anima Zaitez!” 2018 is here with an invitation for Basque Country youth to visit Argentina and share their Basque culture experiences


Participants in the 2017 Anima Zaitez program

The invitation is aimed a Basque youth between the ages of 18-30 years old.  Participants are responsible for their passage to Villa Maria in the province of Cordoba and the local Basque club will provide room and board.  “Anima Zaitez!” is an initiative of the Euzko Etxea Basque Club in Villa Maria and this year will take place July 7-22, 2018.  During their stay, the youth will teach workshops in Basque dance and music, Euskera, Basque sports, and gastronomy.  The deadline to apply is May 9th.


The Chino Basque Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary this Saturday with both festive and cultural events


Zorionak Chino Basque Club on your first 50 years, anitz urtez!

The Chino Basque Club, located in the greater Los Angeles area, will celebrate its 50th anniversary tomorrow and will do so including cultural events after inviting its members and friends to participate in an ambitious “oral history” project and the recompilation of its rich past that it has been working on over the last years. Presentations and talks by Mitch Gariador, Jeanette Bidart, and Marianna Etcheverria will accompany dinner and performances by Gauden Bat and Noka.


Basque classes begin at the Eusko Kultur Etxea in Buenos Aires, with various levels and times


Basque classes begin at the Eusketxe

The Eusko Kultur Etxea-Eusketxe just announced this year’s Basque classes.  This Basque cultural center led by Maria Elena Etcheverry proposes a variety of levels and times for its courses; the majority will take place one a week for three hours at Mexico 1880 in the capital city.  In a conversation with, Etcheverry invites everyone to visit their blog.


Denak Bat Basque Club in Mar del Plata invites creators and artists to design its 2018 Semana Vasca Logo


President of Denak Bat, Asier Iriberri, and family pose with Gorka Alvarez Aranburu and his team during a visit to the Lehendakaritza

The city of Mar del Plata will be the site October 29-November 4 of 2018 Semana Nacional Vasca, and its hosting club, Denak Bat, has also announced a contest to design the event’s logo.  The deadline to submit artwork is May 31st for a cash prize.  The delegation from Mar del Plata was received last March in Vitoria-Gasteiz at the Lehendakaritza and presented Gorka Alvarez Aranburu, director of the Basque Community Abroad, an invitation for Lehendakari Urkullu to attend the event.


They are seeking somebody to teach Basque language and culture in Bakersfield, California


Eztitxu Hariñordoki, from Baigorri, taught Basque language and culture at the club as well as at the university

In reality the club and NABO, in collaboration with the Etxepare Basque Institute, only require mastery of the Basque language, to which each applicant can then add his/her own curriculum.  Once chosen the individual will receive training applied to the specific job in Bakersfield, some two hours north of Los Angeles.


The University of Nevada, Reno is looking for a Library Technician for the Jon Bilbao Basque Library


Iñaki Arrieta Baro, from Hernani, is currently the head library at the Jon Bilbao Basque Library (photo

The University of Nevada, Reno is looking for someone to fill the position of Library Technician at the Jon Bilbao Basque Library.  This requires a degree and at least three years experience, among other requirements.  The chosen individual would be responsible for managing circulation of materials, assisting users with library and online resources, developing metadata for digital items and uncatalogued books, and maintaining files for digital images and audio/video recordings.  Interested persons should contact the University as soon as possible.


Impressive time-lapse video taken by Iñaki Tejerina with spectacular scenery of the border between Upper and Lower Navarre


Erronkari by Iñaki Tejerina

We read about this a few days ago on “A time-lapse on the border with Iparralde that won awards in Dubai.” Iñaki Tejerina, an engineer in Pamplona who is fond of photography was awarded for these spectacular time-lapse images of the border between Navarre and Iparralde.” It is a very impress video that we are now sharing with our readers.


2018 US Elections: Diana Lachiondo announces candidacy for Ada County Commission District Seat 1, while Aitor Narvaiza runs for Elko Sheriff


Aitor Narvaiza running for Sheriff in Elko, NV and Diana Lachiondo running for Ada County Commissioner in Boise, Idaho

They aren’t the only well-known active individuals in the Basque community running for office in the upcoming elections in the US, but Diana Lachiondo has announced her candidacy for Ada County Commission District Seat 1, along with Aitor Narvaiza who is running for Sheriff in Elko, Nevada.



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