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This Sunday’s Baztandarren Biltzarra will include a large official group participating from the Diaspora

07/19/2019

Basques from California who participated the first time at Baztandarren Biltzarra in 1994 (photoValerie Etcharren Arrechea) This Sunday is Baztandarren Biltzarra, the big annual festival in the Valley of Baztan.  This year’s event will have a large official participation of a group from California that includes 42 dantzaris, 10 musicians, and another 100 friends and family, members of the Basque-Californian community coming from Basque clubs in San Francisco, Bakersfield, Rocklin, Fresno and Chino.

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Semana Vasca 2019 begins next Tuesday in Santiago, organized by the Basque Community of Chile Basque club

07/19/2019

Poster and program for 2019 Semana Vasca organized by the Basque Community of Chile Basque Club July 23-28 This annual event at the Colectividad Vasca de Chile (Basque Community of Chile) Basque Club will run July 23-28, beginning on Tuesday with the inauguration of the exhibit “Euskal emakumeak- Basque Women” to conclude on Sunday with the traditional mass celebrating San Ignacio.  Throughout the week, there will be talks about Winnipeg, a film about San Ignacio and the traditional choir meeting, all at ...

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Traveling Basque Film returns, with new titles and renewed energy leaded by specialist, Carlos Gabilondo

07/19/2019

Carlos Gabilondo at the Donostia Film Festival in 2017 After taking just over a year off, the project that opened an important opportunity for Basque film in Basque clubs and cultural institutions in the Basque Diaspora in Argentina returns this weekend.  Carlos Gabilondo, project creator and director, told EuskalKultura.com that the schedule through the end of the year “filled up quickly,” from requests from various clubs.  The first stop will be ...

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Necochea, Argentina: Hator Hona begins this Saturday with a reinforced program for the youth project’s 15th edition

07/18/2019

15th edition of Hator Hona in Necochea The countdown is complete.  This year’s edition of the program Hator Hona 2019 has reached its 15th edition that will again bring eight youth form the Basque Country to Necochea for two weeks of gatherings and celebration, but above all of living the Basque culture to the fullest.

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San Fermin festivities shared the excitement of Pamplona and gathered many at Basque clubs in Argentina and Uruguay (III)

07/18/2019

2019 San Fermin Mass in Tandil In this new installment, remember San Fermin celebrations in the Diaspora began on July 6th and ran, in Argentina and Uruguay, through last week.  The temperature and season difference is notable in regards to the celebration in Pamplona since it is the middle of winter in the southern hemisphere.  But the cold didn’t’ deter from the San Fermin celebrations that also included txupinazos ...

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The Basque Government is conducting a survey to better understand the reality of our Diaspora: come on, participate!

07/17/2019

The survey is available here and aims to get to know the situation, conditions, opinions and reality of our Diaspora better, in order to facilitate identifying needs and the virtual implementation of plans and  more efficient policies. If you are Basque and reside outside of the Basque Country, please don’t put this off.  It only takes a few minutes and your participation is certainly valuable in ...

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The Basque Film Series was successfully inaugurated in Viña del Mar: after “Amama,” “Oreina,” and “Dantza” are next

07/17/2019

Working together on activities like the Basque Film Series, members of the board of directors and friends of the Euzko Etxea The Euzko Etxea in Viña del Mar-Valparaiso was very satisfied with the reception of the Basque Film Series after the screening of Amama last Friday.  The series is part of the International Film Festival in Viña del Mar, and a prelude to the same, and may be here to stay as the institutions who collaborated in the event have shown interest in continuing the initiative.

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Magdalena Mignaburu and Josu Legarreta author another book on the history of the Euskal Echea Association

07/17/2019

Covers of the book "Euskal Echea. 115 Years of Confraternity, Solidarity and Education in Argentina" The Euskal Echea Cultural and Charitable Association celebrates its 115th anniversary this year, and so at the request of the institution, Magdalena Mignaburu and Josu Legarreta have written a book about the history of the association from its origin to the present.  Entitled, Euskal Echea. 115 Years of Confraternity, Solidarity and Education in Argentina, its 250 pages are organized chronologically according ...

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Summer 2019: the Cuban duo, D’Capricho tours summer festivals all over Euskal Herria singing in Euskera (see their video)

07/16/2019

The sisters from Cuba Danieuris and Daniellis Moya Avila are the D’Capricho Duo They are Cuban, although they have included Euskera in their repertoire, and how!  Danieuris and Daniellis Moya Avila, the Danieuris Sisters are from Manzanillo (Cuba) even if one of them currently resides in Euskal Herria and the other in Havana.  When summer come, the two sisters get together in the Basque Country and give life to D’Capricho, with concerts throughout the Basque Country.  They ...

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San Fermin at the Eusko Etxea in Caracas: Bulls, “Kalimotxo” and “Viento de Agua” were the protagonists at the encierro

07/16/2019

San Fermin 2019 at the Euzko Etxea in Caracas San Fermin at the Eusko Etxea in Caracas in Venezuela is without a doubt the most similar to those that take place in Pamplona.  In fact, the Venezuelan capital celebrates with an encierro with real bulls – here heifers – and “brave young men” who dare to run.  In 2019, the bulls came from Tribiño Livestock and were “big and brave” according to Pedro Arriaga ...

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