“Dantza mokauak,” is taught by masters Patxi laborda, Sabin Bikandi, Katalin Zarate and Anartz Ormaza, and will take place Saturday and Sunday March 3-4 in Areatza, “through a methodology to learn in a fun, clear, simple and appropriate way for the world that we live in.” Saturday night there will be a dance for workshop participants that is open to the public to enjoy their progress. Aiko Taldea is a referential group in the area of promotion and transmission of traditional Basque dance.
The Juan de Garay Basque Argentine Foundation will celebrate its 35th anniversary this August with a festive gathering. The foundation, headquartered in Buenos Aires, has announced an intense program of activities at the beginning of this term that will continue to contribute to its founding purpose of “prolonging and projecting the tradition and customs of the Basque Country in Argentina.” The first of these events is the beginning of the 2018 term with a talk entitled “The Basques and the Great Navy,” by Jorge Beramendi next Tuesday.
Today, march 1st at 6pm PST, anyone wishing to send their children to NABO’s 2018 Udaleku is invited to register on the NABO website. Every year, the number of available spots fills in only minutes, and those who are not at the ready, may not have the opportunity to send their children to this year’s camp.
Today, the 15th edition of Laburbira will begin in Bergara, Gipuzkoa. This year’s program that screens short films in Euskera will ariive to 29 locations including three in the Diaspora: London (oganized together with to the London Basque Society Euskal Elkartea), Paris (Pariseko Euskal Etxea) and Valencia (Laurak Bat Basque Club). Eight shorts will be shown in their original Basque version in the case of Diaspora with subtitles according to the euskal etxea, in English, French, and Catalan respectively.
Nearly 50 people gathered at the first gathering hosted by the Trujilloko Euskal Etxea. The event included three brief talks about the Basque presence in the American and Peruvian environment, which served to define the context in which this new club emerges. Its promotors stressed the attendance and the interest the event generated, judging by the number of questions from the audience. Full of enthusiasm and excitement, the Trujilloko Euskal Etxea is now pondering its next steps.
The Euskal Odola Basque Club in Ayacucho, Argentina has good news to share with all. On the one hand, it announced that next Sunday, March 4th, it will inaugurate its new clubhouse, and on the other, next Friday it will host its famous Peña Vasca, organized every year as part of the National Calf Festival this year first edition in the club’s brand new facilities.
This Saturday, February 24th, the musical “Bihotza Mintza” will debut in the Zenith Room in Pau, produced by the local Basque club, Lagunt eta Maita, culminating the Béarnaise euskal etxea’s 50th anniversary celebrations. It was a huge effort with 60 singers, dantzaris and 10 musicians who began rehearsals some 10 months ago in order to bring this original show, written by Christian Larralde, that tells the story of young Johañe who immigrated to Bearn from Euskal Herria, to the stage.
With summer vacation (in the southern hemisphere) behind us, Basque clubs in the area are now finalizing and announcing their annual programs of activity. The hopes of accompanying, facilitating or simply complementing club offerings, the Delegation of Euskadi in Argentina-Mercosur offers interested institutions wide array of cultural proposals. Following is a list of material available for 2018. All you have to do is choose, contact the delegation and request it.
Laurak Bat in Buenos Aires began 2018 with an extraordinary visitor. Catalan songwriter, Joan Manuel Serrat, practiced in the Basaldua room at the clubhouse before performing at the “The Unique” festival at the acclaimed Colon Theater. “It was an unusual way of ending the 140th anniversary of the club,” according to club members that are currently submerged in preparations for Buenos Aires Celebrates 2018.
The tournament took place at the club’s sports facilities in City Bell. Hosted by the Peña “Bixente Ibarguren,” the goal was to spend a day outside and promote the typical card game from Euskal Herria, with both novices and experts participating. After this successful beginning, the Euzko Etxea has already opened enrollment for its 2018 activities.