The city of Maipu remembered immigrants with a festival that was dominated by music and dance, traditional food and tributes. The Anaitasuna Basque Club participated with its large dance group, with its cooks and even brought a musical show, Otxote Osasuna who traveled from Necochea especially for the occasion.
These youth belong to Basque clubs around the world and are currently in Euskadi participating in Gaztemundu 2017, a Basque Government program that provides training to youth in the Diaspora. This year’s edition is dedicated to music and Basque instruments. In his welcoming words, Urkullu thanked the youth for maintaining the link and Basque feeling “Euskaltasuna,” and he spoke of music as “an essential expression of the culture of our people.”
Images of the mural need to reflect what it means to “be Basque” and/or what it means to the community. The work will be completed by students in Fine Arts at the National University of La Plata, but members and friends are also invited to participate in choosing the design. The club has uploaded a survey on its Facebook page to choose from various designs that include the Tree of Gernika, the Ikurriña, the Lauburu and San Fermin Festivities to mention a few.
In the last days of summer, “Udako Festa 2017 Summer Festival” is the name of the Basque program this weekend in Winnemucca and Paradise Valley, NV. Along with this, Basque clubs in Colorado and Marin Sonoma, in northern California, are also hosting their annual picnics on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
As part of the city’s 150th anniversary, and during the Immigrant Day festivities, members of the Euskal Juarez Basque association unveiled a commemoratory plaque at the Monument of the Immigrants, located in the local cemetery. The activities, in honor of the immigrants will last all week and will conclude with a show on September 22nd.
The local mayor, Claudio Raul Filippa, will unveil two artworks that commemorate Guillermo Larregui, known throughout Argentina as “The Wheelbarrow Basque,” in an event that will take place on Sunday, September 10th beginning at 11am. The event is also part of the city’s 116th anniversary and will take place on Avenida Costanera in the city of Puerto Iguazu, 500 meters from Hito de la Triple Frontera, a meeting point between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
The course will be taught at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) October 6- November 25 in Donostia, and the deadline to enroll is October 6th. The course will be coordinated by Mari Jose Olaziregi (UPV/EHU) and Garbiñe Iztueta (Director for the Promotion and Diffusion of the Basque Language at the Etxepare Basque Institute).
The first Basque Film Series organized by the Gure Etxea Basque Club in Tandil, Argentina at the INCAA (National Institute of Film and Audiovisual Airs) local facilities allowed the screening of Amama and Loreak on the big screen. The proposal was very successful and may be a precedent for events at other INCAA Space in the country.
Berri Txarrak will play tomorrow, Tuesday in the city of Fort Collins, CO. the group will dedicate the coming days to a small tour that will also include stops in Quebec and Toronto, to later visit US cities like Washington DC, Providence, Rhode Island, Boston (Cambridge), New York and New jersey. They will share the stage, at various performances with groups like Descents, The Menzingers and Night Birds. If you are in the area, why not join in, or let others know about the opportunity.
Some 160 people celebrated birthday number 25 of this Basque club in La Pampa. Besides members and friends the club was also accompanied by the president of FEVA, Hugo Andiazabal, along with provincial and national authorities. During lunch tribute was paid the club’s first board of directors, former presidents and to cooks and helpers who were active during this quarter century.