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Alan King, linguist, Basque, pioneer author of methods to learn Euskera passes away at the age of 64

02/21/2019

Alan King (1954-2019), Euskal Herria and El Salvador,always in his heart. GB It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Alan King’s death.  Alan Roy King (1954-2019) was born in England, but became one of the most respected references of the Basque language.  He authored The Basque Language: A Practical Introduction published by the University of Nevada Press, at the time, one of the only texts available for English speakers to learn Basque.  ...

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Do you want to win a two-night stay at the Hotel Heredad de Unanue in Donostia? Enter the raffle

02/21/2019

Entrance of the Hotel Heredad de Unanue, Errotazar Bidea 142 de Donostia-San Sebastián 20018 EuskalKultura.com and the Hotel Heredad de Unanue are raffling off a two-night stay at the “Hotel of the Diaspora,” among those who participate in the drawing by sending an email to the address provided by March 1st.  The prize is a two-night stay in a double room including breakfast.  The Hotel Heredad de Uanue is located in Donostia and opened its doors last September with a clear ...

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Arantxa Anitua represented the Basques in a delegation of foreign communities from Argentina that visited Pope Francis yesterday at the Vatican

02/21/2019

Delegation of foreign collectivities in Argentina in front of the Vatican (photo Infobae) A delegation representing forty communities that reside and are active in Argentina visited Pope Francis yesterday at the Vatican.  During the meeting, led by Secretary of Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism of the Argentine Government, Claudio Avruj, the delegation presented the Pontiff a declaration “Argentina, Mosaic of Identities,” whose aim, among other things, is to support the rights of ...

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What do you know about Beatbox? Basque Country Champion, Orodreth, offers to teach you how to make music with your voice at your Euskal Etxea

02/21/2019

The young beatboxer Orodreth Orodreth (Boris Bringas) is a young beatboxer from Bilbao that has 10 years of experience in the discipline that consists of making music using your voice as a musical instrument.  Since 2008, he has performed and held beatbox workshops in Euskal Herria, and Spain winning various awards including the Champion of Euskal Herria of Beatbox in 2017 and 2018.  He is now interested in sharing his art with ...

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Basque film at a theater in Buenos Aires: “Muga deitzen da pausoa,” in its original version with Spanish subtitles

02/20/2019

Poster of the documentary “Muga deitzen da pausoa” (Step to the Limit) Basque director, Maider Oleaga, will present her documentary this Saturday in the Argentine capital city entitled “Muga deitzen da pausoa,” (Step to the limit).  The film was shot in Donostia in Euskera and will be shown with Spanish subtitles.  The film focusses on the meeting of two women in an area of San Sebastian, one of them is alive and a film writer, while the other, Elivra ...

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“I was born in Colombia, but Euskera is my language:” Aimara Marrero does not renounce her two identities

02/20/2019

Aimara Marrero with her father, Alvaro (photo Javi Colmenero-NDG) Aimara came to the Basque Country when she was just a year old from Colombia with her parents and her brother.  She came to Donostia at just over a year old and this is where she saw the ocean for the first time.  The family was able to settle with the help of the Red Cross who opened the door to them and provided them the opportunity to educate their children at the Koldo Mitxelena Ikastola in ...

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Musicians gathered by FEVA provided live music at Jaialdi 2019 organized by the local Denak Bat Basque Club

02/19/2019

Live music at Jaialdi in Mar del Plata The first gathering of active musicians organized by FEVA took place last Saturday, February 16 in Mar del Plata and gathered representatives from Basque clubs in Bahía Blanca, Tres Arroyos, San Nicolás, Buenos Aires (Euskaltzaleak and Laurak Bat), Villa María, Maipú, Necochea, as well as the locals in Mar del Plata.  During the entire day, the artists rehearsed individually, by ...

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Published another issue of the Basque-Venezuelan magazine Jazoera edited by Pedro Arriaga from Eusko Etxea in Caracas

02/19/2019

Cover of issue 95 of the Basque-Venezuelan magazine, Jazoera, corresponding to February 2019 Another issue of Jazoera, number 95, is now available from the Eusko Etxea in Caracas edited by Pedro Javier Arriaga Aguirre with news, commentaries, newspaper clippings, and diverse articles referring to the past and present of the Basque Venezuelan community in Venezuela and Euskadi. As Arriaga says in the editorial “This year, 2019, has special significance as it marks the 80th anniversary of the arrival of ...

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San Miguel, Argentina: Askatasunaren Bidea has opened enrollment for 2019 Basque classes

02/19/2019

Askatasunaren Bidea Association in San Miguel Although it is only February, the middle of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, some Basque clubs are beginning to develop their annual activities.  In the case of the Askatasunaren Bidea in San Miguel, in the province of Buenos Aires, enrollment has already begun for Basque classes for the new school year.  The institution will provide beginning Basque on Mondays 15:30 - 18:30 and advanced will meet on ...

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Guadalupe Garcia, an Argentine born Basque dance teacher at the Euskal Etxea in Bordeaux

02/18/2019

Guadalupe Garcia, at the “Dansons sur les quais” Festival 2019.  Above, Guadalupe at a Semana Vasca in Argentina Guadalupe has taught Basque dance classes at the Bordaleko Euskal Etxea for two years.  Normally this would not be big news, except that she is 23 and is from Argentina.  She is in Bordeaux pursuing a Masters in Agro-Sciences.  According to Guadalupe, “I learned how to dance and love the Basque culture in Buenos Aires and when I arrived in Bordeaux I approached the Basque club to share this ...

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