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Boise re-inaugurated its Basque Mural on the Basque Block yesterday after its renovation

11/14/2018

Aurresku at the re-inauguration of the Basque Mural yesterday on Capitol Boulevard in Boise, Idaho With a simple ceremony with txistulari and an Aurresku paying tribute, the renovated Basque Mural on the Basque Block was re-inaugurated. Situated in a privileged spot, looking down Capitol Boulevard, it reflects an allegory of the Basques and their presence in Idaho.  Since its original inauguration in 2000, the paint had deteriorated prompting the City Council to agree to its renovation that was coordinated ...

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Services for Gene Cachenaut, President of the Southern California Basque Club, will be held this Saturday

11/14/2018

Funeral services for Eugene 'Gene' Cachenaut, president of the Southern California Basque Club, will be held on Saturday.  Son of immigrants from Behe Nafarroa, Gene passed away suddenly on October 28th at the age of 50 leaving behind his wife and son.  A Memorial Fund has been established to support the family that has already received some 200 donations.  ...

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Basque dance and theater at the inauguration of the Plazoleta of Collectivities in Lanus in the province of Buenos Aires

11/13/2018

Basques at the inauguration of the Plazoleta of Collectivities in Lanus The city of Lanus in the metropolitan area of Greater Buenos Aires, held the inauguration of a Green space located on Rivadavia Boulevard that has been named Plazoleta of Collectivities.  The inauguration was presided by local mayor, Nestor Grindette, and was also attended by members of the Basque community as well as other community representatives, who also shared their typical dishes and parts of their ...

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Berlin hosts another edition of its Basque Film Festival, organized by the city's 'Gernika' Basque club

11/12/2018

Zinemaldia will take place Thursday through Sunday of this week, November 15-18, at its usual venue the Kino Moviemento, “the oldest movie theater in Germany." The program this year includes Kalebegiak on Thursday, Errementari on Friday, Hunted by the Snake on Saturday, and Handia on Sunday.  All films are in their original version with English subtitles.

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Academic, institutional and community representatives accompanied the investiture of Alberto Irigoyen as Doctor Honoris Causa

11/12/2018

Alberto Irigoyen thanking everyone for the distinction The University of the East (UDE), in La Plata, recognized Uruguayan researcher, Alberto Irigoyen Artetxe as Doctor Honoris Cause, in an initiative supported by the Free Chair of Euskera and Basque Culture of the university and the Euzko Etxea Basque Club in La Plata.  The ceremony was presided by the university’s president, Carlos E. Orazi and the Rector, Maria de las Mercedes Reitano, along with a large ...

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Semana Vasca 2018 (VI): Impressions of Mar del Plata and announcing Semana Vasca 2019, in Bahia Blanca (videos)

11/09/2018

Union Vasca Basque Club in Bahia Blanca will celebrate its 120th anniversary in 2019.  The club was founded in 1899 with the name Laurak Bat In this last installment of the extensive chronicle we have published last week, a final video with impressions of the event gathered on site at its closure by EuskalKultura.com with Asier Iriberri, Denak Bat’s president.  This also comes with the announcement for Semana Nacional Vasca 2019 that will be hosted next year by the Union Vasca Basque Club in Bahia Blanca.

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Semana Vasca 2018 (V): Dantzari parade and a multitudinous meal to close another successful edition (videos)

11/09/2018

Plaza dancing on the Esplanade of the Provincial NH The Basque community in South America and Basques coming from Euskal Herria had a wonderful time last weekend in Mar del Plata celebrating Semana Nacional as well as the 75th anniversary of the local Basque club.  An entire year’s work was reflected in each activity.  At the Artistic evening, invited groups received warm applause, as well as the locals closing the show with a Fandango and Arin Arin ...

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Semana Vasca 2018 (IV): Artistic evening on Saturday bringing together 400 dantzaris, in 30 different dances and groups

11/08/2018

Haize Hegoa from Montevideo received warm applause at Semana Vasca 2018 We have arrived to Saturday night in our traditional chronicle of images from Semana Nacional Vasca.  The artistic evening at Semana Vasca 2018 featured dantzaris from Argentina, Uruguay and the Basque Country.  Some with much experience like the guest group, Akelarre, who came from Hendaia to perform “Irradaka” at the Radio City Theater. Other groups, more recently formed debuted at Semana ...

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The Euskaro Basque Club in Montevideo will inaugurate the mural “Guernica” on its facade this Sunday

11/07/2018

Accordionist and club member, Baldomero Anso, originally from Navarre, in front of the mural The mural that will adorn the facade of the clubhouse is a work by Rocio Matosas Etchebarne, originally from Paysandu, Uruguay, and a Basque descendant.  The work is almost the same size as the original painted by Pablo Picasso in 1937, but the difference between the one hanging in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and this one, is the color, specifically this one is the color of the ...

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Semana Vasca 2018 (III): Intense Saturday with Urkullu participating in the Mintzodromo among other activities

11/07/2018

Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu at the Mintzodromo in Mar del Plata Saturday was an specially intense day at Semana Vasca 2018 in Mar del Plata.  The first events in the morning took place in various locations.  At the Basque club headquarters there were meetings of dance directors, Basque libraries, and Basque choirs.  At the same time, Club Quilmes hosted the traditional FEVA meeting with Basque clubs from all over the country.

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