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Boise State University offers Ph.D. assistantships in the area of Engineering for Basque students

02/26/2015

Ander Martinez and Virginia Molina, recipients of these grants in 2013, during their stay in Boise (photo Boise State University)

Boise State University (BSU) has announced a new edition of the Basque Ph.D. Scholarships, assistantships for Basque students. Grants are for one year, in which students may pursue a Ph.D. in this University The scholarships range between $18,000-$25,000 and include full tuition. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2015.

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Monique Flesher: “Park City, the international ski resort, is a city with a rich Basque past”

02/26/2015

Monique Jacqueline Heguilustoy Flesher, interior designer is also an active and valious member of the Basque Club of Utah (photo EuskalKultura.com)

She is an interior designer.  Even though she is originally from California, she has lived in Salt Lake City for years where she combines her daily American life with the atmosphere and Basque heritage that she received from her parents, and that she works hard to transmit to her children.  Monique Heguilustoy Flesher is a US Basque in Utah.  

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Basque and Mayan will be hand in hand in Mexico when Korrika 19 arrives in Cancun

02/24/2015

Poster of Korrika 19 Cancun

The 19th edition of Korrika, the race in favor of the Basque language, will arrive for the first time in Cancun, thanks to local euskaltzales.  The event will have a very special character, as organizers have explained to EuskalKultura.com, the goal is to introduce and experience Euskera as well as support the recuperation and the social visibility of the Mayan language. 

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The San Juan Basque club will gather the stories of Basque families settled in the province in a book

02/24/2015

Club members at the Celebration of the Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity

The project supported by the Basque club is aimed at gathering stories and testimonies of the Basque families who settled in San Juan.  The book, is considered a tribute to “our ancestors,” that will also allow “to save the forgotten stories that would otherwise be lost with the passing of time.”  Anyone who would like to contribute should do so by June 30. Eusko Etxea will laso participate, next Friday, in the Sun Festival with a float dedicated to Basque music.

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More than 600 spectators attended the debut of “Makila,” a Basque dance show created in Paris

02/23/2015

The Basque dance group Gazteria was one of the supporters of “Makila” (photoParisEE)

The debut of “Makila,” in Paris was a complete success, as club sources told EuskalKultura.com.  More than 600 people went to the Asnieres-sur-Seine Theater to enjoy this representation of Basque dance created by the local Basque community.  Now, organizers want to take the show to other places and Basque clubs, and invite anyone interested to get in touch with them. 

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NABO’s Basque Filmategia: A growing film catalog directed towards both individuals and clubs, spreading knowledge about all things Basque

02/23/2015

Basque Filmategia offers some of the best known films of the Basque industry (Image: Euskal Kultura)

“It’s more than entertainment, (cinema) is another medium by which we learn about our heritage,” said Pihilippe Acheritogaray, person in charge of the Filmategia, in conversation with EuskalKultura.com. A continuation of the Basque Film Series organized by the San Francisco, California-based Basque Educational Organization, NABO’s film archive offers over twenty movies, from documentaries to dramas and comedies, with English subtitles.

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After working hard all summer, the Viedma and Patagones Basque club will inaugurate its clubhouse on March 28

02/23/2015

Photos of the work done at the Basque club in Viedma and Carmen de Patagones (photoEE)

The event consists of two parts: the official inaugural ceremony and a toast.  Both will take place at the clubhouse that has been recently recycled on Alerdi Street 169 in Viedma, and will be attended by authorities from the provinces of Buenos Aires and Rio Negro.  Once the clubhouse has been opened, the first event to take place there will be Aberri Eguna on April 5. 

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Amuma Says No will take up Jim Jausoro Band’s torch of music at the Ontario Annual Benefit Dinner & Dance

02/20/2015

Lisa Corcostegui believes that the folk band from Boise will be able to attract a younger audience to the event (Photo: Amuma Says No)

The Ontario, Oregon Basque Club will celebrate, on February 28, its 68th Charity Dinner – almost a must-go for locals, both Basque and non-Basque. As usual, a live lamb will be donated by the Gabiola family but, this year, Amuma Says No will bring back the spirit of Jim Jausoro's Band, since past member Domingo Ansotegui’s son, Dan, is the accordionist of the folk group from Boise. “We are very happy to have them here. We hope they will attract more young people to the dance,” told to Euskalkultura.com Lisa Corcostegui, president of the club.

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Learning Euskera online: the Mintzanet awards recognize the best “bidelari” and “bidelagun” of the year

02/20/2015

Winners of the first two Mintznet prizes, Mariaje Barandiaran, for best “Bidelagun,” and Raul Alfaro as best “Bidelari” (photo Mintzanet)

The Mintzanet Project held its 2014 awards ceremony yesterday in Donostia where Mariaje Barandiaran received the best “Bidelagun” award (a Basque speaker who helps other practice) and Raul Alfaro was the best “Bidelari” (someone who practices Euskera via Skype).  Directors of the project emphasized that there are many Basque in the Diaspora participating and learning/practicing Basque online.  

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Singing Santa Ageda in Brussels, Elko, Boise and Madrid: once again the Diaspora took to the streets to follow the tradition

02/19/2015

In Boise the Santa Ageda procession began with a lot of music at the Basque Museum

In Euskal Herria going out to sing verses on the eve of Santa Ageda is a very old and loved tradition.  In the Diaspora, there have been groups who have maintained the custom and that do the same every year in their cities, to sing to the saint, like in Boise or Madrid.  This year, we also have received images from Brussels and Elko, NV. 

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