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Basque rock hit San Francisco and LA


Fermin Muguruza, onstage at The Virgil in Los Angeles. was there (photo

California has held two concerts of three Basque music bands in the last few days. Pop-rock band Tania de Sousa and stoner-rockers Niña Coyote eta Chico Tornado played in San Francisco on the 18th and in Los Angeles this past Wednesday, along with the popular musician Fermin Muguruza. Ex Tijuana no! singer Ceci Bastida also joined the mini-tour with her solo band. “This is a very special tour for me –said Muguruza to− for the people I’m playing with and because I decided to stay a little bit away from the stages.”


Strong social media campaign to reactivate the Quilmes Basque club in the Province of Buenos Aires


Quilmes Basque Club

Over the last few days Facebook has been the site of a large campaign from the community in Quilmes promoting and soliciting support for the Basque club to reopen there. Basque and Argentine personalities from the worlds of culture and various institutions have joined in with their support and have responded with dozens of messages of encouragement. 


Xare returns to the city of Salto, Uruguay thanks to the new Nelson Vigo Pelota School


Players and authorities at the tribute for Jose Roque Alfieri and Elbio Liberatore

The school named after Dr. Nelson Vigo, World Xare Runner up in 1952, will be located at the Trinketa at the Circulo Sportivo in Salto, the birth place of many great pelotaris.  The school’s opening was attended by Argentinean players and representatives from the schools at Laurak Bat and Gure Echea in Buenos Aires.  It was also an opportunity to honor Jose Roque Alfieri and Elbio Liberatore, past glories who still cheer for, and whose daily presence fills the Circulo Sportivo with life. 


Argentinan Euskaraz celebrates 25 years and FEVA calls for festivities to take place throughout all of 2015


Promotional poster for Basque classes in Argentina

The program for Basque language teacher training in Argentina “Argentinan Euskaraz” celebrates its first quarter-century of life next year and FEVA invites Basque clubs and institutions that teach the language to participate in associated activities.  The range of proposals will be broad and will include a contest to choose the anniversary’s logo, a book on the history of the language in the country and a traveling exhibit organized by the Delegation of Euskadi in Argentina and the Etxepare Basque Institute. 


Boise, Idaho to celebrate the 18th ‘Omenaldia’ Memorial Mass on November 2


The 18th 'Omenaldia' Memorial Mass in Boise will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Photo: SHCC)

On Sunday, November 2, at 2:30 p.m., Boise will host the 18th ‘Omenaldia’ Memorial Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Oinkari female dancers and the Biotzetik Basque Choir will be part of the ceremony, that will be followed by a potluck at the church hall. “Around 80 people will be remembered, but the list is not completed yet; we are still receiving calls and messages,” as Patty Miller, director of the Basque Museum, told 


For the first time, the Trinquete at the Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea was the site for the “Tournament of Basque Clubs” of Buenos Aires


The Tournament of Basque club winners from the iparraldeko Euskal Etxea: Sebastián Mihura, German Schell, Andres Velasco and Francisco Recalde

Supported by a new group of pilotaris at the club who organized the championship, the Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea in Buenos Aires hosted and won the latest “Tournament of Basque Clubs” in Buenos Aires that included the participation of teams from the Centro Navarro and the Gure Echea Basque club.  Along with this news, the Subcomission of Culture invites everyone to the “Biperrren Pesta” or Pepper Festival on October 25th. 

Read more... presents a photo gallery with the best photos taken over the last ten years reporting on the Diaspora


Photo Gallery that can be found by scrolling to the end of the page.

It's going to be little by little. As part of the improvements being made by is the exciting project of a photo gallery that will include some of the best photos of life in the Diaspora.  We have been reporting since 2001, and so want to share photos of meetings, projects, people and dreams, with our readers.  The gallery that we will continue to add to each week, will include photos of all the Basque clubs and associations in the world and readers will be able not only to view them, but also comment on them, as well as share information with the rest of the readers.  We are beginning with a few photos and are inviting you to take a look and comment on them. 


Fermin Muguruza will perform on Wednesday in LA, with Basque artists Tania de Sousa and Niña Coyote & Chico Tornado


Fermin Muguruza with musicians and technicians during his tour in San Francisco (photoFerminMuguruzaFacebook)

Fermin Muguruza is currently on tour in North America with singer Tania de Sousa and the group from Donostia, Niña Coyote & Chico Tornado. Last Saturday they were in San Francisco and this Wednesday, they will play in Los Angeles.  On Saturday they will be in Baja California, Mexico, where they have a concert in the town of Mexicali that will include a retrospective of the documentaries that Muguruza has done in recent years. 


The San Juan Basque club participated with flag bearers and a stand at celebration of the Day for Respect for Cultural Diversity


The Basque stand, members of Eusko Txokoa in San Juan, including flag bearers, Yesica Orquera and Diego Landa and the two little ones Ailin Bernal and Joseba Landa

October 12 Argentina celebrates the Day for Respect for Cultural Diversity, as a national public holiday. As a part of that, the First Meeting of the Integration of Peoples was held at the Latin American Park in the Department of Albardon, in the Province of San Juan.  Invited by authorities form the House of Motril, the Basque club participated in the meeting with flag bearers and a stand and their children dressed for the occasion. 


The Basque Government invites Basques athletes to represent the Basque Country in the NY Marathon


Tne NY Marathon Basque Country t-shirt

Basque athletes participating in the New York marathon on November 2, will have the opportunity to run this renowned race representing the Basque Country. The Basque Government, invites participants from the Basque Country as well as members of the Diaspora to wear the t-shirt designed by the Basque Athletics Federation for this special occasion. The ones interested will get the t-shirt in the reception organized the day before. The project is a shared inictiave of the Basque Federation of Athletics, the Directorate of Youth and Sports of the Basque Government and the Delegation of Euskadi in the United States.


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