The Etxepare Basque Institute and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst inaugurate today the "William A. Douglass Chair in Basque Cultural Studies". The chair will open with an Inaugural Lecture by William A. Douglass, co-founder of the Center for Basque Studies of Reno and renowned expert in Basque anthropology and culture. Also, international experts willl participate in the simposium “William Douglass, Basque Studies and the Anthropology of Europe”.
Hurry up, deadline is next Friday. These are the prizes for September's EuskalKultura.com raffle: a guided visit in Donostia, that includes Pintxo tasting in the Old Part; a CD with 18 children’s songs in Basque; “Gatz eta berakatz,” the latest CD by “Amuma Says No” from Boise, ID; the DVD “Leku hutsak, hitz beteak,” by Bernardo Atxaga in Basque with English subtitles, and the book "We are Basque-Argentines" by Magdalena Mignaburu and Josu Legarreta.
Last week to win. These are the prizes for September's EuskalKultura.com raffle: a guided visit in Donostia, that includes Pintxo tasting in the Old Part; a CD with 18 children’s songs in Basque; “Gatz eta berakatz,” the latest CD by “Amuma Says No” from Boise, ID; the DVD “Leku hutsak, hitz beteak,” by Bernardo Atxaga in Basque with English subtitles, and the book "We are Basque-Argentines" by Magdalena Mignaburu and Josu Legarreta.
Eusko Ikaskuntza has organized a day of reflection and debate on the Diaspora this Friday, September 23 in Baigorri, entitled, “The Diaspora of the Future: The Relationship that we’d like to have with the Basque Diaspora.” Participants will address and discuss the challenges faced by the Diaspora, its current reality and different proposals by groups to provide a future worthy of its brilliant past. Space is limited although there is still time to register.
The workshops will begin today at 7pm at the Pastoral de Migraciones in Neuquen, and will be directed by the recently elected board of directors. These activities are just the beginning of a list of goals that the club has planned for the coming months, including their participating in the 2nd Meeting of Patagonian Basque Clubs and Semana Nacional Vasca.
The Etxepare Basque Institute, through its lectureship at the University ELTE, and the Cervantes Institute in Budapest have organized a conference dedicated to Basque culture that will take place on September 22-23. The program of activities includes various presentations on Euskera, literature and music, especially analyzing the relation between the Basque and Hungarian cultures. The conference will conclude with the showing of Loreak, a film by Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga.
Villa Maria’s Basque Cultural Week will begin on September 25, and will run all week with a program that includes religious ceremonies, exhibits, film and dinner, among other proposals. These activities, along with those organized by the club in this city in the Argentine province of Cordoba since the beginning of the year, are all part of the club’s 70th anniversary celebration.
The Euskaletxea in Lima, Pero is getting ready to celebrate 30 years of spreading the Basque culture in the Andean country. For this reason, the entity has organized a complete program of activities that begins on Monday with the showing of the film Loreak. There will also be music, dancing, euskera, food, mus and an anniversary meal that will conclude the festivities this Sunday.
Ancient Basque Music will be featured this weekend in Paris and over the coming months on various European stages thanks to Enrike Solinis and Euskal Barrokensemble, on a tour that will visit, France, Austria, Belgium, and Catalonia. This Saturday, September 17th the Basque musicians will visit Radio France, chosen by this prestigious broadcaster to give a concert that will be transmitted live all over France. Later they will come to Vienna, Turnhout, Barcelona, Bilbao...
The Etorritakoengatik Basque Club took over from the Euskal Txokoa in San Martin de los Andes and will be in charge of organizing the Second Meeting of Patagonian Basque Clubs. The meeting will take place from September 23-25, and while they are still working on the meeting agenda, the club reported they will participated in the “Madryn al Plato” festival.