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The special relationship between Liverpool and the Basque Country: The Manuel Irujo Chair at the University of Liverpool

05/20/2019

The Basque Country has enjoyed a special relationship with Liverpool for a long time being both coastal areas, regarding emigration to America... In the world of academia, the first classes in Basque studies in the United Kingdom were offered in Liverpool and the University of Liverpool was pioneer in teaching Basque in the 1970s. The relationship grew even closer in 2013, when the granddaughters of a ...

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Txikifest, the Txakoli fest in New York, celebrates its 8th edition, organized by the Txikito Restaurant

05/17/2019

Image from a prior edition of Txikifest This Sunday there will be a Basque event Sunday in New York City, Txikifest, or the Txakoli celebration is an annual event organized by the Txikito Basque Restaurant in Manhattan managed by chef Eder Montero, from Bilbao, and his wife, New York Chef Alex Raij. The event is in the Basque style where a street is dedicated to booths where people will be servedi.  Beverages will be served along with pintxos ...

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Large audience attended the exhibit about the Bombing of Gernika exhibit organized by the Chascomus Basque Club

05/17/2019

Students form the local high school visiting the exhibit The photo exhibit “Gernikako Bonbardaketa – the Bombing of Gernika,’ was created with the collaboration of the Basque Government, the Gernika Peace Museum Foundation and the Delegation of Euskadi in Argentina – Mercosur.  The exhibit was at the Vieja Estacion Cultural Center in Chascomus from May 4-11th.  An Aurresku by Basque club dantzaris inaugurated the event followed by ...

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Denak Bat will dance this Sunday at the Artistic Festival of Communities at the Colon Theater in Mar del Plata

05/16/2019

Dantzaris from Mar del Plata also performed the Fandango at BAC 2019 (photo Maru Maiztegui) Sponsored by the City’s Directorate of International Cooperation and Community Affairs of the Secretary of Culture, the festival will take place on Sunday, May 19th at 6pm at the Colon Theater in Mar del Plata where “communities will celebrate their homeland,” organized by the Forum of Collectivities in Mar del Plata and Batán.  The goal of the show is to exhibit for the local ...

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Peru: Talk on Basque culture and identity inaugurates the conference and workshop cycle by the Trujilloko Euskal Etxea

05/16/2019

Some of those attending the talk by Wilfredo Lizarzaburu, after the presentation (photo EE) Last Friday, May 10th, organized by the Trujilloko Euskal Etxea, a conference entitled, “Identity and Culture in Euskal Herria and the Diaspora,” by Wilfredo Lizarzaburu inaugurated the Cycle of Conference and Workshops, as part of the Bicentennial of Trujillo’s independence.

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The Urrundik Association and the “Presencia Vasca” radio program in Parana celebrated their anniversaries with music, dance and literature

05/16/2019

Urundik’s 19th anniversary and “Presencia Vasca’s” 29th The lunch to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the foundation of the Urrundik Association and for the 29th anniversary of the radio program “Presencia Vasca,” took place on May 5th in the hall at the Circulo Hotel in Paraná.  The festivities included a large number of invitees including Professor Mikel Ezkerro and Cristina Arregui, President of the Zazpirak Bat Basque Club in Rosario who also ...

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FEVA Vicepresident Arantxa Anitua replaces Javier Ederra as President of FEVA

05/15/2019

Group photo after the FEVA meeting with Gorka Alvarez Aranburu and Sara Pagola Arantxa Anitua is the new President of FEVA, the Federation of Basque Clubs in Argentina.  Elected in April of 2018 the current president, Javier Ederra presented his resignation last Saturday at the institution’s May meeting.  “This is due to personal reasons,” he told EuskalKultura.com, and soon he will move to the Basque Country to live.  According to FEVA’s statues, the ...

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Berri Txarrak begins touring the US and Mexico this week, its last before leaving the stage for good

05/15/2019

Tour poster for Berri Txarrak’s tour of the US and Mexico in May of 2019 These individuals from Lekunberri comprise one of our groups that has achieved the most international projection, reaching varied audiences with their lyrics in Basque, with more than one thousand performances in their 25-year career spanning concert venues from New York to New Zealand, via Sao Paulo, Managua, Madrid, Beijing or Buenos Aires.  The tour beginning this Friday in Portland, Oregon is their ...

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Touring Euskal Herria, Hilda Lizarazu will sing in Donostia and Bilbao and along with Anne Etchegoyen in Iparralde in Bidart

05/15/2019

Hilda Lizarazu in Euskal Herria As part of her European Tour, and after having performed in various places in the south of Spain, Barcelona and Madrid, the renowned Argentine singer, Hilda Lizarazu, is headed to various stages the first week of June.  Lizarazu will debut in Donostia and will continue to the following performances on a tour organized by her Argentine Producer Lagunak Creative Productions that leads the also Basque-Argentine ...

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“Buenos Aires Celebrates the Basque Country,” incorporates traditions, present and future at a festival without equal (II)

05/14/2019

Dantzaris from the Euskal Echea school carrying huge Basque and Argentine flags Another edition of BAC took place last weekend and as prior editions, it only left good memories, thousands of meetings and photos that guarantee what has been said.  It also left a good taste in the mouths of the team, “the sum of wills,” as expressed by the President of the Laurak Bat Basque Club, Arantxa Anitua, with the task well done.

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