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Great Basque gathering this weekend in Bakersfield with the 2019 NABO Convention and Kern County Basque Festival

05/23/2019

Basque festival poster done by local designer, Pierre Igoa The local Kern County Basque Club celebrates 75 years and will do so this weekend gathering Basques from all over the country with a program that includes the 2019 NABO Convention, the US Federation of Basque entities, adding its energies to this event that always takes place on Memorial Day Weekend.

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Discussion about the Basque community at the 3rd Congress on Migration at the UNPaz, with the participation of EuskalKultura

05/22/2019

The discussion on the Basque community will be tomorrow at the heart of the 3rd conference on Migration at the UNPaz The National University in Jose C. Paz has organized the third edition of its conference on migration on May 23-24 in hopes of “promoting exchange, debate on the multiple dimensions that constitute and encompass the migratory phenomenon.”  For the first time, this year, the conference will include a discussion on Basque topics that will include the participation of various references in the ...

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The Aberri Etxea in Viedma and Patagones inaugurated its “People of the Diaspora,” cycle with an artist and a sommelier

05/22/2019

Elizabet Arrarás, Mónica Insaurralde and Betiana Gabilondo, at the first “People of the Diaspora,” event Last Thursday, May 16th, the Basque club in Viedma and Carmen de Patagones inaugurated a new cultural cycle, “People of the Diaspora,” that included artists Monica Insaurralde and sommelier Betiana Gailondo who spoke about their respective work, and shared their art and also the stories of their Basque ancestors with the audience.  “Painting and wine, what could go wrong,” the ...

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The Etxepare Basque Institute application period for the internationalization of Basque creators and artists remains open

05/21/2019

Poster presenting Mikel Urdangarin in La Plata in collaboration with the Etxepare Basque Institute These grants can assist with tours, concerts, presentations and events of divulgation carried out by creators, artists or agents outside of the Basque Country.  Each call must be consulted individually, but they can include tours or presentations in Basque Clubs as well as in other places if they fall within the regulations.  Or they can mix Basque circuits with non-Basque ones.  Grants must be ...

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A sapling of the Tree of Gernika will be planted in Sweden to the sounds of the Garaizarko Matsorriak Choir from Begoña

05/21/2019

A Tree of Gernika will be planted this Sunday, May 26th in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, in the Jonsered Gardens that have a botanical heritage dating back to the year 1800, and that are today an example of cutting-edge ecological cultivation and social responsibility.  The Bizkaian Basque Goverment have donated the sapling as a tribute to the city in gratitude for hosting Lehendakari Jose Antonio Agirre ...

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Gorka Alvarez and Sara Pagola’s tour of Basque clubs in the south of the Province of Buenos Aires concludes successfully

05/21/2019

Gorka Alvarez and Sara Pagola with members of the Euskal Etxea in Olavarria The Director of the Basque Community Abroad, Gorka Alvarez Aranburu, arrived in Argentina on Saturday May 11th.  He along with the Delegate of Euskadi in Argentina-Mercosur, Sara Pagola and the person in charge of Institutional Relations of the Delegation, Mariana Satostegui, participated in various events including a visit to the Laurak Bat Basque Club, FEVA’s General Assembly, and a ceremony to mark the ...

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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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Basque film, music and traditional dinner at the Euskal Echea in Comodoro Rivadavia in honor of its 96th anniversary

05/20/2019

Activities to celebrate the Euskal Echea’s 96th Anniversary The oldest Basque club in Patagonia will celebrate its birthday all week long with cultural and gastronomic activities for the entire community.  On Wednesday, the Euskal Etxea will welcome Basque director, Josu Martinez, who will present his latest documentary “Jainkoak ez dit barkatzen,” (God don't forgive me).  Martinez is coming to Comodoro Rivadavia ...

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Filmmaker, Josu Martinez, participates in the presentation of the CC16Project, Comodoro Rivadavia at the Jon Villelabeitia Archive

05/20/2019

Proyecto CC16, Jon Villelabeitia archive Jon Villelabeitia was a Basque who settled in Patagonia and was pioneer in the region in the area of film.  This Tuesday, May 21st, the film director and researcher from Bilbao Josu Martínez will participate in the presentation of the CC16 Initiative Project that aims to classify, evaluate and restore the work done by Jon Villelabeitia, creator a the Audiovisual Production Center at the National ...

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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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