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A Cafe in Vancouver to become a Pintxos Bar for a day, with chef Jefferson Alvarez and Txotx Basque Imports

06/29/2015

Chef Jefferson Álvarez chose Propaganda Coffee because the space in front of the bar is completely open (Photo: P.C.)

On July 10th, Vancouver, Canada’s Propaganda Coffee will become a tavern very much like one of those that can be found at the old part of any Basque town or village for a day. Chef Jefferson Álvarez will use Txotx Basque Imports’ products to bring “a taste from the Basque Country” to the city. “My duty as a chef is to educate people in different kinds of foods,” he told EuskalKultura.com. “We’re very excited about this event,” added Kelly Chomat, CEO of Txotx Basque Imports.

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Etxepare is giving scholarships for its “Excellence in Basque Studies” summer courses in Donostia

06/29/2015

This year’s course is dedicated to writer, Mariasun Landa

The “Excellence in Basque Studies” will be held once again as part of the summer offerings by the Etxepare Basque Institute.  Its goal is to train future Basque teachers that will take part in the Basque language and culture lectureships supported by the Institute at some 30 universities around the world.  It will be held July 8-10 in Donostia and Etxepare has now announced that it has some scholarships available to those interested in taking part. 

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Successful Argentine tour of Basque organist, Pascual Barturen, at churches in Pergamino, Rosario, Posadas and Gualeguychu

06/29/2015

Concert by Fr. Pedro Pascual Barturen at the Cathedral in Posadas (pohtoEE)

During his tour through Argentina, and with the support of the Zazpirak Bat Basque club in Rosario, Bizkaian musician, Pascual Barturen, gave concerts in four cities. At each destination, the local Basque community had the opportunity to organize presentations that pleased not only their members, but also the rest of music lovers who attended them. 

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The women’s soccer team from Nevada, Elko Indar, to represent Basque-Americans at the Donosti Cup, beginning of July

06/26/2015

Ramon Zugazaga and the Indar women soccer team of Elko. Indar means strenth in Basque

It’s the third time Ramon Zugazaga, president of Elko Indar, will take his young players to the Basque Country, to participate in the prestigious Donosti Cup. This year, 42 youngsters, aged 11-18, will compete against other soccer clubs from all over the world, in three different levels. “I don’t know if we’ll be able to win but I’m pretty sure they will all do a good job,” Zugazaga told EuskalKultura.com. Elko is a city in Nevada with a long Basque tradition. Their Basque Festival, the biggest one in the state, will be next week, coinciding with the soccer team's visit to the Basque Country.

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Beti Aurrera in Chivilcoy is preparing a bilingual poetry book in Spanish and Basque with the Argentina Society of Writers

06/26/2015

Members of SADE and the Chivilcoy Basque Club presenting the “Tree of Gernika” contest

The Chivilcoy Basque club let us know about their latest news, including information about a bilingual book project and an invitation to a literary contest, “Tree of Gernika.”  They also let us know about their new Facebook address for anyone wishing to contact them via this social media.  

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A big party is being planned in Havana to celebrate the 138th anniversary of Cuba’s Basque club

06/25/2015

Renato Garcia Egusquiza, president of the Euskal Etxea of Cuba, at an Aberri Eguna celebration in this archive photo (photoCubaEE)

The Asociación Vasco-Navarra de Beneficencia, Cuba’s Basque club will celebrate its 138th anniversary of its foundation on July 12th with festivities at the Palacio de la Rumba in Havana.  William A. Douglass, from the Center for Basque Studies in Reno, will be named an honorary member at the event.  Additionally, there will be music, improvisers, and a popular meal for members and friends.  

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Kinku Zinkunegi, coordinator of Euskara Munduan: “The Diaspora is Basque Country’s largest Euskaltegi”

06/25/2015

Kinku Zinkunegi, coordinator of the Euskara Munduan Program for HABE along with a poster at the Boise Basque Museum (photoEuskalKultura.com)

He just got back from Cuba, Mexico and the US, and after traveling to Madrid and Barcelona,he will soon leave for Argentina.  Jose Francisco “Kinku” Zinkunegi is the coordinator of HABE’s Euskara Munduan Program that sponsors Basque language classes worldwide at the Basque club level. 

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The director of PuntuEus visits Buenos Aires and encourages the Diaspora to use the domain that identifies the Basques

06/25/2015

PuntuEus motto and logo

Even if the motive of the trip was to participate in the ICANN conference, the director of the PuntuEus Foundation, Josu Waliño Pizarro, took advantage of his stay in Buenos Aires to meet with various representatives from the Argentinean Basque community.  In an interview with EuskalKultura.com, he stressed the importance of spreading the use of the domain .eus “also in the Diaspora.”

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Xabier Irujo from the CBS in Reno, gave a talk at the Huhezi celebrating the 40 years of “Amerikanuak”

06/24/2015

Xabier Irujo, co-director of the CBS in Reno gave a talk about the Basque-American Diaspora at Huhezi (photoHuhezi)

The book Amerikanuak. Basques in the New World, by Jon Bilbao and William Douglass, is forty years old.  It is a complete study of the history of the Basques outside the Basque Country, and has had great influence in the areas of Diaspora studies.  This is why a group of universities, including the Center for Basque Studies in Reno, has launched “1975 – the Year of Amerikanuak – 2015. Basque Studies in a Global World,” with an extensive series of talks and activities.

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The exhibition celebrating 25 years of Euskera in Argentina will be available to Basque clubs by mid-July

06/24/2015

The cover of the exhibit “In the Footsteps of Euskera.  The Basque Language and its Present in Argentina”

The exhibit is comprised of 19 panels through which one can explore the past and present of the language of the Basques, above all its presence in Argentina starting with the Argentinan Euskaraz program.  The Delegation of Euskadi invites Basque clubs to organize exhibits outside the purview of their communities to reach a larger and more varied audience. 

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