Due to some bulletin problems, Saturday Oct. 1, is the deadline for the EuskalKultura.com's English edition readers. These are the prizes for September's 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.
The Peru Basque Club said good-bye to September with a Basque Week that was full of activities, September 19-25. The festivities began with a master Basque class, followed by the screening of the film Loreak, a wine tasting of Rioja wines, and a pintxo-pote on Thursday followed by a meal. Following is a photo gallery of the events.
The activity, organized by the Buenos Aires Basque University (UVBA) at the National Library of Congress will take place October 3-7 and will introduce the local audience to an interesting program of activities, including the debut screening of the film Gernika by director Koldo Serra. It is the fifth edition of this initiative in support of spreading knowledge about this culture “that constitutes a large part of the Argentine culture.”
Organized by the Etorritakoengatik Basque Club in Puerto Madryn, the second meeting of Euskal Etxeas in Patagonia gathered representatives from the Basque clubs in Viedma-Patagones, Comodoro Rivadavia, Neuquén (Comahue Euskal Etxea), San Martin de los Andes and the local club. Participants made a positive evaluation of the activity and planned the next meeting for April 2017, in Neuquen.
Last weekend, the city of Montpellier became the meeting point for the Basque community in France, as host of the annual Basque Club meeting in this country. Attending the meeting were representatives from clubs in Pau, Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille and Montpellier, who exchanged experiences and information. On the following day, all of them attended the Annual Eskualdunak Basque Festival that was attended by more than 150 people and included music provided by Jean Louis Bergara and Beñat Chaubandendeguy.
Thanks to Maite Salsamendi, with a degree in Food Technology, the Gure Txoko Basque Club and the Basque culture was present at the 2016 edition of the “National Festival of Birds,” in Rauch, in the province of Buenos Aires. After the talk, the audience was invited to share some homemade rice pudding.
Two feature-length films will be shown in the coming days at the “Toulouse Spanish Film Festival,” in France. On the one hand, Jai Alai Blues, a passionate documentary about the history of the frontons and Jai Alai in America; and on the other, a classic Basque film Amalur (1968), directed by sculptor, Nestor Basterretea and Fernando Larruquert. There will also be a selection of Basque shorts at the festival that runs from this Friday through October 9th.
The deadline to nominate candidates for the ENE Saria for 2016 is November 18. This award presented annually by Eusko Ikaskuntza recognizes the work of entities in the Diaspora in favor of Euskera during the preceding year. The name of the entity or winning person will be communicated on December 3, coinciding with celebrations of Euskararen Nazioarteko Eguna (ENE, International Day of Euskera).
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”.
Basque cultural reference in Parana and this area of the country, the Basque-Argentine Association, Urrundik, provided the community with another edition of the Festival of Basque Dances at the local 3rd of February Theater. Along with the hosts dance group, the program was complete with dancers of tango and other local folkloric groups. The event was very successful and received a lot of media coverage.