EuskalKultura.com is launching another raffle today for its readers: deadline, next Thursday. Prizes include two books Modern Basque History: Eighteenth Century to the Present by Cameron Watson (UNR) and Aita deitzen zen gizona (A Man called Aita) by Joan Errea edited by Pello Salabur (Pamiela); the CD and CD-Rom, Dantzaz-ele, by Burgaintzi (Agorrila) and the CD My Trip: from New Leon to NY Island by Sonia de los Santos, that includes the Basque song, “Txoria Txori,” and a selection of Basque stickers.
The month of July has been a whirlwind of travel and concerts for the folk band Korrontzi. They have already covered thousands of kilometers and in more than a half dozen countries. In the beginning of July they played at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, and since then they have traveled to Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, and Hungry. Day after tomorrow, they will perform at the Warwick Folk Festival in England.
Entitled, “Etxetik at.Euskal Diaspora,” (Away from home, the Basque Diaspora) the exhibit leads up to the European Heritage Conference, organized by the Provincial Government of Bizkaia that will be held in October. The exhiit will be inaurated today at 6pm at the Museum that is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
The Kern County Basque Club, in Bakersfield, CA has organized a concert by the New Orleans band, The Iguanas. The event’s goal is to raise money and create a scholarship for a university student to intern as part of the Memoria Bizia oral history program that preserves the testimonies of older members of the local Basque community.
The annual Board of Trustees meeting of the Etxepare Basque Institute took place yesterday at the Lehendakaritza in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Led by Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu, also attending were the Minister of Education, Linguistic Policy and Culture, Cristina Uriarte, and the Director of the Etxepare Institute, Aizpea Goenaga, as well as Marian Elorza, Patxi Baztarrika, Josean Muñoz, Lorea Bilbao, Koldo Martinez, Xabi Paya and Felipe Juaristi, among other members.
The Euskaldunak Quebec Association is 20 years old and its members have organized a huge celebration to mark the date. The events will begin on August 26 with an exhibit on the history of the entity, and will continue throughout the weekend with a pintxo contest, herri kirolak exhibitions, traineras…here is the program.
The Eusko Alkartasuna Basque Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil has opened the submission period for works in their first Photography Contest. The theme is “Our Euskal Herria” with photos being accepted by club members, as well as visitors and friends or members of other clubs. The best 12 photos will be chose to be voted on and will be published in the Eusko Alkartasuna’s 2017 calendar.
Once again the Venezuelan Basque club in Carabobo celebrated San Fermin, a large event that gathered more than a hundred people including friends who came from the Eusko Etxea in Caracas. The festivities featured young bulls. The boards of directors of both clubs gathered to work on several joint projects, combining business and pleasure.
Today and tomorrow, at the heart of the University of the Basque Country’s summer course offerings at the Palacio Miramar in Donostia, will be the course entitled, “The (New) Role of the Basque Diaspora in Euskadi in the 21st Century.” Presenters include: Alexander Ugalde, Asier Vallejo, Guillermo Dorronsoro, Imanol Galdos, Ivan Jiménez, John Ysursa, Josean Muñoz, Marian Elorza, Patrick Fitzgerald, Unai Lauzirika and Xabier Zubillaga.
Biscayan chef Eneko Atxa, joins the growing list of Basque restaurants in London, with the “Eneko at One Aldwych” that he will run beginning in September in the One Aldwych Hotel. Atxa is one of the highest ranked in Basque cuisine with three Michelin Stars at his restaurant Azurmendi.