California has held two concerts of three Basque music bands in the last few days. Pop-rock band Tania de Sousa and stoner-rockers Niña Coyote eta Chico Tornado played in San Francisco on the 18th and in Los Angeles this past Wednesday, along with the popular musician Fermin Muguruza. Ex Tijuana no! singer Ceci Bastida also joined the mini-tour with her solo band. “This is a very special tour for me –said Muguruza to EuskalKultura.com− for the people I’m playing with and because I decided to stay a little bit away from the stages.”
Over the last few days Facebook has been the site of a large campaign from the community in Quilmes promoting and soliciting support for the Basque club to reopen there. Basque and Argentine personalities from the worlds of culture and various institutions have joined in with their support and have responded with dozens of messages of encouragement.
The school named after Dr. Nelson Vigo, World Xare Runner up in 1952, will be located at the Trinketa at the Circulo Sportivo in Salto, the birth place of many great pelotaris. The school’s opening was attended by Argentinean players and representatives from the schools at Laurak Bat and Gure Echea in Buenos Aires. It was also an opportunity to honor Jose Roque Alfieri and Elbio Liberatore, past glories who still cheer for, and whose daily presence fills the Circulo Sportivo with life.
The program for Basque language teacher training in Argentina “Argentinan Euskaraz” celebrates its first quarter-century of life next year and FEVA invites Basque clubs and institutions that teach the language to participate in associated activities. The range of proposals will be broad and will include a contest to choose the anniversary’s logo, a book on the history of the language in the country and a traveling exhibit organized by the Delegation of Euskadi in Argentina and the Etxepare Basque Institute.
On Sunday, November 2, at 2:30 p.m., Boise will host the 18th ‘Omenaldia’ Memorial Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Oinkari female dancers and the Biotzetik Basque Choir will be part of the ceremony, that will be followed by a potluck at the church hall. “Around 80 people will be remembered, but the list is not completed yet; we are still receiving calls and messages,” as Patty Miller, director of the Basque Museum, told EuskalKultura.com.
Supported by a new group of pilotaris at the club who organized the championship, the Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea in Buenos Aires hosted and won the latest “Tournament of Basque Clubs” in Buenos Aires that included the participation of teams from the Centro Navarro and the Gure Echea Basque club. Along with this news, the Subcomission of Culture invites everyone to the “Biperrren Pesta” or Pepper Festival on October 25th.
It's going to be little by little. As part of the improvements being made by EuskalKultura.com is the exciting project of a photo gallery that will include some of the best photos of life in the Diaspora. We have been reporting since 2001, and so want to share photos of meetings, projects, people and dreams, with our readers. The gallery that we will continue to add to each week, will include photos of all the Basque clubs and associations in the world and readers will be able not only to view them, but also comment on them, as well as share information with the rest of the readers. We are beginning with a few photos and are inviting you to take a look and comment on them.
Fermin Muguruza is currently on tour in North America with singer Tania de Sousa and the group from Donostia, Niña Coyote & Chico Tornado. Last Saturday they were in San Francisco and this Wednesday, they will play in Los Angeles. On Saturday they will be in Baja California, Mexico, where they have a concert in the town of Mexicali that will include a retrospective of the documentaries that Muguruza has done in recent years.
October 12 Argentina celebrates the Day for Respect for Cultural Diversity, as a national public holiday. As a part of that, the First Meeting of the Integration of Peoples was held at the Latin American Park in the Department of Albardon, in the Province of San Juan. Invited by authorities form the House of Motril, the Basque club participated in the meeting with flag bearers and a stand and their children dressed for the occasion.
Basque athletes participating in the New York marathon on November 2, will have the opportunity to run this renowned race representing the Basque Country. The Basque Government, invites participants from the Basque Country as well as members of the Diaspora to wear the t-shirt designed by the Basque Athletics Federation for this special occasion. The ones interested will get the t-shirt in the reception organized the day before. The project is a shared inictiave of the Basque Federation of Athletics, the Directorate of Youth and Sports of the Basque Government and the Delegation of Euskadi in the United States.