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Txikis from Bahia Blanca and Tres Arroyos shared a Basque weekend with their peers in Coronel Pringles

10/01/2014

2nd Txiki Get-Together organized by the Eusko Biltzar in Cnel. Pringles

Invited by the Beti Dantzari Basque group, 75 children from the Union Vasca Basque club in Bahia Blanca; Hiru Erreka in Tres Arroyos; and the local Eusko Biltzar Basque club participated in the second edition of the Txikis Get-Together in Coronel Pringles.  For two days, there were games, music and dances and as a novelty, a sleep over at the Basque club. 

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Basque literature and the music of Ruper Ordorika and Josu Okiñena, at the Bernardo Atxaga Chair 2014 in New York

09/30/2014

CUNY's Graduate Center (photo David Shankbone CC BY-SA 3.0)

The 2014 edition of the Bernardo Atxaga Chair, supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute at the City University of New York (CUNY) will begin next Monday.  This year the chair will focus on the most recent Basque literature from the 80s to the present, thanks to Professors Nerea Arruti and Mari Jose Olaziregi.  In addition, this cycle will be complemented with concerts by Ruper Ordorika, accompanied by Ben Monder, and Josu Okiñena. 

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The videos of two Basque language students from Colombia and Greece get thousands of views

09/30/2014

Jose Miguel uploaded his first video in August and, soon after, Maria uploaded hers. Both of them have thousands of viewers (Image: YouTube)

They are fluent Basque speakers and studied by themselves, never went to the Basque Country or have any family conexion there. Jose Miguel Ramírez Giraldo was the first, from Pereira, Colombia. He started uploading videos speaking in different languages. In one of those, Maria Spantidi, native of Athens, Greece saw him speaking in Basque and she decided to respond to him also in Basque with another video. Jose Miguel’s videos have been viewed around 7,000 times. Maria’s first and only one, more than 15,000 times. Both of them talked to Euskalkultura.com.

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The National Basque Week in Argentina will include a Basque-Argentine Agro-Industrial Exhibit in its program

09/30/2014

Signing the agreement to hold the Basque-Argentine Agro-Industrial Expo

The Agro-Industrial Exhibition is the result of an agreement between the City of La Plata, the Basque club and the Argentine Industrial Union of Gran La Plata that will take place on November 7-9th in at the Republica de los Niños fairgrounds.  It will include Basque and local exhibits and will gather authorities of the CAV from Navarre and the Department of the Atlantic Pyrenees.  While the final details are to be determined the Basque club invites everyone to participate with an ad in the magazine “Hargatik.”

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Tentative program for Semana Nacional Vasca 2014 in La Plata, as part of the Euzko Etxea’s 70th Anniversary

09/29/2014

Semana Nacional Vasca 2014 Logo in La Plata

The Basque-Argentine Diaspora is getting ready once again for its huge annual festival that will take place this year in La Plata from November 1-9.  The provisional festival program, that EuskalKultura.com was able to access, promises an intense week with a variety of activities that will include dances, evenings, talks and activities from Euskera to the new Agro-Industrial Exhibit. 

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Amaya Beristain: “October is the best month to come to Las Vegas, that’s why we celebrate the picnic now”

09/29/2014

Members of the Lagun Onak Basque Club of Las Vegas, Nevada celebrated the picnic last year in a good atmosphere (Photo: LOBC)

Sunday, October the 19th will be picnic day for all the members and friends of the Lagun Onak Basque Club of Las Vegas, Nevada. “We’re a small club and the picnic is very humble but we have so much fun,” Beristain tells Euskalkultura.com. The picnic will be hold at the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park with easy ingredients: Basque music, food and drink, dances, mus... and good old and new friends and a great atmosphere!

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Elections at Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea in Buenos Aires: Ernesto Cornejo President, Cesar Arrondo Vice-president

09/29/2014

Ernesto Cornejo Saravia is president of the Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea, French Basque Club of Buenos Aires

The French Basque Club in Buenos Aires, or the Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea, its increasingly more often used name, held its annual assembly, where the board of directors was renewed.  In this new exercise, Ernesto Cornejo Saravia, will continue as president, accompanied among others by Cesar Arrondo (vice-president); Norma Rios (secretary); Juan Carlos Ibarrola, (pro-secretary), Carlos Martinez (treasurer) and Manual Azpiroz (pro-treasurer). 

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Roberto Guerenabarrena, former president of the NEBC: “We have to show Euskara to non-Basque people”

09/26/2014

Roberto Guerenabarrena (Photo: New England Basque Club)

There was important news in the last bulletin from the New England Basque Club: Sergio Sotelo will be the new president, after Roberto Guerenabarrenarena decided to step down as the head of the organization. The retired pilotari has been the president since the creation of the club in 2004, and as he told Euskalkultura.com, “now it’s time for new people to get in.”

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The Euskal Etxea in Rio Grande do Sul held elections and announced its first Basque meeting in Uruguayana

09/26/2014

Members of the Board of Directors of Rio Grande do Sul Basque Club (photo RGS EE)

In its three years of life the Euskal Etxea in Rio Grande do Sul has begun an interesting movement to recuperate the Basque culture in the South of Brazil.  Now, the entity has renewed its board of directors, to continue working on this goal. They have also announced a new activity on October 4th, the First Basque Meeting at the Western Border, aimed especially for Basque descendants from Uruguayana.  The cultural program will include a performance by dancers from the renowned Argentine dance group of the Urrundik Basque club in Parana. 

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Successful cultural day in General Madariaga thanks to members of the Basque University in Buenos Aires

09/26/2014

Guillermo Villate, Jorge Otaño, Carlos Irisarri, Txarito Naya, Marité Echegoyen and Luis Luquez along with the city’s representative

For the third year in a row, professors from the Basque University in Buenos Aires association gave a series of talks on various themes linked to the Basque Country at the city’s Directorate of Culture invited by the Secretary of Culture, Education and Communication, of the municipality of Gral. Madariaga.  The event had great impact and promises to become an annual event. 

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