The premiere of the documentary is being held this week: Tuesday was premiered in Bilbao, it will be presented tomorrow in Pamplona and on Sunday in Necochea, Argentina. Jostunak (Tailors) tells the story of how the Gure Esku Dago (It’s in your hands) popular initiative began and how the Human Chain took place in June between Durango and Pamplona. The appointment, this Sunday at 9pm at the Necochea Basque Club. Admission is free.
The Advisory Board of Basque Collectivities met yesterday at the Lehendakaritza (Presidency of the Basque Government) in Vitoria-Gasteiz for its annual meeting, presided over by Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu. Marian Elorza, the Secretary General of Foreign Action, and Asier Vallejo, Director of the Basque Community Abroad addressed the group along with the Lehendakari himself and other council members.
Since December 3 there have been numerous events and celebrations organized by Basque clubs around the world to celebrate the International Day of the Basque Language. In a previous article we shared images of celebrations in Argentina, and with this we include a summary of experiences in other countries: France, Colombia, Chile and Germany…
David Mugica is 44 years old and is an air traffic controller. He was born in Bearn, the son of a father from Lower Navarre and a Bearnaise mother. David was 25 when he started learning Basque in Paris. He lives in Bordeaux since 2001 and is the Basque club's president.
The eighth edition of the Festival of Collectivities in Monte Hermoso – a hundred kilometers east of Bahia Blanca, in the south of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires – included the participation of the Eusko Biltzar Basque club of Coronel Pringles in tow of the main activities of the event: the food court and the parade. Eusko Biltzar contributed in this way to represent and spread the Basque culture in an event that gathered a record number of visitors as reported by local media.
The novel by Kirmen Uribe, Bilbao-New York-Bilbao (translated into English from Basque by Elizabeth Macklin) has been selected among the top 15 fiction books of the year according to the annual list published by Foyles. The list includes works published in English either originally or in translation. Among the titles selected in 2014 there are the latest published by well-known authors such as Ali Smith, Naomi Wood and the winner of the Man Booker Prize, Richard Flanagan.
With the support of more than 200 people, the Basque club in Havana held its 2014 General Assembly. The meeting paid tribute to some of its most dedicated members and the members’ excitement was palpable, despite the difficulties that they are facing to realize their dream of their own clubhouse.
An intimate concert was provided last Sunday afternoon at the Gure Txoko Basque club in Valladolid by the Basque musical group Napoka Iria. The performance was a courtesy of Napoka Iria musicians Miren Narbaiza and Ander Mujika who had the opportunity to share an interesting day with club members and friends. The audience warmly applauded the great job done by the group from Gipuzkoa.
Basque students from Montevideo and San Jose gathered at the Euskaro Basque club in Montevideo to celebrate ENE, the International Day of the Basque Language, with a day full of games, smiles and a great time had by all. Basque teacher, Andrea Bella, who learned Basque in Uruguay, published several photos in her blog “Uruguaiko azken berriak.” We invite you to visit her blog written in Basque, from Montevideo. This is definitely a great way to celebrate and experience Basque!
The event to officially present the new Basque club in Patagonia was attended by many who enjoyed the most attractive aspects of the Basque culture: good dances, great food and wonderful festive climate. From the next door Andean province, Mendiko Eusko Etxea in Bariloche participated in the festivities and promised the newly formed club that they will come back again soon.