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Eibar and Real Sociedad with their Basque-American fans in San Francisco, New York and Las Vegas

05/26/2016

Players from Real Sociedad with members of the San Francisco Basque community at the Basque Cultural Center (photo Real Sociedad)

Over the last few days, two Basque soccer teams, Eibar and Real Sociedad, have been on tour in the US to play various friendly matches.  During their stay, they have also taken advantage of their time to gather with the Basque-American community.  Eibar, for example, visited the New York Basque club just after landing in the country, and also met Basques at the Lagun Onak Basque club in Las Vegas.  Real also visited the San Francisco Basque club and played on its fronton.  Following is a photo gallery. 

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The Euskal Jatorri Basque club in Posadas signed an agreement with the Rotary Club to use its facilities

05/26/2016

The first food sale of the year at Euskal Jatorri took place in their provisional site, at the Rotary Club in Posadas

The Basque club in the Argentine province of Misiones doesn’t have its own clubhouse and so they have signed an agreement with the Rotary Club so that they can use their facilities.  The Euskal Jatorri Basque club will hold monthly food sales to raise money to reshape the locale.  The first sale was very successful with more than 150 servings sold. 

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Bryan Osoro, Utah Basque Club member: “My father gave me an Ikurriña to take along on my ascent of Everest”

05/26/2016

Bryan Osoro after reaching the summit of Everest with the Ikurriña that his father, Larry Osoro, gave him (photoBryanOsoro)

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bryan Osoro is a member of the Utah Basque Club and former Utah-ko Triskalariak Basque dancer. He loves mountains and climbing. Last Sunday he climbed Everest, making the ascent the seventh and last one in his goal of climbing the seven highest peaks in the world.  This interview was conducted by satellite phone.

 

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Just over a month until the large exhibition dedicated to the Basques begins in Washington

05/25/2016

Map of the Basque Folklife Festival that will take place in Washington DC June 29-July 4, and July 7-10, 2016

It is called the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and this year it’s going to be a huge Basque gathering and festival in the heart of the United States with the Capitol building on one side, and the Washington Monument on the other.  The festival will run from Jun 29-July 4 and then again on July 7-10, coinciding with the Fourth of July.  Some Basques and a barrage of Americans will participate in the festival.  This year only, and so not to be missed! 

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The historic Ekin Basque Publisher in Buenos Aires is publishing new titles and continues its activity

05/25/2016

María Elena Etcheverry at the Ekin stand at the Buenos Aires Book Fair 2016

With La Odisea de Xabiertxo. El Ultimo Paquebote (The Odyssey of Xabiertxo.  The Last Steamer) the Basque Publisher Ekin continues its revival that took place in 2015 reflected in the publication of Contraviaje. De Nueva York a Gernika pasando por Berlín (Return trip from New York to Gernika Passing through Berlin); Martin Ugalde Cartografias de un Discurso (Martin Ugalde, Cartographies of a Speech) and Historia de Radio Euskadi (The History of Radio Euskadi).  It director, Maria Elena Etcheverry tells EuskalKultura.com that “during the last few years, publication was discontinued, but the importance of Ekin and the work that it has been done is a commitment for us.” 

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Yesterday the largest Basque tourist showcase opened in Donostia “Meet the Basque Country 2016”

05/25/2016

Inauguration at Donostia’s Aquarium, with Mertxe Garmendia (director of Tourism in the Basque Governement), Eneko Goioa, Mayor of Donostia, and Aratza Madariaga, director of Basquetour (photoBasquetour)

Tourist operators in 21 countries are currently participating in “Meet the Basque Country,” the largest Basque commercial tourism gathering in Euskadi, according to the Basquetour, tour agency, organizer of the event.  The gathering began yesterday in Donostia and will run through Friday, with conferences in Gasteiz and Bilbao. 

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Historian, Argitxu Camus, will talk about Basque emigration in Pamplona as part of the expo “Artists’ Glimpses of the Basque Diaspora”

05/24/2016

Exhibition poster, “Artists’ Glimpses of the Basque Diaspora”

The Palacio Condestable in Pamplona hosts the exhibit “Artists’ Glimpses of the Basque Diaspora,” a selection of 21 works in various disciplines with the emigration phenomenon as its theme.  As part of the exhibit, historian, Argitxu Camus, will give a talk tomorrow on the history of the Basque Diaspora.  The exhibit will be in Iruña until June 8. 

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‘DonOstia’ Restó: a restaurant with a variety of seafood, Basque style, in the heart of Mendoza, Argentina

05/24/2016

‘DonOstia’ Restó, flavors of the sea at the foot of the mountains

The ‘DonOstia’ Café-Restó-Bar is located in Godoy Cruz, minutes away from the capital of the province of Mendoza.  It is run by Mikel Tena Goicoechea from Zarautz, and provides a varied menu whose star dish, without a doubt, is seafood.  “Our specialty is squid…they say that they are the best in Mendoza,” Goicoechea jokes. 

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The Euskaltzaleok Basque club in Valencia announces its third Pintxo Contest this Friday

05/24/2016

This is a very successful initiative that members of the Euskaltzaleok Basque club in Quart de Poblet (Valencia) take very seriously because when it comes to good food, they don’t play.  This Friday, the Euskaltzale association will hold its third annual Pintxo Contest at Racó de la Corbella.  Pintxos will be presented between 20:00-21:00. 

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Basque-American, and member of the Basque Club of Utah, Bryan Osoro climbs Everest

05/24/2016

We heard the proud news from the Utah Basque Club: “Our member and friend, Bryan Osoro, climbed Everest.”  It happened last Sunday, local time.  Bryan Osoro, mountaineer and a huge alpinist climbed Everest accompanied by an Ikurriña with a Lauburu and the profile of the state of Utah in his hands, as seen in the photo.  Bryan Osoro is the son of Larry Osoro, veteran member of the Utah Euskal Etxea.  Zorionak to Bryan, Larry and his entire Basque club family!

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