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Writer Harkaitz Cano gives a series of lectures this week in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Miami

11/19/2014

Basque writer Harkaitz Cano (photoSushiMaky)

Basque writer Harkaitz Cano is in Illinois today. He’ll give a talk this afternoon on literature, art and catharsis at the University in Urbana-Champaign.  The writer is touring the US, with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute.  Tomorrow he will be at the University of Chicago, and on Sunday he will conclude his trip with talks in Miami, as part of the International Book Fair there. 

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The Basque club in San Nicolas, “very satisfied” with its activity level during the 70th anniversary of its foundation

11/19/2014

The Euskal Etxea in San Nicolas celebrating its 70th anniversary with dinner for 150 people (photo Diario El Norte)

The commemorative festivities took place in the newly-air conditioned room at the Basque club and included a menu prepared by the club’s well-known cooks.  In addition to Paella for 150, the Basque club also provided guests music and Basque dances thanks to the local choir, Errekatarrak, and recently formed Roldan club dance group Euskel Biotza (sic).

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The Basque Choir in Chile celebrates 75 years, founded by refugees who departed into exile on board the Winnipeg

11/19/2014

The Basque Choir in Chile in front of the Basque club on Vicuña Mackenna, in the capital of Mapocho

This is a referential choir who has performed at prestigious cultural Basque and non Basque events in Chile over the last 75 years.  Directed by Maestro Patricio Aburto for the last decades, it is composed of male voices, a few born in the Basque Country with the majority being Chilean of Basque descent, or music lovers who are friends of the Basques and their culture.  The following lines come from “Berriketari,” the Basque-Chilean newsletter that is published in Santiago by Maria Angelica Carrasco and Ignacio Bastarrica. 

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Basque language teachers from Basque clubs in Europe meet in Berlin before the new semester

11/18/2014

Participants at the Meeting of Basque Teachers in European Basque clubs in Berlin (photoHABE)

The third meeting of Basque teachers of European Basque clubs took place on the 17 and 18 of October in Berlin, organized by the HABE’s Euskara Munduan Program.  The Berlin Basque club, Gernika Kulturunf., was the host of the meeting that, as in prior editions, was highly attended by teachers.  There were 22 teachers from Basque clubs in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Mallorca, Valladolid, Bordeaux, Paris, Rome, London and Brussels with the German hosts. 

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Do you want to enjoy the summer with friends from other Argentine Basque clubs? Come to Udaleku 2015 in Chascomus

11/18/2014

Udaleku 2015 promotional poster

Organized by the Zingirako Euskaldunak Basque club in Chascomus, in the province of Buenos Aires, Udaleku (Basque summer camp) is for children between the ages of 13-16 and will begin on January 5.  For a week, participants will enjoy various cultural and sporting activities linked to the Basque Country.  The deadline to register is December 13. 

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The 2014 Semana Nacional Vasca in La Plata closed with a typical Creole Roast for a thousand people (photos VI)

11/17/2014

Dancing in the plaza: dantzaris from all the Basque clubs unfurled their ikurriñas under the stunningly blue sky (photoEuskalKultura.com)

As a tradition, this year’s closing banquet also became one of the largest attended events at Semana Nacional.  In Republica de los Niños, taking advantage of the wonderful spring weather, the delegations could see the last dance performances and say farewell until next year.  During lunch there were also prizes awarded for the Euskera contest. 

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Basque Country Magazine, a digital magazine for smartphones to discover the Basque Country and organize your dream trip

11/17/2014

Front page of the Basque Country Magazine website available for iPhone and soon for Android

We know that traveling to the Basque Country is a constant wish of Basques in the Diaspora, and that it s a dream that comes true in many cases.  More and more tourists also consider the Basque Country as an attractive and interesting destination.  For all of them, there is a new online magazine “Basque Country Magazine,” that will be a discovery publication for cell phones and tablets with photos, interviews, articles, directions…everything necessary to travel, in person or virtually to the land of the Basques. 

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Semana Nacional 2014: dancing, awards and a recital on an intense Saturday for the Basque Diaspora in Argentina (photos V)

11/14/2014

As a tribute to the director, the group from La Plata performed Dantzan (photoEuskalKultura.com)

Getting to the end of the week, EuskalKultura.com’s photo album on the large Basque festival that took place from November 1-9, in La Plata is also filling up.  The complete chronicle will close on Monday but, in the meantime, here is the second part of Saturday's Gala.

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Iñigo Asensio: “A woman from Australia told me that with time she would even forget English and what would be left, her language, Euskera”

11/14/2014

An image of the trailer during the presentation of the documentary with Basque teacher Gurutzne Etxeberria speaking to her students in Mexico

Director, Iñigo Asensio, has traveled through 12 countries and has interviewed Basques who live far from the Basque Country and who barley have an opportunity to speak Basque in their daily lives for his documentary Euskara Munduan. Analyzing their relationship with the language, and what it means to them was his goal. “I realized that it is something carried inside, that connects us to our identity,” he says.  From Ethiopia to Guatemala I have gathered dozens of testimonies that can be seen on ETB on December 3, as part of the International Day of Euskera.  Here is the trailer of the project. 

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"Basque ladies" take over: A group of women coming from different cities and states started gathering in Reno, Nevada

11/14/2014

The 'Basque ladies' always celebrate their meetings in a nice atmosphere (Photo: Florence Larraneta Frye)

In Reno, Nevada a group of women went out for dinner in April, after Neena Laxalt sent an email to 35 of her contacts. All of them showed up. They talked, enjoyed the food and the drinks, and had a great time. The next meeting was organized by Florence Larraneta Frye, on September 21. It was, again, a great success: “Everybody showed up, we almost had more people than room,” she told EuskalKultura.com. The next meeting will be on the 13th of December, at the Louis Basque Corner restaurant, in Reno, when she expects 75 people. “This is growing because it’s important for them.”

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