Basque Pelota returns to the fronton of the Euzko Etxea Basque Club in the city of Villa María, Argentine province of Cordoba. Gerardo Echeverria, president of the local Basque association comments to 5900.TV that this Sunday, June 24th, from 9:00am to 8:30pm, the Provincial Tournament with will held at the Club's facilities, inspected by the Federation of Basque Pelota in Cordoba.
It happens not just with the Basques, also with many other cultures, but it's clair that music, song and dance are an important part of the Basque culture. That is nor an exception in Bordeaux, where musical activities are essencial for many of its members. The Basque Center in Bordeaux will join with a whole program of activities Musikaren Eguna-Day of the Music 2017 celebrations. This video belongs to 2015 Musikaren Eguna and it looked a good presentation also for this year. Aupa musikariak!
The young students of the Donostei school in Baigorri who traveled in September-October 2016 to the West of the United States in order to visit and know first hand the places of emigration of their ancestors, have made public a video summarizing in images that important experience and the extraordinary reception they got through the Basque communities of the USA. EuskalKultura.com already published the written balance of the trip and shows now the video (image Gure arbasoen ildotik-Kanaldude)
The Uruguayan city of Salto is making an important effort to promote its rich history culturally and economically, specifically the one related to winemaking, thanks to an initiative supported by its Basque Club, the Municipality and the University of the Basque Country. In the video, nice images and reference of the talk on "Basques and wine in Latin America", explained by Luis Zaldua, president of the "Saltoko Euskaldunen Taldea" Basque Club. Zorionak! (video Agrouno).
Last Saturday, May 20, Boise, Idaho celebrated its Sagardotegi Dinner 2017. Organized by the local dantzari group Oinkari, with Bereziartua cider from Astigarraga, everyone that approached the Boisean Euskal Etxea enjoyed the best Basque cider tradition of Txotx, with a classic menu based on fried cod, cod omelet, txuleta, and nuts and cheese, accompanied by cider. Chef, Jesús Alcelay. The video came thru Mercedes Mendive, the musician in charge of the live music of the event. Txotx!
In the Argentine city of Azul, interior of the province of Buenos Aires, the Gure Txokoa Basque Center of Azul carried a ceremony at the Municipal Park, near the shoot of the Tree of Gernika that grows there, for the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Gernika. The Azulean act joined the dozens of towns, cities and places in the world who organized similar acts paying tribute to the victims and launching a message of peace, solidarity and respect for human rights in whatever place in the world they are threatened (image Azul es Cultura).
Born in the Basque coastal town of Zumaia, Gipuzkoa, jai-alai player Iñaki Osa Goikoetxea first crossed the ocean and jumped to the American adventure in 1997. That year he arrived to Newport, Connecticut, and later he would move in Orlando, Miami and the Florida jai-alai courts. They were years in which he used to travel between the American courts and the Basque Country. Journalist Xabier Madariagak interviews him about nostalgia, for the program Ur Handitan of ETB, the Basque public television.
Patxi Albizu spent 10 years of his life in Venezuela and ended up building houses for the peasants. This priest who lives now in Donostia had an intense relationship with Eusko Etxea of Caracas and the Basque-Venezuelan community. he remembers those years as very growing and enriching for him, "the best of my life," he admits, although he felt daily the lack of his Basque country This report is the result of his conversation with journalist Xabier Madariaga, of the program Ur Handitan of ETB.
As every anniversary of the bombing, Guernica Platz in Berlin's Zehlendorfe neighborhood hosted this year's one, the 80th anniversary, with a civic event organized by the Basque association and euskal etxea 'Gernika' of Berlin, combining word, music and a wreath. After that and in a different place of the same district in Berlin, a historian talked about Gernika and the Germans (video BEE)
Fermin Zelaieta is from Sunbilla, in Navarre., where he lives. Like many around him, he got the oportunity to emigrate to the States to work as a sheepherder and that's what he did. He was just a few months herding sheep and then he moved to other tasks. He has strong feelings and many good memories about the time he spent in the West. He explains his story and how he feels, and misses all that in this interview in Basque with Xabier Madariaga in Ur Handitan, a TV program in Euskal Telebista (video EiTB.eus)