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Nathalie Urroz “totally” recommends the “Memoria Bizia” workshops, after taking part in one in San Francisco
Nathalie Urroz is a 23-years-old San Francisco, CA native that has just participated in one of the “Memoria Bizia” (Living Memory) workshops, taught by Dr. Pedro J. Oiarzabal in San Francisco. She believes it is “very good for younger generations to get to know what older generations have to say” and “totally” encourages other Basque-Americans to attend a workshop that might be organized in their area.
A crowd gathered in Arrecifes last Wednesday to greet one of its most famous sons, soccer player Pablo Zabaleta, member of the selection that was the World Cup runner up at the tournament that took place in Brazil. The player, who plays for Manchester City, was a member of the Euskaldunak Denak Bat club as a child; his Basque heritage was very present during the tribute, where an Aurresku was danced in his honor, as seen in the photos and videos published by the Basque club.
Maral provided the music for the 2nd Home Deli Festival organized by the Villegasko Euskaldunak Basque Club
The Villegasko Euskaldunak Basque club in Gral. Villegas, in the Argentinean province of Buenos Aires, celebrated San Fermin with a Home Deli Festival. For the second year in a row, the gastronomic-cultural event gathered nearly 300 people who also enjoyed a concert by the Basque-Argentinean group, Maral.
Aitor Alava: “I have nearly 500 Basque dance students in Llavallol and another 75 in Buenos Aires City”
Aitor Alava was born 41 years ago in Zuhatza, Araba and has lived in Buenos Aires for the last 10. His wife is a Basque from Buenos Aires and he has a daughter Maialen, Aitor lived to teach Basque dance and Tango in the capital of Tango. He likes Argentina and appreciates its dynamism.
Just like the Euskal Etxea in Miami did, a group of friends in Bermeo have launched a campaign in solidarity of Joseba Andoni Larrazabal, an 8-year-old boy that needs treatment. Joseba Andoni nearly drowned in a pool at the age of 11 months, in an accident that has left him with serious developmental delays, and a seizure disorder. The family moved to Miami where he was receiving special treatment. Now, he requires more very expensive treatment and his friends on both sides of the Atlantic have mobilized to help raise funds. Do you want to help? We'll tell you how.
Kherau put the loneliness of Basque sheepherders in the West into lyrics and music in the song “Nevada”
The Bizkaian group, Kherau published a new album Aukhera with a song entitled “Nevada.” We listened to it and yes, it is a song about the Diaspora: a herder that had to immigrate to America sings to his newborn daughter that he left at home. It is a melancholic and beautiful song, the testimony of the experience of those who had to emigrate. “We tried to do a jota to the western music: it’s not music from here or there, something in the middle,” one of the group members, Iker Lope de Bergara, told EuskalKultura.com.
The Reno Zazpiak Bat Basque club hoping to attract “not just Basque people” to their picnic, this Saturday
The Zazpiak Bat Basque Club from Reno , Nevada will celebrate its 47th annual picnic this Saturday. The night before, the Ceol irish pub will host a concert of Amuma Says No – “They will make this year’s picnic more unique,” said Paul Woodin, president of the Club, to Euskalkultura.com. This is going to be his first picnic as president of Zazpiak Bat: “Our goal is to try to attract more people to our culture, not just Basques,” he says.
Argentinean Selection: Crowds will be in Arrecifes today as Pablo Zabaleta is declared an illustrious citizen
Great expectation in Arrecifes, Province of Buenos Aires. The reception will take place today at 19:15 at the Plaza Mitre, where a plaque will be installed in front of the City Hall. During the event, Mayor Daniel Bolinaga will present the defender of the runner up in the 2014 World Cup Championship the ordinance which declares him an illustrious citizen. Before arriving, Zableta will tour the streets of the city to greet his friends, neighbors, and of course members of Euskaldunak Denak Bat where, he danced Basque dances and attended San Ignacio celebrations as a child.
From the Encierro at the Caracas EE to the San Fermin Carnival in Mexico; here is how it went in the Diaspora
We continue to receive images from the San Fermin festivities organized in various Basque clubs in the Diaspora, with celebrations of all kinds – some including an encierro – but all including the desire to have a good time. In Caracas, for example, the Eusko Etxea gathered several members to enjoy the day with the undeniable attraction of bulls and the encierro that some brave folks were encouraged to run. From Mexico, images of a carnival-like party, with great atmosphere, and also in London, England and Syddey, Australia the celebration was remarkable. Images to follow.
The town of Shoshone in Lincoln County, Idaho is ready to host the second Basque Heritage Day, to be celebrated on Saturday, August 2nd. Organizers expect to surpass last year’s turnout: “Many people have shown their interest in taking part in this edition,” organizer Kathy Oneida told Euskalkultura.com.