The Etxepare Basque Institute decided to join the pioneering program of the new internet domain ´.eus´ along with 92 other companies. Therefore, the new direction of the Institute´s website is www.etxepare.eus. Anyway, that option is not limited to the pioneers and you can also get your ‘.eus’ domain.
‘.eus’domain is the top level domain for the Basque language and culture community. It was created in order to promote the Basque language and culture and to provide a backbone to the Basque language and culture community. Therefore, .EUS domain is a tool that holds euskera on the same level than other languages, and that will help in the normalization of euskara and will provide an international recognition for the country.
The project is now in the initiation- phase. This phase is directed mainly to domains for associations, companies, and public institutions, and serves to apply and protect domain names. The phase will end on November 18 and thereafter anyone will be able to apply for their own domain. So, to ensure that the required domain matches the name of your company or organization, interested associations should request their domain at this stage. Thus, the brand will be protected.
Domains can be ordered using the usual computer supply of the company or at www.domeinuak.eus.Read more
The Basque author Patxo Telleria is over the moon, back from Slovenia. There, he has seen his own play, “Pankreas”, by actors of the Theatre, Radio, Film and Television Academy in Ljubiana at the Borštnikovo Srečanje Festival of Maribor. Although for him it was like “listening to Martians”, the laughter of the audience, the echo of the media and the happiness of the organizers ensured the success of the play.
In this edition, held from 17 to 26 October, the program focused on the play of the Spanish State: they have chosen five authors, including the Basque Patxo Telleria, as an initiative of the Etxepare Basque Institute. The festival has selected a work by each of the authors -in the case of Telleria, "Pankreas"-, translated them into Slovenian language and published them in a book.
After the play, the writer took part in a roundtable with the audience, and the festival also allowed the Basque author to present his work to international critics and programmers. The media was also interested and he offered an interview at the local TV.
In the words of its author, "Pankreas" is "a contemporary tragicomedy" written in verse; in fact, it is the first play written in verse in Basque language: "vasconum Primitiae theater." "Pankreas" tells the tragicomic story of three friends. One urgently needs a pancreas transplant. Another one plans to commit suicide within a year, to avoid Alzheimer disease. The third one asks the latter to donate his pancreas to the first one. From that moment the events rush, obeying an axiom of modern physics: everything that can happen, oddly enough, sooner or later just happens.Read more
November 1 and 2
CENTRO DRAMÁTICO NACIONAL / VALLE-INCLÁN THEATRE /
FRANCISCO NIEVA ROOM
GROUP / 10-20 people: %25 + 1 invitation
GROUP / 21 or more people: %50 + 2 invitations
+ 65: %50
Families with 3 or more children: %50
YOUNG MINUTE / Less than 30, buying the ticket 30 minutes before the play: %75
Thanks to the agreement between the Centro Dramático Nacional and the Etxepare Basque Institute, the play “La calma mágica / Barealdi magikoa”, by Alfredo Sanzol, will be represented in Basque language – euskera- in Madrid on November 1 and 2. This co-production between CDN and Tanttaka Teatroa was performed for the first time on October 10 and will be in Madrid until November 9.
Harkaitz Cano has translated the play, and the performances will be on Saturday, November 1 at 7 pm; and on Sunday November 2, at 6 pm, both with Spanish subtitles.
“As the time goes by, the dreams and reality are as important as memories, and it’s difficult to distinguish between what seems to be and what really is”, says Alfredo Sanzol, writer and director of the play. The story of Oliver begins there, looking for his dignity and the sense of life. The actors are: Itziar Ituño, Mireia Gabilondo, Jose Kruz Gurrutxaga, Aitziber Garmendia y Martxelo Rubio.
To ask for groups discounts beforehand: Tel 91 505 88 01(9:30 - 15:00)Read more
The 17th EH SONA festival, to be held from tomorrow until December in Barcelona, will offer 14 concerts and two special events. The group Lou Topet will be in charge of opening the festival with a free concert given in Passeig de Born. The biggest festival of Basque music held outside the Basque Country includes also two new features: a workshop on self-management and a festival dedicated to children: TXO. Euskal Herria Sona is organized by the Euskal Etxea with the support of Etxepare Basque Institute.
The proposal brings together different musical styles. They have opted for known groups and artists to leverage their ability to attract theaudience and publicize other less known artists. The groups that are performing at EH SONA are: Revolutionary Brothers, Lou Topet, Tania de Sousa, Zea Mays, Su ta Gar, Eratu, Balerdi Balerdi, Kashbad, Goienetxe anaiak, Mursego, Ainara Legardon, Eñaut Elorrieta, Bide ertzean, Mutxikontrapàs (Carles Belda + Javi P3z + Jon Lonbera) and Ze Esatek. The group Kasernarat festival, winner of the EH SONA contest looking for new talents, will also participate in the festival. They will perform with Zea Mays at Razzmatazz.
This 17th edition brings two novelties. On one hand, the artist Tania de Sousa will offer a workshop for self-management. On the other hand, they have organized a parallel festival for children and families: TXO. This is the space for families at EH SONA, which wants to bring the most little ones to the world of music with workshops and free concerts.Read more
The writer Harkaitz Cano spoke last Friday, October 17, on the advantages and disadvantages of writing in a minority language in the UCC University College Cork, along with the Galician poet Marta Dacosta. They discussed how authors and writers on minority languages must often worry about sociolinguistics, whether they like it or not. Dacosta spoke on the weight of the oral tradition and on the role of women, whose function as a weaver is often insufficient, so she claimed that "like Ulysses, Penelope wants to travel, and does travel." Cano then focused on the risks of self-translation, on the need to respond to the lack of a written tradition with the invention of a tradition and on the importance of humour. Then they gave a poetry reading at the public library in Cork (in the picture) along with the translator and writer Isaac Xubin.
In Dublin, John Banvill inaugurated the Festival ISLA, held at the Instituto Cervantes. The guests of this edition were, among others, the Chilean Diamela Eltit and José Ovejero. On Saturday Harkaitz Cano participated in the round table “Cuéntamelo otra vez”("Tell me again") together with the Irish Claire Keegan and Mary O´Malley. Among other topics, they talked about the first stories heard during childhood, the reasons that these stories remain or expire, and to the necessary point of evil that every good storyteller must have. They also relativized the truth of the events: "We also change those truthful anecdotes that we tell again and again, depending on the degree of acceptance of the listener." That is, the search for the round history can sometimes become the downfall of the writer.
The three-day Irish journey culminated on Sunday in Belfast. The young poet Joseph Nathaniel McAuley read Cano’s poems in English, along with Deirdre Cartmill and Mary McManus. Right after, the four of them chatted with the audience, and between a question and another they talked about the difficulty of translating poetry "it is like listening to the acoustic version of a previously recorded studio album," said Cano. Cartmill and McManus, who know the project done in Euskal Herria by Albaola association, also expressed their admiration for the bertsolaritza (poetry improvisation).
Cano has made this journey with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute.
The opening ceremony of the WOMEXfair was really crowded yesterday in Santiago de Compostela. A large number of people couldn’t enter to the event as the Galician capital was full of worldwide professionals of the music scene. At the opening: Guitars, bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, pandereitas ... and of course, the txalaparta of Oreka TX.
The bagpiper Xosé Manuel Budiño r led a party inspired in the Camino de Santiago - "Compostela, the roots-the way" - where many artists collaborated: Mercedes Peon, German Lopez, the fado singer António Zambujoo, flamenco-jazz fusion by Jorge Pardo, Germán Díaz, and, of course, Oreka TX representing the Basque music.
That was the opening of the international meeting that will come to an end on October 26. Appart from Oreka Tx, the Basque groups Korrontzi and DJ Makala will offer concerts at the fair, and Basque companies will work in the stand of Euskadiko Soinuak. Euskadiko Soinuak is a program launched by the Department of Education, Culture and Language Policy of the Basque Government, in partnership with several professional music industries, and with the participation of Etxepare Basque Institute.Read more
The latest volume of the magazine BOGA, Basque Studies Consortium Journal is already published, and you can now check it online. The magazine, published by the Basque Studies program of the Boise State University, is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access academic publication dedicated to the scholarly study of all aspects of Basque culture.
The magazine has also communicated that the deadline to submit proposals for the following volume will be open until August 1 2015. That will be the 3rd edition of the magazine, and the proposals have to be sent by email.
On the other hand, they are organizing the “Joan-etorri Basque Studies Symposium” a symposium in the days leading up to Jaialdi this coming July, which you can join.The immediate themes coalesce around the 40th anniversaries of the publication of the book Amerikanuak and Boise State Oñati program.
Finally, in collaboration with the Center for Basque Studies (University of Nevada, Reno) the Basque Studies at Boise State University is sponsoring the 2nd annual Basque Literary Writing Contest. This is an effort to encourage more nonacademic writing–fiction and non-fiction–in English on Basque related subjects. The winners will be announced by February.Read more
The traveling fair WOMEX, one of the most important ones of the sector, turns 20 this year. This edition will be held in Santiago de Compostela from 22 to 26 October, and once again, the Basque music will attend the event with the participation of Etxepare Basque Institute.
The Basque groups Korrontzi, Oreka Tx and DJ Makala will offer concerts at the fair, and Basque companies will work in the stand of Euskadiko Soinuak. Euskadiko Soinuak is a program launched by the Department of Education, Culture and Language Policy of the Basque Government, in partnership with several professional music industries, and with the participation of Etxepare Basque Institute.
WOMEX is a professional event for the field of world music, which includes a trade show, dozens of showcases and concerts, and hopes to attract this year to some 2,500 delegates and 1,260 companies from over 90 countries, among which there will be 800 programmers, over 500 labels, publishers and distributors, as well as more than 300 journalists. In addition, the meeting also will host yhe DJ WOMEX Summit, film screenings and conferences and consulting by 80 specialists from over 25 countries.Read more
2014-11-18 / 2014-11-18 - Nere Lete at the Found in Translation Reading Series
The Department of English of Boise State University is teaming up with the Arts and Humanities Institute to present “Found in Translation: A Reading Series.” Throughout the year, literary translators will read from their translations of works from French, Spanish, Basque and Catalan. The readings are free and all are in English.
One of the participants will be the Basque Nere Lete.Read more
2014-11-22 / 2014-11-04 - Olatz de Andrés in Germany and Barcelona
The dancer Olatz de Andrés will take part in the NO BALLET International Choreograohy Competition, in Ludwigshafen, Germany. She will travel with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute on November 22-23.
On the other hand, on December 2-4 she will take part in the Festival Salmon Barcelona.
2014-12-04 / 2015-03-04 - The travelling exhibition GAUR(sic) in Córdoba (Argentina)
The travelling exhibition GAUR(sic) will be shown in Montevideo (Uruguay). The artist Aitor Lajarín, member of the collective, will be there.
With the aim of raising awareness about contemporary Basque art and placing it in an international context, the Etxepare Basque Institute has sponsored GAUR (sic), a research project that took shape in a travelling exhibition of video works which was curated by Nekane Aramburu.
The final selection of works centred on eight creative proposals, the work of the artists Sra. Polaroiska (Alaitz Arenzana and María Ibarretxe), Colombina’s (Larraitz Torres and Sandra Cuesta), Aitor Lajarin, Zuhar Iruretagoiena, Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum, Saioa Olmo, Juan Aizpitarte and Ixone Sadaba.
2014-12-05 / 2014-12-05 - Presentation of the latest book by Cancho Beltrán in Burgos
José Luis Cancho Beltran presents his latest book "Lento proceso" in Burgos. The author bases his writings on his own experiences at the time of Franco.Read more
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2015-05-01 / 2015-05-31 - The Basque group Damba, in Latin America
The Basque groupDamba has started a new project in Latin America: they will record a new disk together will Cuban artists and they will go on tour.
During the tour, they will have the chance to take part in an important festival, thanks to EGREM and the National Music Institute of Cuba: CUBADISCO 2015.