The Graduate Center of CUNY – City University of New York – is hosting a symposium on cultural policies on October 20, and the organizers have invited Garbiñe Iztueta, director for the Promotion and Dissemination of the Basque Language at the Etxepare Basque Institute, to take part.
MIPCOM, one of the world’s most important entertainment content fairs, opens today in Cannes and will be on until October 19th. The event is an opportunity for international producers, distributors, and buyers to meet each other and promote and buy different content and formats available on the global market.
During the months of October and November, "Remover Roma con Santiago: un cammino di cultura" is being held in Rome, Italy. The event will gather together artists from the lands through which the ancient Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) pilgrimage passes. Several Basque artists are part of this programme, as well as the trikitixa accordion player Kepa Junkera, who offered a concert on Friday, October 13th.
Although they have only been around for two years, Luma have performed in almost every venue in their hometown, San Sebastian. This week, they began the performances that they will give throughout Spain as part of the "Artistas en Ruta" (Artists on the road) programme supported by the Etxepare Institute. Their shows will feature their new songs included in their last album, "Airwalk". Xabi and Adrián are the members of Luma, an up and coming Basque band that is quickly making a name for itself, so we wanted to find out more.
Basque Music, a platform designed to raise the international profile of Basque music, will be returning this year to the Monkey Week Festival held in Seville from 12 to 14 October. In its ninth year – second in the Andalusian capital – the bands Willis Drummond, Tooth, and Niña Coyote eta Chico Tornado will take the stage under the auspices of Basque Music.
Three Basque groups are included among the music bands that will take part at the first semester of 2018 of the program "Artistas en Ruta". Thanks to the agreement between AIE and the Etxepare Basque Institute, the Basque groups Nevermind, Ghost Numbers & His Tipsy Gypties and Smoke Idols will perform in live music venues.
The popular culture and world music fair Fira Meditarrània de Manresa opens tomorrow and will run until October 8th. This fair brings together different artistic disciplines, such as visual arts, circus, dance, exhibitions, music, storytelling and theatre. This year the Fira has joined forces with the Etxepare Basque Institute to include three Basque companies: Kukai Dantza Brodas Bros; Helena Lizari and Laida Aldaz; and Juan Mari Beltran.
The young Ukrainian translator Yaroslav Gúbarev told us that translating the work of Bernardo Atxaga ´Memoirs of a Basque Cow´ was an interesting experience for him, since it gave him the opportunity to bring Basque literature closer to Ukrainian readers. Thanks to this translation, last week he was awarded the Etxepare-LABORAL Kutxa Prize, which annually awards a translation of a work originally written in Euskera. We asked Gúvarev about his experience translating an author of such renown in the Basque Country, and this is what he has told us.
Ukrainian teacher and translator Yaroslav Gúbarev (Pyratyn, 1991) was awarded the Etxepare-LABORAL Kutxa Translation Prize for his translation of the novella ‘Memoirs of a Basque Cow’ by Bernardo Atxaga into Ukrainian.