News about the Basque language, culture and contemporary creation.
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Kulunka presents his project at the Cinars Web conferences
The theatre company Kulunka Teatro was one of the 24 companies selected to pitch a project before a panel of experts at CINARS Web from November 9th to 13th. This is an opportunity to continue distributing the companies’ work abroad and to create new alliances.
New Basque language and culture readership in Georgia
As a result of the collaboration agreement signed in September 2020 between the Etxepare Basque Institute and Tbilisi State University in Georgia, in February 2021 the university will launch a new Basque Language and Culture readership.
The International Illustration Fair IRUDIKA 2020 begins today (online)
IRUDIKA, the meeting of professional illustrators organized by Euskal Irudigielak (Professional Association of Basque Illustrators) begins today and will continue until the 31st. In previous years the venue has been the Artium Museum in Vitoria, but this fourth edition will be 100% virtual.
Award in the UK for a poem book by Karmelo C. Iribarren
The English translation of Poems the Wind Blew in has won the prestigious Highly Commended Award and is a finalist in the CLiPPA Awards (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) in the United Kingdom.
Basque. Music. to take part in leading professional fairs
The platform ‘Basque. Music.’ will have an online presence (Womex and Monkey Week) and in-person presence (BIME PRO and Fira Trovam) in international fairs for music professionals held between October and November.
´Aitzstar´ take the Etxepare Award for Best Album in Basque at the MIN Awards
Last Friday the MIN Independent Music Awards ceremony was broadcast for the first time on television and included live performances from different venues. This year, the winner of the Etxepare Award for Best Album in Basque was Niña Coyote eta Chico Tornado for their album Aitzstar. This is the second time the band has walked away with the award.
Kutsidazu Bidea, Ixabel musikala Arriagatik zuzenean
Kutsidazu bidea, Ixabel Joxean Sagastizabal idazlearen eleberri ospetsua musikal formatura moldatu da oraingoan. Proposamen berri honetan, Patxi Barcoren zuzendaritzapean, eleberria komedia musikal gisa taularatuko da estreinakoz, bihar 19:30etan Arriaga antzokian. Aldi berean saioa zuzenean igorriko da streaming bidez, Etxepare Euskal Institutuaren eskutik, Euskal Etxe eta Irakurletza sareei zuzenduta.
Registrations are open for Euskaraldia 2020!
Euskaraldia is an exercise aimed at changing the linguistic behaviour of people who understand Basque. The two-week-long exercise encompasses all areas of society and its main objective is to increase the use of the Basque language by changing the linguistic habits of our citizens.
Basque Cinema in the Oscar running
The Spanish Film Academy has announced three films to vie for the nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 93rd Academy Awards (The Oscars). Two out of three are Basque: The Endless Trench (La trinchera infinita) by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga, and The Platform (El hoyo) by Galder Gaztelu Urrutia. The third one in competition is Fire Will Come (O que arde) by Oliver Laxe, co-produced by Basque production company Kowalski Films.