News about the Basque language, culture and contemporary creation.
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
Saison Québec – Pays Basque presented to the public
This cultural and artistic programme will take place in the largest cities in Quebec and the Basque Country’s throughout 2021 and 2022. The idea is to strengthen the ties between the two regions through language, culture and art. The initiative is spearheaded by the Etxepare Basque Institute in collaboration with the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications.
«‘Dardara’ is a film about the emotions stirred among fans of Berri Txarrak»
Marina Lameiro documented the band’s final tour, ‘Ikusi arte’, and is about to debut her film ‘Dardara’, which means ‘tremor’ in Basque. The film will be released in cinemas from Friday 19 March following its premiere at the Punto de Vista festival.
Re-issue of ‘Basque. Bertsolaritza´, from the collection on Basque culture
The improvisational form of Basque verse singing known as bertsolaritza is a combination of emotion, improvisation, tradition and diversity. This book, written by Joxerra Garzia, explores this unique art form. It´s the second in a twelve-part collection dedicated to Basque culture to be re-published by the Etxepare Basque Institute.
Basque filmmakers win eight Goyas
´Ane´ by David Pérez Sañudo and ´Akelarre´ by Pablo Agüero are the award-winning films.
´Basque. Architecture and design’, the first reissue of a collection dedicated to twelve expressions of culture
Peio Aguirre, art critic, publisher and curator of independent exhibitions, is author of the first reissue of a collection promoted by the Etxepare Basque Institute.
New translations of Basque literature now available
So far, five publications have reached bookshops and the sixth is on its way. Last year, the Institute granted a total of 64,913 euros to fund 28 Basque works.
The Lehendakari welcomes 11 people from the diaspora who are studying Basque
All of them have spent the past month at the Maizpide barnetegi in Lazkao immersed in the Basque language and culture as part of the Etxepare Basque Institute’s Euskara Munduan programme
“‘Homeless Home’ shows us how much we’ve progressed over the years”
With a Goya nomination for Best Animated Short Film under his belt, Alberto Vázquez rounds off a great year with ´Homeless Home´, produced by UniKo. Vázquez has been making stories and history with the Basque production company, garnering him a space at some of the leading international film festivals.
“I want my students in Chile to know how important it is to use the Basque they already know”
Eleven members of the Basque diaspora, all from Argentina, Chile or Uruguay, are on a two-month stay at the Maizpide euskaltegi-barnetegi, where they are immersed in the Basque language and culture.