News about the Basque language, culture and contemporary creation.
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
Melenas wins a 2021 Music Moves Europe Talent Award
The Pamplona-based band is one of the eight winners of the 2021 Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, together with Alyona Alyona (Ukraine), Inhaler (Ireland), Julia Bardo (Italy), Lous and The Yakuza (Belgium), Rimon (Netherlands), Sassy 009 (Norway) and Vildá (Finland).
11 people in the Basque diaspora to study Basque language in Lazkao
Eleven people from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay will spend two months at the Maizpide barnetegi in Lazkao to improve their level of Euskara as part of the Etxepare Basque Institute’s ‘Euskara Munduan’ programme.
Elena Odriozola, nominated for The Andersen Awards 2022
The International Board on Books for Young People, IBBY, has announced 62 nominations from 33 countries for the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Awards. Among them is the Basque illustrator Elena Odriozola.
10 years promoting Basque language, culture and creation internationally
The Etxepare Basque Institute celebrated its 10th anniversary with an institutional event and a communication campaign that aimed at highlighting the importance of sharing and making our language, culture and creation known.
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.
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
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.
Eider Rodriguez and Lander Garro win the Etxepare – LABORAL Kutxa Translation Prize
The Spanish translation of Bihotz handiegia (Un corazón demasiado grande [A heart too big]), a collection of short stories written and translated by Eider Rodriguez, is the winner of the sixth edition of the Etxepare – LABORAL Kutxa Translation Prize. Rodriguez shares the accolade with Lander Garro for his contribution in the translation, and the Barcelona-based publishing house Literatura Random House.