News about the Basque language, culture and contemporary creation.
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Cano, Landa, Jaio, Saizarbitoria and more at the Basque literature book club in Barcelona
The aim is to promote and explore literature in Basque and to introduce new readers to the literary production of the Basque Country. The clubs meet once a month to read, analyse and comment on books by Basque authors.
Basque production ´Maixabel´ lands 14 Goya Award nominations
Produced by Kowalski Films, ‘Maixabel’ has received 14 nominations for the Goya Awards, given yearly by the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Directed by Iciar Bollaín, the film tells the story of Maixabel Lasa, widow of Basque politician Juan María Jáuregui, who was murdered by ETA.
International Day of the Basque Language celebrated in 10 countries
Once again, the Etxepare Basque Institute will join in the International Day of the Basque Language, celebrated this year on 3 December.
Cultural actors from Flanders and the Basque Country meet to forge new professional relationships
These meetings, organised by the Etxepare Basque Institute, aim to promote cultural ties between the two regions. The visitors will also take part in various cultural activities.
Eneko Bidegain: "Personal relationships keep the Basque diaspora alive and travelling to the Basque Country is key"
Eneko Bidegain has conducted research on the Basque diaspora in Reno, USA, at the University of Nevada’s Center for Basque Studies through the Jon Bilbao Chair promoted by the Etxepare Basque Institute.
Idoia, Afrika Bibang and Dupla in the next Artistas en Ruta circuit
‘Artistas en Ruta’ (Artists on the Road) organised by AIE has announced the Basque groups to perform concerts in venues throughout Spain in the first half of 2022: Idoia, Afrika Bibang and Dupla.
Elena Odriozola wins the Grand Prize at the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava
Odriozola won the award for her illustrations in ´Sentimientos encontrados´ (by Gustavo Puerta Leisse, Ediciones Modernas El Embudo, 2019). It is the first time a Basque illustrator has received this award.
Euskadi prizes for literature 2021: Lizarralde, Lertxundi, Elosegi, Gururtxaga, Rodríguez, De Isusi and Reparaz
These are the winners in the categories of Literature in Basque, Children´s and Young People´s Literature in Basque and Literary Translation into Basque, Essay in Basque, Literature in Spanish, Illustration of literary work and Essay in Spanish respectively.
Basque composer Gabriel Erkoreka wins Spain’s National Music Award
The Basque composer Gabriel Erkoreka has been given the Spanish National Music Award. In its statement the jury praised Erkoreka "for his brilliant career as a creator and for the richness of his compositional language, which highlights the personal fusion of traditional Basque instruments".