News of the Basque culture

2009-09-21

Joseph Maris Collection of Basque Musical Scores

Joseph Maris Collection of Basque Musical Scores

The composer and musician Jo Maris has given us a priceless gift by making available on the web a wide variety of songs which can be consulted and used. These songs for 2, 3 or 4 voices are often accompanied by a base with guitar and other instruments.

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2009-06-30

A shared heritage in Soule and the American West

A shared heritage in Soule and the American West

Young American high-school students of Basque origin visited their Souletin counterparts from the Lycée de Soule on 26 June. In August the Souletin students will in turn visit San Francisco where they will perform the pastorale "Euskamerikan artzain".

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2009-04-29

Euskamerika, two artists, one work

Euskamerika, two artists, one work

A work by the sculptor Nestor Basterretxea can be seen in Gotein-Libarrenx village park since early April 2009. Inspired by an American oak leaf, it pays tribute to exiled Basques. Like an echo to the monument "Bakardade" in Nevada...

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2009-04-24

Improvisers without borders

Improvisers without borders

The bertsolaris Xabi and Fredi Paya as well as Maialen Lujanbio took part in 2008 in several exchanges with Latin-American improvisers in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. An extraordinary experience which they talk about in a video documentary.

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2009-03-03

Time for the Souletin mascarade

Time for the Souletin mascarade

Once again time it's the season of the mascarades which punctuate the carnival period in the province of Soule. This year they are organised by members of the Barcus Etxahun association. The mascarades will travel through the province finishing their journey in Barcus on 12 April 2009.

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2008-09-08

Artean: Basque culture in Second Life

Artean: Basque culture in Second Life

With the aim of exploring new means of mediation and in order to reach out to new audiences, the Basque Cultural Institute has on an experimental basis entered the virtual universe of the internet by creating a space dedicated to Basque culture on the Basque Country island in Second Life. The "Artean" cultural centre is now open to the public...

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2008-08-01

A video about improvised verse in the basque language in Internet

A video about improvised verse in the basque language in Internet

The report about improvised verse in the basque language has been put online in the website dedicated to the Batekmila Basque Worlds exhibition www.batekmila.com, and in the website dedicated to this discipline www.bertsulari.com

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2008-06-25

The exhibition Batekmila -  Basque Worlds is looking for new exhibition locations

The exhibition Batekmila - Basque Worlds is looking for new exhibition locations

After its success in Bayonne, San Sebastian and Bilbao, Batekmila - Basque Worlds, the Basque Cultural Institute's multimedia exhibition is looking for new locations to exhibit.

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2008-06-10

The Basques in Argentina on batekmila.com

The Basques in Argentina on batekmila.com

The website dedicated to the "Batekmila - Basque Worlds" exhibition is continuing to expand. A report by the director and sound creator Isa Suarez "The Basques in Rio de la Plata, Argentina", has recently been put online.

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2008-05-07

Batekmila-Basque Worlds in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Batekmila-Basque Worlds in Vitoria-Gasteiz

After its success in Bayonne, San Sebastian and Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz will be host to the Basque Cultural Institute's "Batekmila-Basque Worlds" exhibition until 31 May.

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