1603: The second voyage of Sebastian Vizcaino, charged with exploring California and Baja California, ends. 1661: The first English Consul in Donostia, Valentine Morgan, is appointed to the position.
Two men, both with connections to militants in their past. Both trying to start new lives. Both pulled back into their past, altering their futures forever. That is about where the similarities between Delphine Pontvieux’s ETA — Estimated Time of Arrest and Bernardo Atxaga’s The Lone Man end. While The Lone Man is a psychologically […]
From Joe Guerricabeitia of Seattle Euskal Etxea — I thought it worth sharing: Kaixo danori (Hello everyone), This email is being sent to you to serve as reminder to remember your heritage as you sit down to fill out your 2010 US Census. As in censuses past, this year’s census asks both about 1) Ethnicity […]
Mikel Morris, an American with dual US/Spanish nationality living in Zarautz, Spain, has written the definitive Basque-English dictionary and is currently working on the Morris Magnum which promises to be the largest bilingual Basque dictionary in existence. In the first part of this interview, Mikel shared his thoughts and hard-hitting observations on the status of […]
QUEEN SOFIA SPANISH INSTITUTE cordially invites you to a recital by Amaya Arberas, Soprano accompanied by Antón Armendariz, Tenor Ana Ruth Bermúdez, Cello & David Shenton, Piano Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Amaya Arberas began her professional career in 2002, performing recitals throughout her native Basque Country as a lyric coloratura soprano. She […]
David Cox is a frequent contributor to Buber’s Basque Page. Today marks his first article in a new column entitled Altxor Bila (Looking for Treasure), inspired by a Pirritx eta Porrotx song. This series will examine various aspects of Basque music, from current bands to musical history. Ongi Etorri David! A few years ago, I got […]
It is that time of year again! Time to celebrate the fiesta of San Blas, or Saint Blaise! In the Basque Country (and maybe elsewhere), Feb 3, the fiesta of San Blas, is celebrated with a special cake. In towns like Abadiño, Bizkaia, where the day is one of the town’s festival days, you’ll find […]
As many of you might already know, the Boise Basque Museum and Cultural Center, with help from the Basque Government, has been working on a project to highlight the Basques’ contributions to the history and settlement of the United States. I’ve received a number of recent messages updating me on the status of the project, […]
A couple of links I’ve been sent or found in wanderings of the web. First, Louis Arriaga Jr has a fascinating story of misunderstandings and miscarriage of justice (even one of the sentencing judges felt this way, but couldn’t do anything about it). Clearly, Arriaga is of Basque descent, though his connections to Spain are […]
I was sent a link to this site, http://hendaye.over-blog.net/, which has a number of videos of the ocean and more in the Basque Country. It is in French, so I don’t understand much of what is written, but I thought people might enjoy it.