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"Itsasturiak, people of the sea" exhibition

"Itsasturiak, people of the sea" exhibition

    Sep 18, 2011

    Discover for a few hours the lives of Basque sailors as well as that of the port of Saint- Jean-de-Luz-Ciboure in particular. This new mobile multimedia exhibition by the Basque Cultural Institute provides a new insight into this very different world, its history and the challenges it faces.

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    What's on in Basque Culture now on your mobile too!

    What's on in Basque Culture now on your mobile too!

      Jun 07, 2011

      The mobile version of the Basque Cultural Institute's What's On is now available. Now all mobile phone owners with an internet connection can check out what's on now and in the coming days.

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      Retranscription of the Apheça manuscripts

      Retranscription of the Apheça manuscripts

        Feb 16, 2011

        The archives of Guillaume Apheça (1828-1919) contain precious information, in particular registers of departures and payments for Argentina from 1856 to 1913. The registers are now available for consultation in a simplified version.

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        "Irudimena", a competition in favour of creation

        "Irudimena", a competition in favour of creation

          Feb 14, 2011

          The Basque Cultural Institute and the Azkue Foundation have come together to organise the online "Irudimena" creative competition from 15 February 2011 to 8 April 2011. The purpose of this competition is to promote the creativity of the young in the fields of literature and graphics.

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          The Batekmila travelling exhibition online!

          The Batekmila travelling exhibition online!

            Jul 07, 2010

            All of the "Batekmila - Basque Worlds" travelling exhibition's multimedia content (videos, photos, texts, sound ...), designed in 2007 by the Basque Cultural Institute is available for consultation in five languages online at www.basqueworlds.com. The Batekmila travelling exhibition online!

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            Photographers' biltzar photography competition 2010

            Photographers' biltzar photography competition 2010

              Jun 01, 2010

              The Argian association will organise a photography competition open to everyone as part of the next Basque Country Photographers' Biltzar. The subject chosen: "Vineyards & Wine". Take part by sending your photos before 28 August!

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              ''Patchiku'', a symbol of Basque maritime heritage

              ''Patchiku'', a symbol of Basque maritime heritage

                Apr 10, 2010

                The tuna and sardine boat Patchiku built at the Marin shipyard in 1959 was classed a historic monument in 2002. Restoration work on this jewel of maritime heritage, a worthy representative of traditional work by Basque marine carpenters, has just begun.

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                The Northern Basque Country by and for the Young

                The Northern Basque Country by and for the Young

                  Mar 19, 2010

                  Advertising the Northern Basque Country and its youth's rich cultural life is the ambition of the documentary "Iparraldea XXI" produced by the Basque Cultural Institute in partnership with the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa. Discover it online.

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                  The mascarade as seen by the youth of Larrau

                  The mascarade as seen by the youth of Larrau

                    Feb 19, 2010

                    This year it is the village of Larrau which is organising the mascarade that will be held throughout the province of Soule from 17 January to 25 April 2010. According to the tradition the first and last performances will be performed there...

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                    Urte berri on!

                    Urte berri on!

                      Jan 13, 2010

                      The entire team at the Basque Cultural Institute wishes you a very happy New Year 2010 with a look back in photos at the main cultural events which marked the Northern Basque Country in 2009 (heritage, education, artistic creation, etc).

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                      Amikuze accounts online!

                      Amikuze accounts online!

                        Dec 17, 2009

                        Within the framework of its programme to collect the collective memory, the Basque Cultural Institute offers you the chance to discover extracts of video accounts collected in Amikuze online (Mixe) in addition to the interviewees' photographs and biographies.

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                        Unpublished recordings by Basque singers and musicians between 1947 and 2000 released on CD

                          Dec 15, 2009

                          "Frémeaux & Associés" recently released a compilation of French traditional music under the direction of Guillaume Veillet. A CD is dedicated to the South-West with recordings from between 1939 and 2006. Amongst the extracts proposed four are from the Northern Basque Country and three are unpublished: the improvisers Mattin and Meltxor in Garazi in 1947 (already released), the young singers Mathieu and Arnaud Etxahun - also recorded in 1947 - ("Adios izar ederra"), an extract from the Souletin mascarade and finally the singer Ganizon Bergara recorded in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle in 2000 ("Sortu naiz Iparrean"). Further information : "Sud-Ouest - 1939 - 2006 ; une anthologie des musiques traditionnelles"

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                          Badok.info, Basque song and music portal website

                            Dec 12, 2009

                            The daily newspaper "Berria" has put the website www.badok.info online, a true portal website for Basque song and music: consult over 160 biographies, a database for over 1000 CD's and DVD's, the lyrics of around 270 CD's compiled with their covers, hundreds of photos, over 300 songs to listen to, a presentation of Basque record labels, a bibliography, videos and press articles ... The website is in Basque only and is certainly worth consulting especially for its iconography and to listen to songs.
                            Further details: www.badok.info

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                            Basque musicians and the Internet

                              Dec 04, 2009

                              The TestMedia consultancy from the Southern Basque Country has analysed 146 groups and singers from across the Basque Country to find out about their relationship with the Internet. A simple virtual store front or a true advertising tool? Consult the result here (in Spanish).

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                              Maialen Lujanbio winner of the Basque Country improvisation

                                Nov 18, 2009

                                Maialen Lujanbio has entered the history books by becoming the first woman to win the Basque Country improvisation championship. Further details: See the photo album of the final

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                                Basque artistic creation online

                                Basque artistic creation online

                                  Oct 28, 2009

                                  Following its work collecting information which began in spring 2009, the Basque Cultural Institute has inaugurated three new online services to provide more coverage of the people and places involved with artistic creation in the Northern Basque Country.

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                                  Basque painting seen through the eyes of an enthusiast

                                    Oct 27, 2009

                                    Michel de Jaureguiberry has just published with Pimientos his second work dedicated to Basque painting under the heading "Basque painting, selected works from public and private collections". He gives his impressions within the framework of an exclusive interview carried out for the Basque cultural website's sound library.
                                    Further details: Basque painting - Listen to the interview with Michel de Jaureguiberry

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                                    "Auñamendi", Jean-Michel Bedaxagar's new album

                                      Oct 27, 2009

                                      The Souletin singer Jean-Michel Bedaxagar has just released a new album with Elkar. Mixel Arotze, Amaren alabak, Erramun Martikorena and his own son Johañe Bedaxagar are just some of the guest singers on this album. Jean-Mixel Bedaxagar has chosen traditional Basque songs with the greatest meaning and symbols - "founding" songs - to make up this album.
                                      Further details: The album "Auñamendi"

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                                      Photo album in honour of Iratzeder

                                        Oct 27, 2009

                                        On 10 October 2009 at Abbadia chapel in Hendaye young singers from Baigorri, the group Oskarbi as well as Xalbat Berterretche and Mikel Erramouspé sang hymns written by Father Xavier Diharce Iratzeder, former Abbot at the Abbey of Belloc (Urt), who sadly passed away in October 2008. He wrote many hymns and translated psalms into Basque.
                                        Further details: Homage to Iratzeder, photo album

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                                        The "Diaspora Bidaian" show has taken to the road

                                        The "Diaspora Bidaian" show has taken to the road

                                          Oct 17, 2009

                                          The Théâtre du Versant has created an international coproduction called "Diaspora bidaian" on the subject of the Basque diaspora. Based on texts by Bernado Atxaga, Joseba Sarrionandia and Pier-Pol Berzaitz. Discover from Autumn 2009 onwards...

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