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Three bertsolari championships will be held in autumn

Jun 01, 2021
The tournaments of Biscay, Navarre and Xilaba, the one that gathers the provinces of Labourd, Lower Navarre and Soule, were put off due to the pandemic. A schedule combining the three championships has been planned in order to make the follow-up of these competitions easier.

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Light boost in bertsolaritza events

May 26, 2021
Following the trend of these last months, festivals are the most common type of shows in the cultural programming concerning bertsolaritza.

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Bertsolaritza at schools: constant innovation

Mar 03, 2021
More than 50 teachers of the association Bertsozale Elkartea are working to bring the improvised verse singing art in Basque closer to their students; nowadays, they are 29,500 in total.

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Bertsolaritza takes a hit in 2020, with 700 shows less

Dec 21, 2020
Compared to previous year’s figures, six out of ten bertso performances have not been carried out and that means an economic loss of around 735,000 euros. The association Bertsozale Elkartea wants to highlight the work of the bertso-eskolas and local event planners for their support in such a difficult year.

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The bertsolari championships will be delayed

Dec 15, 2020
The Absolute Championship was going to take place in 2021, but like the championships of several territories, it will be delayed with no date.

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Bapatean 2019, available for the fans of bertsolaritza

Nov 19, 2020
The anual collection of bertsos is already on the web: both the book and the audios are on the bertsolaritza database.

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Far from what they looked like before

Sep 06, 2020
Despite the improvement of the health situation, only 25% of the bertso performances are being carried out comparing to previous years.

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Hitzetik Hortzera, bertsolaritza on television

Sep 03, 2020
The veteran TV show will come back on the 12th of September to the first channel of the Basque Public Television, ETB.

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Show must go on

Apr 30, 2020
The association Bertsozale Elkartea will allocate 45,000 euros to promote bertso performances in pandemic times and to alleviate the vulnerable situation of creators.

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1,800 people learning and enjoying bertsolaritza

Feb 05, 2020
How many municipalities have a bertso-eskola (school of bertsolaritza)? How many groups are there in each one? Are they for children or for adults? We have been collecting data on these schools to find out what the current situation is.

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28,500 students approaching the basis of bertsolaritza

Oct 16, 2019
The association Bertsozale Elkartea will offer bertsolaritza lessons in more than 400 centres thanks to its staff of 50 teachers. In recent years, a great progress has been made training teachers and creating teaching material.

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This is bertsoeskola.eus

Sep 30, 2019
The new website gathers helpful material for the activity at bertso-schools. In addition, it wants to support the communication among these groups.

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Hitzetik Hortzera will be back on October 6

Sep 26, 2019
The television programme about bertsolaritza will begin a new season with TV presenter Eider Perez. It will be every Sunday, starting at 3pm, on ETB1.

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New direction in Bertsozale Elkartea

Jul 03, 2019
Idoia Trenor Zulaika and Jon Agirresarobe Lopetegi are the new general coordinators of the association Bertsozale Elkartea.

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"What is bertsolaritza?, on the web

Dec 05, 2018
The documentary film has been released in San Sebastian-Donostia with the aim of providing a tool that we hope bertsolaris, academics and other agents working around the world will find useful.

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Do you know the Xenpelar Documentation Centre?

Oct 16, 2018
An audiovisual in four languages allows us to discover the work done in the centre.

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International improvisators tour, from the 9th to the 14th of October

Sep 18, 2018
The tour "Nazioarteko Inprobisatzaileen Bira" will visit Pamplona, Erandio, Hernani, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Baiona and Donostia-San Sebastian. Cuban and Argentinian improvisators Tomasita Quiala and Araceli Argüello will perform on stage along with the bertsolaris Amets Arzallus, Jone Uria, Julio Soto, Maialen Lujanbio and Xabi Igoa.

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The association is committed to a collegiate presidency model

Mar 10, 2018
Arrate Illaro, Beñat Gaztelumendi, Eneritz Zabaleta, Igor Elortza, Josu Goikoetxea, Maialen Lujanbio, Miren Artetxe and Xabi Igoa will be, from now on, the members of the group who will continue the work carried out to date by the President Iñaki Murua and the Secretary Xabier Gaztelumendi. This group will join the current Board of Directors of Euskal Herriko Bertsozale Elkartea.

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Eskolartekoa - the interscholastic championship - will start on February 16

Feb 07, 2018
Qualification rounds and regional finals will prepare the way for the final of the Basque Country, taking place on June 9 in Sara (Labourd).

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Barakaldo will become the epicentre of verse on Sunday

Dec 13, 2017
The final of the National Bertsolaris Championship will be held this weekend at the BEC. The finalists have held a press conference together with the President of the Bertsozale Association, Elkartea Iñaki Murua, and Lorea Bilbao, Deputy of Basque Language and Culture at the Provincial Council of Bizkaia.

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Terraza Mintzola will become a vantage point for international experts

Nov 28, 2017
Along with the Basque fans, international experts and improvisers will be able to follow the final of the Bertsolaris Championship live. This is due to take place on 17th December. Thanks to the ongoing work of the Mintzola Oral Workshop, international experts have been invited to the Terraza Mintzola, which will be set up in the BEC.

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The semi-finals, coming soon

Oct 18, 2017
The second stage of the Bertsolaris Championship, consisting of the semi-finals, will begin in Bastida on 28 October. The 18 bertsolaris who have qualified from the quarter-finals stage will be joined by 6 of the finalists from the edition held four years ago.

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The Government of Navarre will declare bertsolarismo a good of Intangible Cultural Interest

Sep 19, 2017
Bertsolarism will receive the highest level of protection afforded under Regional Law; the measure will take effect in the autumn.

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For the first time, the Bertsolaris Championship will be held in the seven Basque-speaking areas

Sep 12, 2017
According to Iñaki Murua, President of Bertsozale Elkartea, "this is not a symbolic subject, nor a demonstration of strength, but rather the reflection of a reality, since bertsolarismo is alive in all these areas".

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