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Eskolartekoa - the interscholastic championship - will start on February 16

Eskolartekoa - the interscholastic championship - will start on February 16

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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The association is committed to a collegiate presidency model

The association is committed to a collegiate presidency model

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

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

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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Do you know the Xenpelar Documentation Centre?

Do you know the Xenpelar Documentation Centre?

An audiovisual in four languages allows us to discover the work done in the centre.

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"What is bertsolaritza?, on the web

"What is bertsolaritza?, on the web

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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New direction in Bertsozale Elkartea

New direction in Bertsozale Elkartea

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

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Hitzetik Hortzera, bertsolaritza on television

Hitzetik Hortzera, bertsolaritza on television

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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This is bertsoeskola.eus

This is bertsoeskola.eus

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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Bertsolaritza takes a hit in 2020, with 700 shows less

Bertsolaritza takes a hit in 2020, with 700 shows less

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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Three bertsolari championships will be held in autumn

Three bertsolari championships will be held in autumn

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

Light boost in bertsolaritza events

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

Bertsolaritza at schools: constant innovation

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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The bertsolari championships will be delayed

The bertsolari championships will be delayed

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

Bapatean 2019, available for the fans of bertsolaritza

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

Far from what they looked like before

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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Show must go on

Show must go on

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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28,500 students approaching the basis of bertsolaritza

28,500 students approaching the basis of bertsolaritza

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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Hitzetik Hortzera will be back on October 6

Hitzetik Hortzera will be back on October 6

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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1,800 people learning and enjoying bertsolaritza

1,800 people learning and enjoying bertsolaritza

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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