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Exclusive! Mr Mambo Jazz playlist for BristoLatino

Mr. Mambo Jazz, Brazilian DJ and musical researcher with a focus on Latin, Caribbean and African rhythms, made us a playlist and explained the background behind each song – Listen on our mix cloud now!     La Niña Emilia – La Penca -La Pelea es Peleando (1985) This was one of the great songs I […]

Exclusive! Brazilian Wax playlist for BristoLatino

Joe Osborne and Henry Weekes of Brazilian Wax, a radio show and Leeds-based club night, take us on a whistle-stop tour of the fascinating historical and political context of the Brazilian playlist they made for BristoLatino – listen on mix cloud now!   Luxo Só – João Gilberto – Chega De Saudade (1959) – JOE […]

DJ Cigarra: Leading the way for a female-fuelled future

Hailing from Brazil’s hectic yet culturally vibrant megalopolis, São Paulo, Ágatha Barbosa a.k.a Cigarra is a strikingly accomplished individual; a DJ, VJ, producer and events organiser who now resides in Lisbon, a city with a burgeoning musical scene. BristoLatino’s Isaac Norris speaks to the musician about São Paulo’s underground movement, her Tropical Twista Records label, […]

If you haven’t seen ‘The Day I Met El Chapo’, do so now!

In 2015, Mexico’s most famous telenovela actress became embroiled in a politically-charged media storm after meeting with the world’s then ‘most wanted’ criminal, the cartel leader, ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. The 3-part Netflix documentary which tells Kate del Castillo’s version of the story is directed by Castillo herself, and features interviews with her family, friends, lawyers, […]

Feminisms in Translation workshop with Feminist Archive South

Millie Corp and Rebecca Wilson attended the Feminist Archive South’s ‘Translating Latin American Feminisms’ workshop this Tuesday 5th June. On Tuesday 5th June, the Feminist Archive South held a workshop in Special Collections at the ASS Library, University of Bristol. Gathered by Ellie O’Connell, Masters student and Education Co-Ordinator at FAS, and Dr. Katie Brown, Translation […]

From the Archives...

Neruda’s first biographer

Edie Essex Barrett interviewed Adam Feinstein, the official biographer of Pablo Neruda: Chilean poet, diplomat, politician and Nobel Prize for Literature winner in 1971. A passion for Neruda has led to a lifelong, fascinating and diverse career for the biographer, Adam Feinstein. His love for Neruda’s work “started in the late-1990s and never stopped,” he told […]

¡Adiós Buena Vista!

Claudia Posada-Fawcett was fortunate enough to attend legendary Cuban musical group Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club’s farewell tour. She recounts her highlights, and tells us why she thinks the reach of Cuban music will only widen. Whilst enjoying some pre-concert sushi in Cloudy Bay, one of the Royal Albert Hall’s restaurants, I had the thrill of overhearing the spectacular […]

Why you should listen to ‘Nací Orishas’

Bristolatino joint editor-in-chief Rosanna West gives us Orishas, a musical trio that changed the face of Cuban hip hop. Two-time Grammy award winning Orishas, a trio of Paris-based Cubans, have dominated the Cuban hip hop scene since their 1999 debut. Their reputation rests on their creation of a truly new and exciting sound, which combines both old […]

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