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Bristol gets a taste of Latin American cuisine

Last weekend was the annual Latin American Encounters event here in Bristol, an action-packed day showcasing the cultural diversity of Latin American. Bristolatino’s Isobel Vasey went along to try some of the tasty food!   This weekend saw the return of the annual Latin American Encounter event, a joint celebration of food, music and culture from across […]

Music Focus: A Conversation with La Perla

Last week the all-female Colombian trio La Perla treated Bristol to a lively upbeat night of cumbia and Caribbean rhythms. We asked them a few questions about their sounds and the music industry in Colombia.    What inspires you to create music influenced by Colombian culture? Music is a very powerful tool because it allows […]

FILM FOCUS: BACURAU

Brazilian auteur Kleber Mendonça, alongside co-director Juliano Dornelles, returns with a kaleidoscopic feature that stands as one big middle finger up to president Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right government. Bristolatino’s Rupert Comer recently saw the film at the BFI London Film Festival.   Set “several years from now” in the arid and desolate sertão of the Northeast of Brazil, Bacurau […]

INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK #1: GUSTAVO MINAS

Every week we will be sharing an inspirational figure from Latin America, someone who we think you deserve to know about. Our aim is to spread the creativity and passion for their subject and hopefully inspire you as well ! This week we chose the Brazilian photographer Gustavo Minas.    Gustavo was born in Minais Gerais, […]

Preview: Papaya Fest 2019

Papaya Fest, an exciting new multi-arts festival hosting an array of trailblazing Anglo-Latinx artists is set to be a crowd-pleaser in Bristol this weekend (10th – 13th October). With a diverse mix of theatre and music, it will be taking place at the Wardrobe Theatre & the Old Market Assembly. Bristolatino’s editor-in-chief Isaac Norris gives the low-down!   […]

Raindance Film Festival Holds 27th Edition in London

Bristolatino’s editor-in-chief Isaac Norris gives a quick overview of Raindance, an upcoming film festival taking place in London.   London’s largest independent film festival, Raindance, kicks off this week for what is set to be a smashing year, showcasing a carefully-curated selection of trailblazing cinematic ventures. Conveniently situated in the centre of the bustling city, ardent cinephiles […]

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Changing horizons

Travelling opens one’s eyes to new landscapes, traditions and fashions utterly diverse to our own, with Latin America providing a rich plethora of examples. Is widespread western influence, however, slowly but surely deteriorating these cultures? Maeve Ryan gives us her take. When somebody mentions countries such as Peru and Bolivia there are certain images which […]

Amazon Voices

Alborada screened ‘Amazon Voices’, a documentary about oil extraction in the Ecuadorian Amazon and its effect upon indigenous communities, at Goldsmiths, University of London. BristoLatino’s Editor-in-Chief Sophie Foggin was there. Sumak Kawsay, the Kichwa expression for ‘good living’, involves living in harmony within one’s community and taking care of the madre tierra. It is this principle that the indigenous peoples […]

Reflections on a Christmas in Oaxaca

As 2016’s festivities draw to a close, BristoLatino politics editor Cleo Robbie recalls the festive period she spent with a Mexican family last December on her Year Abroad Exactly a year ago, I was in Oaxaca for Christmas. I left for my Year Abroad with no idea who I would spend the festive period with, […]

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