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Photography collective document life during covid-19 in Latin America

BristoLatino editor-in-chief Isaac Norris reports on Covid Latam, the collective Latin American photography project documenting how coronavirus is affecting Latin America. Covid Latam is made up of a powerhouse group of 18 photographers – 9 men and 9 women – covering 13 countries: Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Guatemala, Costa Rica, […]

The Mysticism and Discontent of Easter Island

 Every week we will be sharing one of the pieces from our first ever print magazine which discusses all things Latin America! We hope you become inspired to read and learn more about this fascinating region of the world. This week, Edie Essex Barrett writes about her time visiting Easter Island, a remote volcanic island located off the […]

Latin-run businesses adapt to life under lockdown

Coronavirus has taken the world by storm, affecting employment, income, health services, and just about every aspect of our lives. Here you can find up-to-date information about how Latin-run businesses, organisations and initiatives in both Bristol and London have been affected by lockdown and how they are adapting to these extraordinary times. Bristol Zero waste […]

The Nomadic Sound of Chico Sonido

 Every week we will be sharing one of the pieces from our first ever print magazine which discusses all things Latin America! We hope you become inspired to read and learn more about this fascinating region of the world. Here is the eighth article from Alfred Davies about the Monterrey-born reggaeton artist Chico Sonido.    With bass-heavy beats, sexually […]

Riffy synth-pop band Armenia opens its inbox to fans and launches new remixes EP

 Colombian indie band Armenia have been super active in the ‘cuarentena total’: the single “Ay, Corazón (Silencio)” was released on March 27, they’ve curated a quarantine playlist on Spotify, they’ve opened their inbox to fans and are set to launch an EP of remixes next month. Rebecca Wilson catches up with band leader, lead singer […]

“Sobre agua vivimos”: An Art Project Seeking to Fight Exclusion in the Outskirts of Mexico City

Every week we will be sharing one of the pieces from our first ever print magazine which discusses all things Latin America! We hope you become inspired to read and learn more about this fascinating region of the world. The seventh piece is an audio-visual project by Xavier Tapia which seeks to fight exclusion in the outskirts of […]

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Un descanso poderoso: new BristoLatino lockdown mix

“Nos sembraron miedo, nos crecieron alas” — They sowed fear in us and we grew wings. Vivir Quintana ft. El Palomar, from ‘Canción Sin Miedo’   Un descanso poderoso is a powerful mix of percussive tropical pop and electronic sounds, folk resistance and twisted traditional tunes from Latin America and the diaspora, aimed at gifting […]

Film focus: Living Stars

An amusing, endearing and joyous insight into Argentinians- and every one of us that has ever shamlessly danced in front of our webcams. Sophie Wall  Living Stars, which premiered at Sundance 2014 and continues to feature at festivals, is the latest work by celebrated Argentinian directing duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat. The concept is […]

What legacy has the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster left Brazil?

One year on from Brazil’s worst ever environmental tragedy, BristoLatino editor Will May analyses its consequences and the Brazilian government’s (lack of) reaction. At 3.45pm on 5th November 2015, an enormous tailings dam burst in the mining district of Mariana, Brazil, releasing 60 million cubic meters of toxic brown slurry that engulfed surrounding farmland and villages. 17 […]