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Gam̈a͇ puts a microscope to the sounds of Brazil

Gam̈a͇ is an artist and musician who melds the sounds of Brazil’s cities and natural landscapes to create unique electronic albums. BristoLatino’s Rebecca Wilson reports. Gama is a multidisciplinary Brazilian artist from a metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro. The artist’s androgynous name avoids definition and allows them to play with gender, “although this wasn’t […]

Nickodemus releases new album feat. Femina and Carol C.

Nickodemus, the veteran DJ and producer hailing from NYC, releases eclectic new album ‘A Long Engagement’. We catch up with the artist to discuss the album and two special tracks featuring Argentine trio Femina and Dominicana Carol C. Rebecca Wilson reports.   Nickodemus (pronounced neeka-deemus) is well-known for his many remixes for artists including Bob […]

Venezuela’s ‘vertical slum’ offers communion amidst austerity

How did the Centro Financiero Confinanzas skyscraper in downtown Caracas become “the Tower of David”, the world’s tallest squat? Isaac Norris explores the human significance of the building. Ranked the least safe country in the world, where just 12% of citizens feel secure enough to walk alone at night and a lowly 14% have confidence in […]

This month we’re reading….The Book of Emma Reyes

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the modern works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Theatre Editor Helen Brown is taken with Emma Reyes’ autobiographical […]

Sonic adventures to Malphino

Malphino take you on a tropical adventure from this 4th May… Malphino are an ‘outer-national’, mystical band who offer a uniquely Asian-influenced hypnotic cumbia. Based in London, the collective is made up of diaspora musicians and visual artists. Their debut album, ‘Visit Malphino’ will be released this 4th May and will take us on a […]

Remembering the Peace Festival

  What does it mean to share stories of the terrible things you have seen and felt? Does remembering keep the pain alive? Should we share our stories or put them behind us? What if other people want you to forget?   These were the first four questions posed to the group of 100 or […]

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Nailah Dolls, a subtly social movement

BristoLatino editor, Rebecca Wilson visited the women behind Nailah, who make very special material dolls in Bogotá for clients all over the world. I found myself in a cosy, incensed apartment overlooking the mountains, with sloped buildings poking up through the twilight scene. Marta was a hippie in the sixties, which explains the incense. She is […]

Music and Politics from London to Bogotá

BristoLatino Music Editor, Rebecca Wilson, sat down with DJ Cal Jader in Bogotá, Colombia, to discuss Movimientos Records – a fusion of music and politics DJ Cal Jader, a.k.a. Callum Simpson of Movimientos Records, returns to Bogotá after 10 years delving into Colombian rhythms and collaborating with Colombian acts. A decade prior, he was here on a delegation of […]

How to end the war on drugs: stories from the front-line in Mexico

Callum Smith talks us through the Anyone’s Child event this Wednesday 11th April at The Arts House on Stokes Croft: ‘How to End Mexico’s Drug War’.   ‘The conflict for control of the drugs trade in Mexico has become increasingly violent in recent years. Anyone’s Child Mexico provides the opportunity to listen to the stories from […]

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