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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 […]

Beatriz Gonzalez: the Colombian Pop Art history painter

Beatriz González is a painter, sculptor and art historian who is lauded as one of the first modern Colombian artists. Her work undeniably has the same energy as Pop Art, questioning the divides between high and low art by taking inspiration from tabloid articles, recreating European classical paintings with an eccentric colour palette, and using […]

Election tremors, but Colombia’s peace rolls on

  BristoLatino political editor, Hermione Greenhalgh, spoke to the Colombian Ambassador to the UK about the presidential elections.   Today (Sunday 27 May) Colombia will pick its new President. With the peace process between the state and the FARC underway, these elections will be the first in living memory that have not occurred against a […]

Linn da Quebrada celebrates Brazil’s queer community

Linn da Quebrada is a black trans singer and rapper from the favelas of São Paulo making a rare kind of political dance music in which fundamental messages are not sacrificed for catchy hooks. Quebrada describes herself as a ‘gender terrorist’ who condemns the machista values of her culture, whilst creating a space for the […]

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 […]

From the Archives...

Eyes that feel: ‘blind’ photography in Mexico

“It’s all in the mind, and my mind is beautiful” Maritza González is a visually impaired photographer, a ‘blind photographer’ if you may. Although upon hearing the term ‘blind photography’ one immediately thinks oxymoron, surely?  If, as photographer India Rose Farman advised me, you perceive the camera as an extension of the body, or if you […]

Brits Abroad

BristoLatino sports editor Joe Brandon asks members of the recently formed No Hablo Español Modern Languages football team how it feels to be an hincha. With the chance to study languages at the University of Bristol comes the chance to travel to the far reaches of the world, including the continent of South America. Those lucky enough to land […]

Ana Carolina Fernandes gives a voice to the voiceless

Ana Carolina Fernandes has a truly unique, sublime ability to capture the bare and brutal core of what she documents; be it at protests, in favelas, or in transvestite communities. On a breezy Thursday morning, over coffee, Isaac Norris had the pleasure to chat with Ana, an acclaimed Brazilian photographer from Rio de Janeiro who spoke […]

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