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JSCA releases new track and video for “María”, an ode to Colombia

“Maria”, the fresh track from new voice of South London, JSCA, is an R&B/soul devotion to all-encompassing love, and an ode to Colombia. This track follows her debut “Carousel”, a neo-soul crooner with sunny congas and sweet soulful harmonies reminiscent of Charlotte Dos Santos, Fatima and Mahalia. JSCA’s voice is strong and distinct on ‘María’, […]

Film Focus: Breakwater

BristoLatino’s Rupert Comer comments on Cris Lyra’s Breakwater, a powerfully poignant Brazilian film exploring the power of friendship and sexuality. Cris Lyra’s short Breakwater (2019) paints an intimate portrait of a group of young lesbians from São Paulo, who travel to a remote beach to celebrate the New Year. Through a series of conversations taking place as […]

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 […]

From the Archives...

Truth and Memory in Peru: A Conversation with Jesús Cossio

Alexander Hill speaks to Peruvian comic book artist Jesús Cossio. The artist sheds light on his work which documents Peru’s bloody recent history.  17 May 1980 marked the start of the bloodiest war in Peruvian history. It was an internal conflict in which 69,280 Peruvians lost their lives as victims of extrajudicial killings, disappearances, torture, massacres, and […]

Ana Vallejo’s photography humanises Bogotá’s illegal settlements

Ana Vallejo is a Colombian photographer based in Bogotá. Her project, Entre Nubes, focuses on San Germán, a makeshift neighbourhood in a National Park on the outskirts of Bogotá, where people internally displaced from various conflicts around Colombia have settled after finding themselves unable to find housing in the capital. BristoLatino’s editor-in-chief, Helen Brown, interviewed Ana […]

Brazil, football’s phoenix from the ashes

BristoLatino sports editor Jamie Vaughan Johnson takes a look at the meteoric recovery of the Brazilian national football team since their world cup humiliation in 2014, in part thanks to the new and inspiring head coach The last time Brazil’s national football team (the Seleção) won six world cup qualifiers in a row, it went […]