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Exclusive! Mr Mambo Jazz playlist for BristoLatino

Mr. Mambo Jazz, Brazilian DJ and musical researcher with a focus on Latin, Caribbean and African rhythms, made us a playlist and explained the background behind each song – Listen on our mix cloud now!     La Niña Emilia – La Penca -La Pelea es Peleando (1985) This was one of the great songs I […]

Exclusive! Brazilian Wax playlist for BristoLatino

Joe Osborne and Henry Weekes of Brazilian Wax, a radio show and Leeds-based club night, take us on a whistle-stop tour of the fascinating historical and political context of the Brazilian playlist they made for BristoLatino – listen on mix cloud now!   Luxo Só – João Gilberto – Chega De Saudade (1959) – JOE […]

DJ Cigarra: Leading the way for a female-fuelled future

Hailing from Brazil’s hectic yet culturally vibrant megalopolis, São Paulo, Ágatha Barbosa a.k.a Cigarra is a strikingly accomplished individual; a DJ, VJ, producer and events organiser who now resides in Lisbon, a city with a burgeoning musical scene. BristoLatino’s Isaac Norris speaks to the musician about São Paulo’s underground movement, her Tropical Twista Records label, […]

If you haven’t seen ‘The Day I Met El Chapo’, do so now!

In 2015, Mexico’s most famous telenovela actress became embroiled in a politically-charged media storm after meeting with the world’s then ‘most wanted’ criminal, the cartel leader, ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. The 3-part Netflix documentary which tells Kate del Castillo’s version of the story is directed by Castillo herself, and features interviews with her family, friends, lawyers, […]

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 […]

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Chapecoense are fighting back to where they belong

BristoLatino Sports Editor Scott Gordon tells us more about the inspiring story of how Chapecoense recovered and are exceeding all expectations since the dreadful plane crash in November 2016. On the 28th November 2016, Chapecoense (Associação Chapecoense de Futebol) were on their way to Medellín to play in the final of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana against Colombian […]

Kirchner indicted on corruption charges in Argentina

The former Argentinian president, along with two associates, has been formally charged with corruption. BristoLatino’s Joe Brandon reports. Charges were brought yesterday against the ex-president of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner relating to illicit association and fraudulent administration. The case focuses on public works funding allocated to the Santa Cruz region, and involves former planning minister […]

Corrupt-Beyond-Imagination: Elite Squad

Bristolatino’s Film and Theatre editor, Charlotte Custot, takes us down the bloody streets of Rio from a range of viewpoints in the 2007 José Padhila film, Tropa de Elite. I was filled with an overwhelming and unavoidable sensation of unease at the end of the screening of Elite Squad, recognising that nothing could have prepared me emotionally for what […]

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