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Birds of Passage: an engagingly educational gangster affair

Maximilian Gibson comments on Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s Birds of Passage on the day of its release in UK cinemas and online. A film very different from their Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent, will it receive the same praise and how will Brits interpret this recognisable tale?   Birds of Passage offers at points an engaging exploration […]

A Soulful Evening with Carla Morrison

Elias Ephron reviews the Mexican alternative indie artist and Latin Grammy winning musician Carla Morrison’s recent intimate Bristol Show. The Mexican singer Carla Morrison’s May 3rd Concert at The Station was – in a word – angelic. With that I refer not just to the singer’s vocals, which enveloped the small space in a cloud […]

This month we’re reading… Short Walks from Bogotá

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 works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Tilly Compton delves into Tom Feiling’s enthralling journey through Colombia’s […]

HOW ONE FESTIVAL IS REVOLUTIONISING THE PERIPHERIES OF SÃO PAULO

Bristolatino’s Literature Editor Isaac Norris writes about an exciting new comic event in São Paulo which he went to on Sunday and what it means for the people.   Brazil’s cultural capital, São Paulo, inaugurated its first-ever comic festival in the peripheries on Sunday. Located in Capão Redondo, one of the most notoriously violent areas of […]

FLAWA: A Brand New Arts Festival Celebrating Latin American Women comes to London

This May, London will host its first ever festival celebrating the talents of Latin American women in film, music, literature and art. Running from the 15th-19th of May, FLAWA will be a jam-packed weekend of carefully-curated events held in unique venues across London, such as the 18thcentury renovated cinema Rich Mix and the live music venue […]

Niña Errante (Wandering Girl) to open Cartagena’s FICCI film festival

After winning the Golden Wolf for Best Film at its world premiere in Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Rubén Mendoza’s 2018 feature, Niña Errante (Wandering Girl) will open FICCI, Colombia’s international film festival in historic Cartagena de Indias tomorrow. Here’s what to expect from the Colombian director and what other treats to keep an eye […]

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Meet X Planet: Bristolatino’s favourite Anglo-Cuban duo

Bristolatino’s Music editor and joint Editor-in-Chief Phoebe Hopson tells us why X Planet’s first album Xistence is on her most-played tracklist. When the group performed at Bristol University’s Semana Cultural over a year ago, we were all impressed by the music, but also inspired by the unique story behind this Anglo-Cuban partnership. Every year Bristol University’s Semana Cultural puts on a diverse programme […]

Can Westerners meaningfully engage with Ayuhuasca?

Mexican-Israeli mastermind, Adam Andros Aronovich, lives in the Peruvian Amazon and works as a research coordinator for the Chaikuni Institute and the Temple of the Way of Light. He is an active member of the Medical Anthropology Research Center in Catalunya and has written for various publications around the world. This is an abbreviated version of his original article […]

Pasitos Spanish School for Children in Bristol

Edie Essex Barrett met up with Natalia Lyes, the founder of Bristol’s Pasitos Spanish for your Children. Pasitos (Little Steps) Spanish school began in 2013 and runs every Saturday in Horfield Primary School from 10.30am to 1.30pm. The classes are for children aged 3 to 11 but parents are welcome to stay and watch. ‘Parents are […]

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