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Music Focus: A Conversation with La Perla

Last week the all-female Colombian trio La Perla treated Bristol to a lively upbeat night of cumbia and Caribbean rhythms. We asked them a few questions about their sounds and the music industry in Colombia.    What inspires you to create music influenced by Colombian culture? Music is a very powerful tool because it allows […]

INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK #1: GUSTAVO MINAS

Every week we will be sharing an inspirational figure from Latin America, someone who we think you deserve to know about. Our aim is to spread the creativity and passion for their subject and hopefully inspire you as well ! This week we chose the Brazilian photographer Gustavo Minas.    Gustavo was born in Minais Gerais, […]

The politics of avocado production in Chile and Mexico

BristoLatino’s Lara Bodger explores the environmental and political consequences of avocado production in two producer countries, Mexico and Chile. Avocado on toast is a dietary staple for me, much like other stereotypical millennials. That being said, I try and limit my consumption due to the environmental implications of enjoying a fruit that comes from the other […]

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 […]

Exclusive! Brazilian Wax’s best albums of 2018

Joe Osborne of DJ duo Brazilian Wax, who run a radio show and club night touring from Leeds to Bristol and beyond, talks us through his top Brazilian albums of 2018. Listen on Spotify now!   10. Juliano Gauche – Afastamento  The guitar tone at 2:25 on Longe, Enfim is enough for this album to […]

Delicias de Alicia: Teaching the value of good nutrition in Argentina

Delicias de Alicia is a social project that travels to impoverished communities throughout Buenos Aires and teaches healthy vegetarian recipes, with the aim of tackling widespread poor nutrition. BristoLatino’s Isobel Vasey reports. Buenos Aires is a vibrant and ever evolving city, home to a diverse and exciting culinary scene. Walking through the barrios of Palermo […]

Playing for the Peruvian national cricket team

Our sports editor James Williams tells of his experience representing the Peruvian national cricket team on his year abroad, and weighs up the dangers of promoting colonial sports in Latin America. Waiting to walk on and represent the Peruvian national cricket team in Bogotá, I admittedly felt a little smug. However, as I glanced around at my […]

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 […]