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Rebecca Wilson

Sonic adventures to Malphino

Malphino take you on a tropical adventure from this 4th May… Malphino are an ‘outer-national’, mystical band who offer a uniquely Asian-influenced hypnotic cumbia. Based in London, the collective is made up of diaspora musicians and visual artists. Their debut album, ‘Visit Malphino’ will be released this 4th May and will take us on a […]

Anyone’s Child Mexico launches in Bristol

  The team behind the Anyone’s Child i-documentary invited the public to learn about their campaign at its Bristol launch last Wednesday 11th April at the Art’s House, Stokes Croft. Rebecca Wilson reports.   The concept Every one of the 150,000 people who have died due to the drug war since 2006 is somebody’s child. […]

Héctor Álvarez snapshots familiar, foreign and fictional environments

Héctor Álvarez has been a photographer for 10 years, studying Still Photography at the SICA in Argentina and Direction of Photography in the National School of Cinema in his native Colombia and proceeding to work on several films, short films and television series as a still photographer as well as working as Director of Photography […]

Lizbeth Román’s ‘Bolero Saltarín’

El bolero saltarín (the Jumping Bolero) is the new single from Lizbeth Román and the Duendes Invisibles. The track features on the first album, La otra ruta live at New York, which was recorded over a series of concerts in NY in 2016 and restored and mastered by Néstor Salomón. BristoLatino Editor-in-Chief, Rebecca Wilson, caught […]

BristoLatino’s best latin albums of 2017

Sadly, the Bogotá-based modern salsa collective released their self-titled ‘Salsangroove’ just before the new year, so we can’t add their invigorating disc to this list. If you haven’t heard it, carambas, make sure you do. We loved ÌFÉ’s debut but thought we’d make space for other favourites having focussed on this album earlier in 2017. […]

Wonder-Makers We Are, by Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes

In 1992, writer, publisher and teacher, Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes, left Chile for the UK. She is an academic specialising in Sociology and Women’s Studies. BristoLatino Editor-in-Chief, Rebecca Wilson, heard Rivera-Fuentes read her poem, ‘Maravilladoras Somos’ at the Latin America Conference 2017 in London.   “Escribo poesía porque es vida y está en mi sangre. Pienso y siento que […]

Domestic violence, reverse racism and female healing in Lido Pimienta’s ‘La Papessa’.

BristoLatino Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Wilson discusses Lido Pimienta’s music, and the harsh backlash against her following an incident at a Halifax show in October.   In September this year, BristoLatino favourite Lido Pimienta won Canada’s most important music award, the Polaris Prize. The Colombian artist’s influences come not only from Afro-Colombian rhythms and melodies, but from the […]

Art and peacebuilding in Colombia

Marion CHUNIAUD is a Parisienne currently living and studying in Montreal. Besides the artistic community work she does with the aims of social transformation and social cohesion, she is a researcher in International and Intercultural Communications. Marion spent six months in Colombia researching the role of art in social cohesion, female empowerment and peacebuilding, in […]

A courageous new release from Nathy Peluso

Rebecca Wilson discusses Argentine musician Nathy Peluso’s new single. Nathy Peluso continues to turn heads with her fresh, distinct and original style. Her newest track, ‘CORASHE’, featuring raw vocals and minimal production is simple but ballsy, and her signature lazy Argentine-flared accent takes the intimate focus on the vocals to a daring place where her […]