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Latin America in Bristol

Formula Secreta: A Meditation through Music and Philosophy

Toby Feldman, Sports Editor for Bristolatino, sits down with dear friend José Luis Rangel to talk about his podcast/cultural revolution, Formula Secreta. A few small tips before you listen: -Find a quiet, comfortable place. -Try to ensure you have good headphones that will block out all the hustle and bustle around you- you will want […]

Copa Libertadores Final: Return of the Fat Lady.

First things first, apologies for the delay in providing you with this write up of the dramatic Copa Libertadores Final that took place on Saturday. Fortunately, the Flamengo twitter machine has been, hmm, busy ever since, letting the world know that Flamengo, and indeed, Brazil, are the Champions of Latin America. Onto the more formal […]

BRISTOL STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH CHILE

Bristolatino stood in solidarity today with the Chilean people. The following text is a statement written by the Asamblea de Chilenxs, an organisation created by Chilean workers, students and academics living in Bristol. They were giving them out during the demonstration today, spreading the word about the current social movement which has exploded across the country.    Currently Chile is living […]

‘Monos’ Film Review: A Chilling Colombian Tale of Conflict

Colombia continues its wave of outstanding film productions (Embrace of the Serpent, Birds of Passage) with Alejandro Landes’ MONOS, winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award at Sundance 2019 and Best Film at London Film Festival. BristoLatino’s Rebecca Wilson reports.   Monos sends shockwaves. It’s a film to revel in on the screen […]

Demystifying the game of the century: Boca Juniors vs River Plate

On the 23rd of October, at 01:30h, the greatest game of football earth has to offer takes place. Read on to find out a bit more about what happened the last time Boca Juniors played River Plate and what you can expect this time round.    Uruguay winning the first World Cup in 1938, the Maracanazo […]

Bristol gets a taste of Latin American cuisine

Last weekend was the annual Latin American Encounters event here in Bristol, an action-packed day showcasing the cultural diversity of Latin American. Bristolatino’s Isobel Vasey went along to try some of the tasty food!   This weekend saw the return of the annual Latin American Encounter event, a joint celebration of food, music and culture from across […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]