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Latin America in Bristol

Gam̈a͇ puts a microscope to the sounds of Brazil

Gam̈a͇ is an artist and musician who melds the sounds of Brazil’s cities and natural landscapes to create unique electronic albums. BristoLatino’s Rebecca Wilson reports. Gama is a multidisciplinary Brazilian artist from a metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro. The artist’s androgynous name avoids definition and allows them to play with gender, “although this wasn’t […]

Remembering the Peace Festival

  What does it mean to share stories of the terrible things you have seen and felt? Does remembering keep the pain alive? Should we share our stories or put them behind us? What if other people want you to forget?   These were the first four questions posed to the group of 100 or […]

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. […]

Film Focus: the ‘Neruda’ wild hunt, subverting the Biopic

Following Wednesday’s film screening, BristoLatino’s Film Edior, Joel Dwek, analyses Larraín’s techniques of subverting the biopic to present Chile’s most illustrious figure, Pablo Neruda There are, broadly speaking, two types of biopic (some, of course, don’t fit neatly into either of the following categories, like the offbeat Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There). The first, more […]

Bristol’s own Bomba de Tiempo

On Monday 22nd January, Improvised Groove will launch in Bristol with a free music workshop, exploring the Ritmo y Percusión con Señas (Rhythm and Percussion with signs) technique developed by Buenos Aires group La Bomba de Tiempo. Every Monday in Buenos Aires, 1,000-2,000 people gather in former-factory space Konex to witness percussion group La Bomba […]

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 […]

Latin American Encounter in Bristol

 BristoLatino members Rebecca Wilson and Martha Parsons attended the annual Latin Fair in Bristol, to represent the magazine and savour some of the continent’s tastiest treats. After months of preparation, weeks of rehearsals and a day and night of cooking, the second Latin American Encounters fair was ready for action. People spilled in eager to taste the flavours of the […]

Anyone’s Child Could be a Casualty of the War on Drugs

Anyone’s Child is an international network of families who share personal stories of lost family members or loved ones due to the failures of current drug laws. They campaign for the legalisation of drugs as a preventative measure to end a cycle of similar tragedies. Often demonised in the UK, consumption of illegal narcotics is […]

A Taste of Mexico in Bristol

Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Wilson met up with the masterminds behind ‘La Clandestina’, who bring the authentic taste of Mexico to diners in Bristol, with a social twist. Nidia and Nirvana were reminiscing about their home country over a beer when the realisation kicked in- that this one beer in England would buy you a whole meal in […]