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Latin America in Bristol

Ariwo: exploring the fusion of electronic and Afro-Cuban sounds

In celebration of their fourth birthday, on Saturday 29th September Bristol-based Worm Disco Club collaborated with Manana//Cuba to transform Bedminster venue Fiddlers and to bless Bristol with a night of musical mastery. Bristolatino’s Chloe Budd reports.   The evening opened with Bristol’s own 8-piece instrumental group Tezeta, hailing from local musical collective ‘Bloom’. Taking their […]

Redefining Dancehall With Lei Di Dai

Last week Bristol was blessed with its first Love Carnival, an event run by Movimientos, a London-based events company and record label, with Lei Di Dai, the Brazilian Queen of Dancehall, headlining. BristoLatino’s Zara Huband reports.   Love Carnival celebrates Tropical, Afro, Brazilian styles and is usually held in South London’s Bussey Building. Bristolatino spoke […]

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 […]

This month we’re reading…Reinaldo Arenas

Every month, we tell you which Latin American authors 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, Literature Editor Isaac Norris writes about Reinaldo Arenas, an LGBT […]

From Colombia to South India with Indian Man’s Cumbia de Konnokal

Hailing from Punjab is Bristol based DJ and producer Indian Man. Tiffany Ip chatted to him about his new single, Cumbia De Konnokal, which blends the sounds of Colombian cumbia with South Indian konnokal and jazz influences. Indian Man’s style bending music is not only a reflection of his overall independent spirit but also of his desire […]

‘This is Peru’ screening of six short films shows the many facets of Peruvian life

Rebecca wilson reports on This is Peru, Bush House’s screening of six award-winning Peruvian short films. Patricio Guzmán, one of Latin America’s most famous documentalists once said, “un país sin cine documental es como una familia sin álbum de fotografías” — “A country without documentary film is like a family with no photo albums”. This […]

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 […]

Feminisms in Translation workshop with Feminist Archive South

Millie Corp and Rebecca Wilson attended the Feminist Archive South’s ‘Translating Latin American Feminisms’ workshop this Tuesday 5th June. On Tuesday 5th June, the Feminist Archive South held a workshop in Special Collections at the ASS Library, University of Bristol. Gathered by Ellie O’Connell, Masters student and Education Co-Ordinator at FAS, and Dr. Katie Brown, Translation […]