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Latin America in Bristol

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 […]

Beatriz Gonzalez: the Colombian Pop Art history painter

Beatriz González is a painter, sculptor and art historian who is lauded as one of the first modern Colombian artists. Her work undeniably has the same energy as Pop Art, questioning the divides between high and low art by taking inspiration from tabloid articles, recreating European classical paintings with an eccentric colour palette, and using […]

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 […]