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Latin America in Bristol

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 […]

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 […]