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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 […]

Fundación Casa Wabi: Creating Dialogue through Art

Fundación Casa Wabi, a non-profit organisation located in the heart of Oaxaca, seeks to enrich the lives of its local communities by connecting them to international artists, opening up a space for communication and interaction. Founded on the philosophy of Wabi-sabi, Casi Wabi encourages its residents to question humanity’s relentless pursuit of perfection and rather […]

This Mexico City café was the favourite haunt of Latin America’s biggest icons

Founded in 1952, Café La Habana is best known as the place where Fidel Castro and Ché Guevara planned the Cuban Revolution. Colombia’s Gabriel García Márquez, arguably Latin America’s greatest ever author, used to visit and is said to have written part of his magic realism masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude, there, while Mexican […]

Album of the Month: ‘Pies sobre la Tierra’ by Mabe Fratti

Every month we will be selecting an album of the month from Latin America, one that we think you should listen to! This month our music editor Lily Stroud chose the Guatemalan cellist Mabe Fratti.    Guatemalan cellist Mabe Fratti released her first full-length LP ‘Pies Sobre La Tierra’ earlier this year through Hole Records, an […]

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 […]

Raindance Film Festival Holds 27th Edition in London

Bristolatino’s editor-in-chief Isaac Norris gives a quick overview of Raindance, an upcoming film festival taking place in London.   London’s largest independent film festival, Raindance, kicks off this week for what is set to be a smashing year, showcasing a carefully-curated selection of trailblazing cinematic ventures. Conveniently situated in the centre of the bustling city, ardent cinephiles […]

Mexican artist David Álvarez captures the night

Mexican illustrator David Álvarez makes hand-drawn illustrations that combine breathtaking technical skill with creativity and humour. BristoLatino’s editor-in-chief Helen Brown interviews  Álvarez about Mesoamerican mythology, the moon, and his creative process.   In Noche Antigua (Ancient Night), Álvarez illustrates a Mesoamerican myth explaining the phases of the moon. Each night a dutiful rabbit fills the moon with […]

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 […]

Mesmerizing soundscapes at MUTEK México 2018

Bristolatino’s Literature Editor Isaac Norris attended this year’s edition of MUTEK México (19-25 Nov), an annual music festival held in the sprawling capital city. MUTEK festival is the biggest platform for innovative audiovisual experiences in Mexico. Over the past 15 years its devoted team of organizers have created an impeccable line-up year after year, always discovering unique venues […]