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Bogotá

Bogotá, more than just a layover

An insight into the capital of Colombia: a vibrant and energetic city surrounded by the Andes mountains with much more to offer than it seems. 3rd Year Bristol Student Emily Cohen tells us more. Whilst travelling around beautiful Colombia and speaking to other tourists, I discovered that most had only visited Bogotá for a few hours, whilst […]

Art Focus: Life is an illusion

Bristolatino editor, Rebecca Wilson, meets up with artist, Daniel Liév, in his Bogotá workshop to discuss illustration and illusion. “Art isn’t easy. Illustration is harder, with creators asked by their commercial clients to interpret, conceive, make, convey, enlighten, provoke and, in some cases, transform the viewers… all under tight deadlines with reduced budgets”, explain AI-AP […]

Music and Politics from London to Bogotá

BristoLatino Music Editor, Rebecca Wilson, sat down with DJ Cal Jader in Bogotá, Colombia, to discuss Movimientos Records – a fusion of music and politics DJ Cal Jader, a.k.a. Callum Simpson of Movimientos Records, returns to Bogotá after 10 years delving into Colombian rhythms and collaborating with Colombian acts. A decade prior, he was here on a delegation of […]

Music focus: ZYDERAL

Music editor Rebecca Wilson introduces alternative Latin American power pop duo, ZYDERAL, to our repertoire. ZYDERAL are the Argentine-Colombian electronic power duo, hailing from Bogotá. The act is composed of partners-in-crime Delfina Dib: Argentinian singer and songwriter, and Camilo Zúñiga [ZIAH]: Colombian producer, composer and DJ. They have just launched their 9-track album, ‘Elemental’: an assemblage of trip-hop, […]

Colombians in Bristol Fight for Peace

Two Colombian musicians living in Bristol, Han Luis Cera and José Barco, give their opinion on fighting for peace in their country from the other side of the world. Rebecca Wilson reports. After the referendum 2nd October, the Colombian population has been separated almost completely down the middle, due to divisive political tactics from both the ‘Sí’ […]

Watching Narcos…in Colombia

Bogotá resident Sophie Foggin reveals what Colombians make of the much talked-about series Narcos. Sophie is currently interning at El Tiempo, Colombia’s top-selling newspaper. “Are you watching Narcos on Netflix?”. This is one of the most frequently asked questions from my friends at home.“Of course I am,” I tell them. What they don’t know, however, is […]

Photo focus: Bogotá by Samuel Aranda

Anybody who has travelled to Colombia will have undoubtedly spent some time in the country’s capital, Bogotá. It is expected that the transient tourist will not see all the diverse layers of the city, as the Lonely Planet checklist is dutifully abided by. However, even for those staying longer, it is difficult to scratch the surface of the […]

Getting expats moving

BristoLatino joint editor-in-chief Rosanna West tells us how one Bogotá-based dance school opened her up to salsa. In an empty office on the busy Calle 85 in Colombia’s capital Bogotá, salsa teacher Jorge Orozco is demonstrating the art of what an English gentleman might describe as hip wiggling to two curious English girls. During the economic boom […]

An insider guide to Colombian cuisine

Bristolatino joint editor-in-chief Rosanna West gives us the low-down on what to eat and drink in Colombia. Colombian cuisine is sadly not as widely known as that of other Latin American nations such as Peruvian and Brazilian. However, its diversity is quite exceptional. The country’s cooking varies quite dramatically between its many distinct regions, offering a wide selection […]