Let's talk Latin America

Latin America

VIA ARTS PRIZE: Call for entries now open!

The VIA Arts Prize, the UK’s only Ibero-American themed visual arts competition, invites artists to create works inspired by Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese arts and cultures. The prize is organised by the Association of Cultural Attachés of Latin America, Spain and Portugal (ACALASP) with support from  People’s Palace Projects and Instituto Cervantes. BristoLatino’s Helen Brown discusses the […]

Sexuality and sisterhood in CASA Festival’s LADYLIKE

CASA festival, London’s festival of Latin American Arts, opened last Tuesday at Dalston’s Arcola Theatre with Ella Mesma company’s dance show ‘LADYLIKE’, and Brazilian theatre piece ‘Unfamiliar’, both followed by the all-female mariachi band, Las Adelitas. The dance performance explored sisterhood, softness, sanity and sexuality through a range of different dance styles, Latin music, and theatre. […]

The politics of avocado production in Chile and Mexico

BristoLatino’s Lara Bodger explores the environmental and political consequences of avocado production in two producer countries, Mexico and Chile. Avocado on toast is a dietary staple for me, much like other stereotypical millennials. That being said, I try and limit my consumption due to the environmental implications of enjoying a fruit that comes from the other […]

Latin American Women in the music industry at London’s FLAWA festival

FLAWA festival seeks to promote the visibility of Latin American women in the UK arts scene and beyond. Last week at FLAWA’s panel discussion, the spotlight was on women in the music industry. BristoLatino’s Rebecca Wilson reports. Female Latin American musicians are underrepresented in the UK. This was the first statement made at FLAWA‘s Women in Music […]

FLAWA: A Brand New Arts Festival Celebrating Latin American Women comes to London

This May, London will host its first ever festival celebrating the talents of Latin American women in film, music, literature and art. Running from the 15th-19th of May, FLAWA will be a jam-packed weekend of carefully-curated events held in unique venues across London, such as the 18thcentury renovated cinema Rich Mix and the live music venue […]

Niña Errante (Wandering Girl) to open Cartagena’s FICCI film festival

After winning the Golden Wolf for Best Film at its world premiere in Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Rubén Mendoza’s 2018 feature, Niña Errante (Wandering Girl) will open FICCI, Colombia’s international film festival in historic Cartagena de Indias tomorrow. Here’s what to expect from the Colombian director and what other treats to keep an eye […]

Exclusive! Brazilian Wax’s best albums of 2018

Joe Osborne of DJ duo Brazilian Wax, who run a radio show and club night touring from Leeds to Bristol and beyond, talks us through his top Brazilian albums of 2018. Listen on Spotify now!   10. Juliano Gauche – Afastamento  The guitar tone at 2:25 on Longe, Enfim is enough for this album to […]

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 […]

ART FOCUS: JUAN RULFO PHOTOGRAPHY

Juan Rulfo was one of the most important Mexican authors of the 20th century, despite publishing only three books. BristoLatino’s editor-in-chief Helen Brown looks at his lesser-known career as a photographer, documenting the people, landscape and architecture of rural Mexico and Mexico City.   Juan Rulfo was born in 1917 in Jalisco, and in the early years of […]