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One of Cuba’s most well-known contemporary artists, Armando Mariño studied in Havana, now lives and works in New York and exhibits all over the world. Now in London showing his large scale works rooted within the stories of migration that many including Cubans have undertaken - enormous and...
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Amaranta Wright enters the world of Ramón Monegal, the legendary Spanish perfumer now celebrating 100 years of a family in fragrance, and emerges transformed.
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In his own words, Pedro Almodóvar offers us clues to the ten themes central to his latest film, Julieta
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Native of San Sebastián (b. 1958) and settled in Madrid, Julio Medem is one of Spain’s most acclaimed directors. Famous for ‘Sex and Lucia’, ‘Lovers of the Arctic Circle’, and also for 'La Pelota Vasca' a film about Basque separatism, he talks about the (very topical) issues of separatism...
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Latin America has its fair share of great authors, but what about the budding authors among London-bred Latino community? London’s Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese communities are well into their second and third generations. Some came here decades ago, as political refugees or economic...
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Artistic creativity has long been one the Latin World’s biggest exports. Beyond music and dance, Latin American and Spanish film, theatre and visual arts, offer their unique perspective on the world. La Clave Fest is celebrating the contribution of Latin-Brit talent to the UK’s vibrant artistic...
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We are used to celebrating the great Latin artists who are brought to exhibit their work in London, but what about the plethora of talent bred or residing in the UK? London’s Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese communities are well into their second and third generations. Some came here decades...
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It’s been a long day of interviews for Ciro Guerra. As director of Embrace of the Serpent, the first Colombian film to be nominated for an Oscar, the film man of the moment is in demand in London, where the film launches this week. Ciro took a few minutes to talk to Latinolife about the film and...
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Although present in many different Brazilian cities, pixação (often spelt ‘pichação in official accounts) is most closely identified with São Paulo. In this ‘city of walls’, pixação is everywhere. No building or wall is inaccessible to the spray cans or the latex paint of the pixadores, who treat...
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Despite it taking place over 6,000 miles away, London is gearing up for the 2016 Olympics as if we were hosting it here. What we spent on partying in the great summer of 2012 we are now preparing to shell out on summer parties and caipirinhas!
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Bringing real life British and Argentine veterans of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War to the stages of London and Brighton, Lola Arias is soon to create a ground-breaking theatrical experience. Latinolife talks exclusively to this talented young Argentine theatre director about bringing such a...
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Many an author and musician have fallen to the seductions of the Latin Caribbean’s most intriguing island and bestselling author Rosanna Ley is no exception. Her latest novel Last Dance in Havana takes readers to the dusty dance floors of Cuba for a tale of romance and adventure. Here she describes...
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