Art & Culture Reviews

A new documentary on the life and work of singer Mercedes Sosa is a must for Latin music lovers, says Elizabeth Mistry.
Starring British comedy actor Nick Frost, a warm-hearted if not warm-blooded salsa comedy; representing more the awkward British take on salsa than its true corazon.
The Hyperactive Argentine spectacle at The Roundhouse until March 2nd
Our very own Cuba aficionado Kerry Ribchester, went to the Day of the Flowers premier to see if all the fuss about the new Latin-infused chic flick, starring Cuba's very own global ballet icon Carlos Acosta, was all it promised. With a one to one with the man himself, the Cuban Ambassador, and the director, it seems she was not disappointed....
Beautiful, affecting and credible, The Courtyard’s production of Blood Wedding does more than justice to Lorca’s sublime play about love at its highest levels of intensity.
It was a gloomy Sunday. The grey sky and all-consuming rain made my bed feel like a toasty heaven, which I was reluctant to leave. However, the anticipation and desire to see first-hand the beautiful gold art work of my ancestors made me jump out of my bed with vigour...
An insight into the world of the great Colombian writer that touches on subjects that everyone can relate to. A beautiful book to read when in between books or when in need of a short term change in literature.
A superbly crafted film exploring the politics of desire and attraction
From the first page you are thrown in to the deep end with magical stories and explanations of what alchemy is, however at no point do you feel out of your depth. Written in third person, the world of a magical adventures and beings is open to the reader, and it is only near the end that the reader realises that this wonderfully created world is the same oasis that we live in.
Joining the Dots (2012) tells the story of Trevor, who lost his sight at the age of 60. Following a period of depression, he found his way out with the help of audiodescription, which also enabled him to rekindle his passion for cinema and theatre.

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