Interviews

Bomba Estéreo has paid its ‘derecho de piso’ and proved that it’s not just another ‘alternative’ Latin band adding funk beats to folklore. With a 20 year trajectory writing and producing innovative songs, founder and bassist of one of Colombia’s most successful bands, Simón Mejía, talks to...
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Elizabeth Mistry hears how the Colombian super-bard has put aside his Camisa Negra for a spaceman's helmet.
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From his lyrics that verge on magical realism, to his intensely sensual melodies, the undecipherable enigma that is Juan Luis Guerra has defined a generation who have danced to his music and dreamed his dreams. Latino Life steals an exclusive moment with the Dominican hero and one of Latin America...
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One of the most popular shows of one of the most popular dance genres, Tango, comes again to Sadlers Wells this summer. Corina Poore talks to famed Argentine choreographer Diego Romay about the history of tango and his show Tanguera.
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Back in 2005, Daddy Yankee became the only Reggaetón artist ever to chart in the UK, with 'Gasolina' at #4. Now the same artist has again hit the spot and broken another record with his current song ‘Despacito,’ featuring Luis Fonsi, which is now the longest reigning foreign language...
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Amy Draper is a bold, young theatre director whose innovative production 'These Trees are made of Blood' – a musical cabaret about the estimated 30,000 people murdered by Argentina’s dictatorship (1976-1983) who then pretended they never existed - has raised eyebrows, generated applause,...
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Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have calved a place as one of Latin America’s most successful rock bands, thanks to a unique and ever-mutating style - a concept, they say they copied from The Clash. Latino Life talks to Vicentico and Sergio Rotman of LFC, who created hits such as 'Matador' about...
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Ever wondered what it’s like to be a football icon? Latinolife talks to four World Cup legends of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese football about their life and passions, before they play against each other for their countries in a six-a-side superstars tournament this July.
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Gwen Burnyeat, the producer and co-director of the documentary Chocolate of Peace talks about the ‘persistence’ in peace-building, considering that Colombia is now both implementing the peace agreement with FARC and starting peace negotiations with its second largest guerrilla group, the ELN (...
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New York-based playwright Caridad Svich has created a fascinating body of plays, picking up some of the most prestigious awards in the process. In the UK to give a Masterclass on Writing for Stage and Screen at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama at Swiss Cottage, and for a reading of her...
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Many people struggle for years to get their films recognized and some have success thrust upon them when they do not expect it… as in the case of young Spanish director JONATHAN CENZUAL BURLEY. A natural story teller, Cenzual has now made two remarkable films that have both picked up awards for...
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Lina Tur Bonet, Baroque violinist and somewhat of a classic superstar, talks to Latinolife about music video, are collaborations and other crazy projects that are stretching the boundaries and opening possibilities for Baroque music.
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Fernando Montaño, the Royal Ballet's first ever Colombian soloist, has moved mountains and overcome obstacles to achieve his success as dancer, model and TV personality. He talks to Latinolife ahead of a very busy schedule outside his Royal Ballet commitments, which include a charity...
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