Interviews

Corina J Poore talks to the director of Argentina’s latest film to wow global audiences, a ferociously honest film that explores the drug-fuelled debauchery of Buenos Aires’ underworld sexual, and ye whose power lies in its humanity.
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Few people thought that Reggaetón - the famous “Dembow” beat with the Latino twist that exploded 15 years ago – would stand the test of time. Yet today almost every big artist, from Shakira and Enrique Iglesias to Drake, Sia and Justin Bieber, relies on that urban Latin sound to make hits. All the...
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Presenting his debut fiction feature at the London Film festival this week, Brazilian/American Director Gage Klinger talks about the film's central themes around the intense experience one can have with a stranger and getting Jim Jarmusch involved as executive producer
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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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Whether as percussionist of choice for the UK’s pop bands (Joe Strummer, The Cure, Kate Bush, Boney M) or bandleader, composer and arranger, timbalero extraordinaire, Roberto Pla, has come to be known as The Godfather of Latin Music in the UK. Celebrating 30 years in London leading his Latin...
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What is the outstanding quality that westerners find so baffling about Cuba’s bounty of world-class artists? From Carlos Acosta to Chucho Valdez, you’ll find a common combination unique to this idiosyncratic Caribbean island – a classical training as rigorous as any Russian maestro underpinned by...
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At the young age of 35, Latino guitar sensation Diego Figueiredo has already recorded 23 albums and played in 60 countries around the world. Hailed by George Benson as “one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life”, the unique interpretation, flawless technique and raw emotion that...
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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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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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It has been a rollercoaster few years for the Grammy award-winning singer, but now Lila Downs is appreciating life more than ever, she tells Elizabeth Mistry
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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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With a recent sold out performance at Cadogan Hall and fans including Mick Jagger and Caetano Veloso, public demand has already booked Ana Moura's return to the Barbican in September. Latinolife talks to Portugal's new sensation and delectable icon of modern Fado.
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Mariana Yegros made her name as ‘La Yegros’, the Argentine artist who mixes the country's forgotten folklore and its passion for cumbia with electronic sounds. Recently at Rich Mix, her magnetic performance clearly showed you don't have to be a tango dancer to dance Argentine. We caught...
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