Interviews

At a time when Shakira, Carlos Vives, J Balvin and Maluma are some of the hottest artists in the planet, it is easy to forget that it was an indigenous folklore singer who kicked the global door open for Colombian artists. Totó La Momposina was known worldwide long before today’s Colombian...
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With 1.5 billion YouTube views, a 3x platinum debut album in Mexico and a second album premiering at #1 all over Latin America and several Grammys, what makes Jesse and Joy one of Latin America's biggest emerging acts? As they prepare to release their first dual language album in the UK, the...
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Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa has worked with top dance companies across the globe – and yet she says there is something special about Danza Contemporánea de Cuba. Which is why she’s delighted that the Havana-based company is now bringing her work 'Reversible' to the UK on a...
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Famed for the excellence and innovation that it attracts, The London International Mime festival brings 17 companies specialising in everything from puppetry, physical and circus theatre, live art, mask, movement and object theatre, to five venues across London. Among them is the notable Spanish...
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Gabriela Garcia, the Mexican actress currently starring in the London musical In The Heights talks theatre, tacos and Trump with Elizabeth Mistry
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Inaugurated this month, an exciting new mural by Argentine artist Patricio Forrester has been unveiled on a large wall in the Deptford Arena on the New Cross Road. Forrester has lived in the area for many years, and is very well known for his landmark murals in Deptford, New Cross and Telegraph...
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Chilean-born Alex Vargas, a multidisciplinary and multifaceted artist resing in London. A the age of nine, Alex joined a troupe of clowns performing on television in his native Santiago of Chile, and then went on to study Fine Arts in Chile and Barcelona, Spain where he lived for a decade painting...
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Los Amigos Invisibles is arguably the most globally recognized music act from Venezuela since Oscar D'Leon (the Salsa legend on their new album). Breaking onto the international scene on David Byrne’s (Talking Heads) Luakabop label, the Grammy-winning mix of Funk, Venezuelan dance music and a...
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Patient, which had its British Premiere in the ‘Debate’ section of the 60th London Film festival, is a sensitive and deeply moving documentary by Colombian director Jorge Caballero. The film takes us on a journey as we accompany the mother, Nubia, in her fight against the inhuman bureaucratic...
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Part of the presidential state visit was s atop at Pedro Ruiz's (Colombian painter, Bogota.1957) exquisite show "Oro, Spirit and Nature of a Territory", a travelling exhibition of 33 miniature works, where spectators are challenged to look through multifaceted layers that unveil a...
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Visiting the UK to brief UK lawyers on the current situation in Colombia, in tandem with President Santos' state visit, was Dr Reinaldo Villalba Vargas of Colombia’s most prestigious human rights lawyers collective, the Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CAJAR). Latinolife talks to...
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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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