Profiles

In the first of our 'Memorable Film' series on Latin America and Spain’s most memorable films and directors, Latinolife’s film editor, Corina Poore, profiles the ground-breaking Argentine director Armando Bó
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A moving tribute to Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns on his 95th birthday
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As the ground-breaking work of 20th century Cuban painter, Wifredo Lam, one of the finest artists of his time, takes over London’s Tate Modern, Londoners have a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in Lam’s spiritual world, full of Afro-Cuban mysticism. Lam's work pays homage to the island’s...
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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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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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From village pubs to Saturday night television, Latin dances are captivating UK audiences more than ever before. It’s time to recognise the real stars of the show – from Tango and Salsa to Samba and Flamenco. London’s Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese communities are well into their second and...
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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 migrants, and those born and bred here form part of the new generation of UK Latinos that are now making their mark on London...
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Take a trip to Elephant and Castle or Seven Sisters’ indoor market and you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’d been transported to Colombia. Salsa blaring out of little shops, couples dancing between tables in mid-afternoon, and invariably some marital dispute being broadcast in public; London...
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The contribution of Colombian immigration to UK culture is impossible to ignore. As far back as 1975, Guardian writer Richard Williams described the Monday night when salsa king Héctor Lavoe took to the stage in a grotty London pub full of Colombians and, “for a couple of hours it seemed like the...
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Even among boxers, Guillermo Rigondeaux's story is pretty incredible. Once Cuba's pride and joy, the twice Olympic gold medalist and twice world champion was exiled in his own country for two years after caught trying to defect, only to escape in a boat to Miami in 2009. Now a...
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Virgilio Martinez' restaurant, Central, was recently ranked fourth in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sealing the stratospheric rise of Peruvian cuisine as well as his own soaring reputation as a chef and restaurateur. But does the food live up to the hype? Writer Tanya Datta visited Lima’s...
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