ARTICLES OF Alfonso Gorostiaga

EXPERIENCE BOLIVIA - MI CUOTA CERO

30 Aug, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

Photos: Experience BoliviaENGLISH VERSIONA mistake, a wake-up call, perhaps a divine sign. We have been locked up for three months now. The alterations that the planet has had to undergo, and the ways...

Catch me if I fall / Atento que caigo

29 Aug, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

Photos: Alfonso GorostiagaENGLISH VERSIONRocklimbing in La PazThe rocks have names that correspond to their personalities; the cookie, the razor, monkey back, Bolivar Crux, the predator, champagne. In...

HUAYNA 6000

29 Aug, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

Photo: Iván Rodriguez ENGLISH VERSIONWe’re told that it won’t be completely snowy until next month, but that doesn’t prevent it from being deathly cold at around 6am as we watch the sun rise in t...

Will the Gran Poder Parade go ahead? / ¿Qué pasó con la entrada Del Gran Poder?

29 Aug, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

Photos: Michael Dunn and Manuel SeoaneENGLISH VERSION‘El Gran Poder will be celebrated online’ reads the front page of the periodical ‘La Jornada’ on the 3rd of June, 2020, but beyond that, silence. A...

Mentisan

30 Aug, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

ENGLISH VERSIONI had been living in Holland for the last four years. Doctors there do not usually prescribe medication for a common cold or any other illnesses that are not considered to be overly thr...

El Valle de Las Animas

30 Aug, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

Photo: Gon LasernaENGLISH VERSIONThe cold is becoming increasingly noticeable. Since the Tata Inti marked the change of season on June 21, the days closely mimic the beginnings of winter. I have a bit...

MULTICULTURALISM, RAP AND THE BOLIVIAN MUSIC SCENE / MULTICULTURALISMO, RAP y LA ESCENA MUSICAL BOLIVIANA

29 Nov, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

Photo: Michael DunnENGLISH VERSIONWe are in the midst of a transitional stage in which we go from an already highly globalised world to an irretrievably interlinked world. By the 1970s, an interconnec...

Kayfabe

31 Oct, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

Photo: Malhar MahurkarENGLISH VERSIONThere is a term often used in wrestling to explain the staging and the fictitious plot that exists behind the performance of the wrestlers: Kayfabe. This concept s...