Art

Reinaldo Chávez Maydana

21 Jun, 2018 | Marion Joubert

Image: Courtesy of Reinaldo Chávez MaydanaCombining Bolivian tradition and mystic symbolism, the artist captures the sublimeHow can three simple dots – two for the eyes and one for the mouth – express...

The Musical World of Ernesto Cavour

26 Apr, 2018 | David Fegan

Photo: Ana DiazInside the fertile mind of the Bolivian musician, inventor, author and investigatorOnce described as ‘the best in the universe’ when it comes to Bolivia’s national-heritage instrument,...

Bolivian Couture

26 Apr, 2018 | Mathew Grace

Photo: Iván RodriguezA young designer is finding success in the country, and on the Hollywood red carpetIn the Equipetrol district of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, nestled amongst apartment towers and chic...

Ejti Stih, Painting in Blood

26 Apr, 2018 | Mathew Grace

Photo: Iván RodriguezA tendentious exhibition from the cruceña artist looks at abortionThe red-tinged brick Santa Cruz Cathedral towers above the city’s central square, the Plaza Principal 24 de Septi...

Matilde Casazola

26 Apr, 2018 | Adriana Murillo

Photo: Adriana MurilloThe voice of Bolivia’s poetic songUpon opening the green gate of a house in the centre of Sucre, I was overcome by a sense of tranquillity when I saw the kind face of Matilde Cas...

Grabbing Bolivian Cinema by the balls

26 Apr, 2018 | Chauncey Crail

Photo: Iván RodriguezDenisse Arancibia Flores, Director and Star of Las Malcogidas‘In Bolivia, there is no film industry,’ says Denisse Arancibia Flores, director of the 2016 Bolivian musical-comedy f...

A Door to the Paceño Underworld

23 Feb, 2018 | Georgina Bolam

Photo: Alma FilmsMarcos Loayza and the new voice of Bolivian cinemaThe Bolivian film critic Pedro Susz wrote some years ago that filming in Bolivia is as difficult as building a Concorde airplane in a...

The Andoro Experience

22 Dec, 2017 | Charles Bladon

Photo: Claudia PrudencioTransgressing the boundaries of performance in BoliviaAndoro is no musician alone. This was made clear the moment he stepped through the front door of the coffee shop and greet...

Ballet de Bolivia

22 Dec, 2017 | Fruzsina Gál

Photo: Fruzsina GálRedefining the social boundaries of an artform To think of ballet is to think of a well-constructed image of a tall, slender, fair-toned dancer in front of an elegant, rich, fa...

The Pride of Aiquile

22 Dec, 2017 | David Fegan

Photo: Ana DiazThe Aiquile International Charango Festival celebrates the cultural heritage of a musical companion present through hardships and happiness.Buena onda is a good way to describe the peop...

The Thorn of La Paz

22 Nov, 2017 | Fruzsina Gál

Photo: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicInside the mind of a Bolivian fashion designerHidden in the deceptive mishmash of eccentric apartment blocks and the bustling traffic of the Calacoto neighborhood in La P...

The Art of Revolution

22 Nov, 2017 | Charles Bladon

Photos: Fruzsina Gál and Charles BladonBolivia is no exception to the graffiti fad that has enthralled South America in recent decades. Discourse has taken a new format, taking issues rigorously...

A Country of Poets

23 Aug, 2017 | Rosie Collier

Bolivian poetry is recognised in a new collection – and finds its voice in the streets, bars and cafés.Mónica Velásquez is the general researcher and coordinator of La crítica y el poeta, a collection...

Sebastiana Returns

23 Aug, 2017 | Raquel Diaz

Photo: Iván RodriguezA classic of Bolivian cinema receives new life as a graphic novel Flipping through the pages of one of the two copies in existence of ¡Vuelve Sebastiana! Los Chipayas, a graphic n...

Performing Life Bolivia

23 Aug, 2017 | Hannah Chukwu

Photo: Hannah ChukwuBreathing life into young performersThe streets of the residential neighborhood Montenegro in Cochabamba are dusty, sparse and sprawling. At sunrise, the vast expanse of land is pu...