Art

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...

Photo-essay: Mechanical Works

19 Jul, 2017 | Fabián Zapata

Photos: Fabián ZapataTranslation: Michael ProtheroeServicing your car in La PazIn almost every corner of the city, there are built-in makeshift mechanical workshops that meet the demand of ramshackle...

Antique Photographers

19 Jul, 2017 | Fabián Zapata

Photos: Fabián ZapataTranslation: Niall FlynnPortrait of Gregorio Alcón BeltránGregorio Alcón Beltrán:An intrepid traveller who spends his day relaxing in the square he has grown fond of and with his...

Choreographing Identity

19 Jul, 2017 | Lily Turner

Photo: Lily TurnerThe role of traditional dance in Bolivian educationWhen visiting the Unidad Educativa Piloto Adhemar Gehain in La Paz, I stand on the sidelines watching a Physical Education class ta...

La Maldita Comedia

25 Jun, 2017 | Alex Walker

Photo: Sophie HoganCreating Comedy and Culture‘Comedy strengthens us, it stresses us, it helps us, because when we create material we are analysing ourselves,’ Yumi Roca tells me. Yet, as La Maldita C...

THE 71 ISSUE - SENSES

16 Apr, 2017 | Nick Somers

TOUCH

16 Apr, 2017 | Noemi Monu

Text: Sophie HoganOf all the things we feel in our lives, no pillow is as soft, no sun as warm on the skin as the touch of the person we love and who loves us back. It satisfies a hunger that no other...

FACES OF LA PAZ

28 Mar, 2017 | Nick Somers

Sometimes you need to look no further than the smiling faces of the people on the city’s streets to find the beauty of La Paz. And one of the great things about this place is that it has anything but...