Culture

The Chevening Programme in Bolivia

25 Sep, 2019 | BX Team

Photos: Sergio Suárez The UK’s flagship scholarship for future leaders The UK government’s Chevening international awards programme aims to develop global leaders. The scholarship is fully f...

A Brief History of Singani

25 Sep, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Images: Courtesy of Casa Real The traditional bolivian liqueur is increasingly recognized on the world stageSingani is a grape-based liqueur produced in a few selected Bolivian high valleys. It w...

Forging a New Home

25 Sep, 2019 | Joshua Neaman

Images: Courtesy of Antonio Jadue The Palestinian diaspora in Bolivia In 2018, to no small fanfare, the Bolivian government announced the official opening of the Palestinian Embassy in La Pa...

A Sacred Space

31 Dec, 1969 | Lola Newell

Photos: Lola Newell Thanking Pachamama amongst the sculptures of Francine Secretan Throughout the month of August, Pachamama, the Andean earth-mother goddess, will receive thousands of offer...

Bolivian drinks!

31 Dec, 1969 | BX Team

Photos: Courtesy of Casa Real Singani Singani, the national spirit Singani is a drink made from fermented and distilled white Muscat de Alexandria grapes. Despite initially being a spirit dr...

Portable Cholets

25 Sep, 2019 | Jack Curson

Photos: Jack Curson Freddy Mamani’s cholets are brought to life through cinematic art For two weeks in July of this year, the UK’s Architectural Association Visiting School programme ca...

La Paz’s 32nd Entrada Folklórica Universitaria

31 Dec, 1969 | Lola Newell

Photos: Lola Newell Students keep traditional Bolivian dance alive Every year thousands of university students from the Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA) take to the streets of La Paz t...

El Museo de la Muñecas

31 Dec, 1969 | Lola Newell

Photos: Lola Newell A curious exhibition becomes a family tradition Tucked away in Sopocachi, La Paz, the Museo de las Muñecas (Doll Museum) is a unique and curious museum that’s much more t...

The First International Qhapaq Ñan Walk

30 Jul, 2019 | Christopher Niklas Peterstam

Photos: Christopher Niklas Peterstam Walking the ancient Incan road system In view of the scenic Lake Titicaca a huge ceremony had assembled. Thousands of people dressed in their indigenous...

The Chullpas of the Ancient Aymara

30 Jul, 2019 | Rachel Durnford

Photos: Rachel DurnfordThese ancient funerary structures highlight the importance of conservation The recent restoration of the chullpas at the Condor Amaya national monument, located in the...

RECOMMENDATIONS BX-96

30 Jul, 2019 | BX TEAM

CARNAVAL DE ORURO Description: Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the Carnival of Oruro is the maximum representation of carnivals in Bolivia and is one of the most impo...

Soul Searching in La Paz

24 Jun, 2019 | Talulla Cragg

Illustration: Hugo L. Cuellar Investigating the concept of the ajayu in the Andean worldAccording to Aymara belief, everything in nature, from the towering mountains to the people below, has an a...

Reggae Redefined

24 Jun, 2019 | Alicja Hagopian

Photos: Courtesy of Prana Reggae Prana Reggae returns to Bolivia’s music scene with an experimental new albumIf Bolivia isn’t a country that comes to mind when you think of reggae, you’d be excus...

Bolivia builds the radio star

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner The thriving radio stations and their hosts in Bolivia’s indigenous communitiesA typical Monday morning at Radio Wilka Pacha:5am–6am: Local Aymara music, ‘definitely nothing...

Intercultural births in Bolivia

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner Culturally appropriate birthing rooms are helping to reduce Bolivia’s shockingly high maternal death rate Señora Ruth Quispe Choque was glowing as she described a beauti...