Reviews

Live music reviews

02 Jul, 2012 | Harry Shepherd

Friday 4th MayATAJO @ Target Urbano, La Paz La Paz’s rightly famous indie-reggae- rock band ATAJO produced yet another accomplished and entertaining performance in Bolivia’s de facto capital at t...

Musical roundup

02 Jul, 2012 | Matthew Grace

La Paz is host to a musical confluence of rhythms spanning the breadth of the country as well as international genres which range from jazz to classical music. While by no means comprehensive, below y...

Los B

15 May, 2012 | Helena Cavell

4 out of 5 stars Los B gathers some of Bolivia's most talented actors and throws them together in a script that gives a face to Bolivia's bourgeois of the 1980s. Based on Thomas Mann's novel Bud...

Matame por favor

15 May, 2012 | Lauren Bell

4 out of 5 stars The FITAZ festival went off with a bang on its first weekend with performances of Mátame, Por Favor on the nights of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March in the Espacio el Desnivel...

Hamlet de los Andes

15 May, 2012 | Danny Rees

1 out of 5 stars Bolivian director Diego Aramburo took on Shakespeare's classic Hamlet in a new collaboration with the Teatro de los Andes on March 27, with little success. The fundamental probl...

30 grados de frio

15 May, 2012 | Carina Tucker

  4 out of 5 stars Directed by Luis Miguel Gonzalez Cruz, 30 Grados de Frio premiered in La Paz on Wednesday, 28th March, in El Teatro Municipal. The play was a success, received with raptu...

Perfidia

15 May, 2012 | Carina Tucker

A film by Rodrigo Bellot Released internationally in 2009, Rodrigo Bellot's latest film, Perfidia, had been eagerly awaited in Bolivia long before its first screening in the country in early Mar...

Monthly review: La Casona

28 Feb, 2012 | Robbie Macdonald

Av. Mariscal Santa Cruz, next to Walisuma La Paz, Bolivia The 'working lunch' menu seems to be much more of a common practice here in South America than the other continents. Some countries are sta...

Maphra On

01 Nov, 2011 | Robbie Macdonald

Calle Hermanos Manchego 2586, near corner of Av. Arce. Sopocachi and San Jorge, La Paz, Bolivia Jorge, La Paz, Bolivia If a group of 15 people enters a restaurant unannounced, the proprietors migh...

Crossfest, Santa Cruz

25 Aug, 2011 | Gabriel Kumontoy

All four of us are still dog tagged in our wrists – we’re all blue (VIP) members of Crossfest 2011 even though we had left Santa Cruz four days ago, and will still continue to be for months to come un...

Top ten street and market foods

18 Jul, 2011 | Camilla Swift

People say that eating out in Bolivia can be hazardous, especially on the streets, and this is one area where travellers should not over-economise; the satisfaction accrued from saving the odd dollar...

Top 10 reasons to watch ¿Quién mató a la llamita blanca?

18 Jul, 2011 | Rosalie Bonnefoi

There’s no doubt that cinema is a crucial way of immersing yourself into the culture of a country, especially to discover the mentality of its people, history, humour, and a whole way of thinking are...

Best night spots

18 Jul, 2011 | Camilla Swift and Helen Reid

THE MOST QUIRKY: La Costilla de Adán - Pasaje Aspiazu 743 Discreet and mysterious, La Costilla is a hidden gem. The owner opened the twostory place in what was his home, and has crammed it full of cur...

Blue Nightclub Review

27 Aug, 2010 | Olivia Alter

Now Blue really is the place to be on a Saturday night. Or any night for that matter. Whether you want to or not, you will end up at Blue on a night out. Blue is a bit like Marmite: you may find a...

Forum Nightclub Review

27 Aug, 2010 | Olivia Alter

Apparently, Forum is the place to be on a Saturday night in La Paz, but on two conditions: you look good enough (or often even white enough...), and you can make it through the hour or so of Latino-mu...