The Arts

Taking to the Pole in La Paz

25 Sep, 2019 | Rhiannon Matthias

Photos: Rhiannon Matthias Empowerment and community When one thinks of female empowerment, perhaps pole dancing is the last thing that springs to mind. Pole dancing (the preferred term...

Chualluma

31 Dec, 1969 | Jack Curson

Photos: Jack Curson Urban art illuminates La Paz neighbourhood When travelling on the red teleférico line towards El Alto, you cannot help but recognise the brightly coloured homes that make up the ne...

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...

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...

The Titanic Sculptures of Victor Hugo Barrenechea

31 Dec, 1969 | Joshua Neaman

Photos: Courtesy or Barrenechea's family Bolivian and American history set in metal and stone A new exhibition of the works of Victor Hugo Barrenechea at the Museo de la Revolución in La Paz...

Thelonious—From Club to Cultural Centre

30 Jul, 2019 | Rachel Durnford

Photos: Rachel Durnford The city’s jazz fans congregate in the new locationEntering the Centro Cultural Thelonious is to be transported to another world, away from the bustling cityscape of...

Achachilas - The making of

24 Jun, 2019 | Achachilas

Photos: Achachilas Cordillera Real.View of the Tikimani mountain from the Huayna Potosi high camp.  View from Huayna Potosí's main road.The main characters, Sergio and Juvenal Condori. They both work...

Achachilas

24 Jun, 2019 | Renata Lazcano Silva

Photos: Achachilas The cinematographic mountain experience ‘We have these incredible mountains nearby. They are our jewels. People come from all around the world to do mountaineering here an...

Remembering Rosita Ríos

24 Jun, 2019 | Talulla Cragg

Photos: Talulla Cragg A museum on Calle Jaen celebrates the late actress As I enter the Museo Rosita Ríos on the bright and historic Calle Jaén, warmly greeted by her granddaughter and co-fo...

Visiting the General Cemetery of La Paz

24 Jun, 2019 | Talulla Cragg

Photo Essay by Talulla Cragg This colourful place of devotion and respect provides insight into the celebration of life and death in La Paz The General Cemetery of La Paz was made public in...

Back to basics

24 Jun, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo A.

Images: Courtesy of Tania Fabiani Einn brings the tangible back to our livesWhen was the last time that you wrote a letter by hand? Or wrote a note to a friend? In today’s digitised age, where we...

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...

From the other side of the bar

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photo Essay by Emily Kilner The intricacies of inventing, creating and presenting cocktails at Jallalla Will it be a G&T or an espresso martini tonight? We often spend a few minutes brow...

The Empowerment of the Chola Paceña

24 Apr, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo. A.

Photos: Changtse Quintanilla  International modistas look to the Andes for inspirationWithout doubt, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of La Paz is the chola paceña. Char...

Think You’ve Cine It All?

25 Mar, 2019 | Elin Donnelly

Vuelve Sebastiana. 1953 Photos: Courtesy of Fundación Cinemateca Boliviana The Bolivian film industry is small, but it’s a vital part of the country’s cultureBack in the horse-drawn-car...