The Arts

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...

If You Zamponnabe My Lover

25 Mar, 2019 | Will Turner

Photo: Renata Lazcano   You've got to learn to playIt's been described as ‘the communication between the human world and nature,’ as a vital expression of Andean culture and, more prosaicall...

Bridging Many Worlds

25 Mar, 2019 | Mia Cooke-Joshi

Photo: Janana Lourencato   Elvira Espejo Ayca’s multidisciplinary approach to lifeAymara artist, weaver, narrator of oral tradition, documentarian, poet, singer, writer and curator of La Paz...

Pigment in La Paz

27 Feb, 2019 | David O’Keeffe

Photos: David O’Keeffe & Rodrigo JimenezTattoos are coming up big in BoliviaThere has been a long gap in the history of tattooing in Bolivia. Mummified remains found in Bolivia and Peru show...

Hip Hop in La Paz

20 Jan, 2019 | Sophie Blow

Photos: Sophie Blow & Adriana MurilloThe creative movement bringing Bolivian culture to an international stageLa Paz is a city renowned for its urban anarchistic creativity. From malabaristas...

Bolivian Fashion Takes Paris by Storm

22 Nov, 2018 | Marie de Lantivy

Photos: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicCholitas in the City of LightThe cholita, or the mujer de pollera, is an iconic representation of Bolivia and La Paz. Bolivian designer Ana Palza, who makes jewellery an...

La Casa del Poeta

29 Oct, 2018 | Honor Scott

Illustration: Hugo L. CuéllarA new space for poetrySix poets lived in La Casa del Poeta between 1943 and 2012 and, as Fernando Lozada, the building’s administrator points out, ‘They all died here’. In...