The Arts

Filming Bolivia

28 Mar, 2016 | Oliwia Rogala

Image: Screenshot from "Volivia" by Sergio PinedoForeign and local films about a surreal country “Bolivia, a country in itself very surreal, has no formal surrealist film movement to speak of.”Four fr...

Shedding light on photography

07 Dec, 2015 | Anna Bellettato

The faces behind the cameraPhotography is all about light. The meaning of the term itself, ‘drawing with light’, reveals the importance of light in this artform. Light is what makes a photo. Cristina...

Not the Same Old Song and Dance

07 Dec, 2015 | Anna Grace

The Rise of the Video DJClubs have traditionally been a predominantly auditory experience. With their eyes half-shut, dancers move around dark dance floors with no sensory distractions other than the...

Sounds of Paper

28 Oct, 2015 | Hazel Browne

Local luthier making recycled instruments‘I don’t like the felling of trees,’ Adrián Villanueva says, as he shows me a selection of his creations: charangos made from recycled paper. Traditionally fas...

THE CEMETERY SINGER

13 Jun, 2013 | Ryle Lagonsin

Fabián Luizaga’s repertoire consists of various kinds of boleros, huayños , Christian tunes and even waltzes. Among the most popular requests he receives are ‘El Llanto de Mi Madre’, ‘Mi Querido Vie...

Constellation Sacaba

30 Jan, 2013 | Amaru Villanueva Rance

The Ch’askitas, named after the quechua word for star, are Sacaba’s latest girl-band export. Amaru Villanueva Rance went to meet these folk starlets to learn their story, and left with three goddaught...

Matamba

30 Sep, 2012 | Rosanna Butters

Band interview If you have been to TTKOS, Parque de las Cholas or Tercer Festival Intercultural del Amor these last two months you may have come across the reggae-hardcore fusion act that is Mata...

Jaime Saenz

30 Sep, 2012 | Deshan Chetty

The poète maudit (accursed poet) of La Paz As I walk through the streets, taking in the sights and sounds of the city, I begin to wonder about him. A lot must have changed about the city since hi...

Drumming for hate S.A.

02 Jul, 2012 | Naomi Cohen, Eleanor Warnick

An interview with Christian Paredes BX: Who was the first musician that inspired you? C.P.: The first musician that inspired me was Igor Cavalera. He’s a heavy metal drummer. I liked his energy,...

Vero Perez

02 Jul, 2012 | Antoaneta Roussinova

Interview with Efecto Mandarina’s Verónica Pérez Verónica, or Vero, Pérez is the singer of the electric- jazz group Efecto Mandarina (which also features Bladimir Morales on bass, Diego Ballón on pi...