Arts and Culture

Grammy and Emmy-winning singer Albita, once a protégé of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is now performing in ‘Carmen La Cubana’ - the tragic tale originally adapted into the famous opera ‘Carmen’ by Georges Bizet from the 19th century novella by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy - re-adapted with an...
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Award-winning Puerto Rican poet and novelist Mayra Santos-Febres has been a pivotal literary figure in her island home for many years, championing the work of upcoming writers through her creative writing classes at the University of Puerto Rico, and playing a key role in the annual Festival de la...
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Mario Fonseca: Conceptual Artist, Writer and Photographer talks about Chile today and how the Military Dictatorship (1973-1989) affected his work.
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‘My photographs are about our journey through life’ Corina Poore interviews the remarkable Chilean photographer Maurizio Valenzuela
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Mauricio Valenzuela ©the artist, courtesy of CF-LART
Corina talks to the curator of a fascinating exhibition of the work by two Chilean artists, Mario Fonseca and Mauricio Valenzuela. It is on at Austin/Desmond Fine Art till 30 June and explores both the fragmented and silenced memories of the years under Pinochet dictatorship.
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Set in São Paolo, Good Manners (2017) explores the relentlessness, chaos and fraught nature of motherhood in a drama that blurs the edges between fantasy and horror. Corina Poore talks to its directors Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas.
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Finally getting a well-merited solo show at the prestigious Richard Saltoun Gallery in Dover St., Paolo Bruscky, one of Brazil’s most important and influential contemporary artists, talks to Corina J Poore about his challenging works, that have ‘materialized’ in London, in a lively exhibition born...
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Corina Poore talks to the up and coming Argentine director Martin Rodriguez Redondo whose debut feature film “Marylin’ recounting the tragic real life events of a teenager targeted for challenging gender stereotypes in the Argentine countryside has made waves at The BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film...
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Is film the last refuge of poetry? Or a refuge of dreams? At the BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Corina J. Poore talks to Brazilian film maker Guto Parente, director of Inferninho (My Private Hell, 2018), about his film that illustrates how a little slice of extraordinary life can survive in...
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Love is really all that matters when it comes to relationships, so it is with great ‘Flare’ that the BFI brings a sizzling new selection of movies, including from Latin America, to celebrate Gay, Lesbian and Trans film-making. Corina J Poore talks to Brian Robinson, one of the chief festival...
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There's nothing quite like a Latin party, with rhythms flowing and ladies glowing. But where can you find the Real Latin Thing? Here’s our definitive directory of London’s best Latin drinks and club nights.
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The half-Argentine, half-Chilean journalism student turned film-maker is emerging as one of a generation of Latin American directors taking over Hollywood. With his deeply moving film 'A Fantastic Woman' about love, sorrow and the resilience of the human spirit, nominated for an Oscar, we...
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The Latin UK Awards is Europe’s only awards ceremony to celebrate Latino culture in all its diversity and manifestations: music, dance, theatre, film, arts, and sport. The public is invited to nominate candidates for The LUKAS 2018 until April 28th. Voting will commence on May 5th. Awards include...
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