Reviews

Multi-coloured La Paz / La Paz de Mil Colores

31 Jul, 2021 | Anneli Aliaga

Photo: Dayme PaymalENGLISH VERSIÓNArtist Dayme Paymal brings life to the murals of the city As part of the municipal campaign ‘La Paz de mil colores’ that aims to bring life and colour to the city’s w...

RAINBOWS OF REVOLUTION / UN ARCOIRIS QUE SIGNIFICA REVOLUCIÓN

29 Dec, 2020 | Anneli Aliaga

Photo: Michael Dunn [www.michaeldunca.com] ENGLISH VERSIONThe history and significance of the wiphala in the Bolivian imaginary.  There is minimal, if any, concrete historical evidence of the origin o...

BOLIVIA UNDER LOCKDOWN / BOLIVIA BAJO ENCIERRO

29 Dec, 2020 | Patricio Crooker

ENGLISH VERSIONA REVIEW FROM APRIL 2020As Bolivia approaches the end of its quarantine, cases of COVID-19 in the country and the world are still growing. Government officials will be reassessing the s...

BOLIVIAN MUSIC / MÚSICA BOLIVIANA

29 Nov, 2020 | A photo essay by Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Special thanks to Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Cadáver Exquisito

29 Nov, 2020 | Anneli Aliaga

Image credit: Vero PerezENGLISH VERSIONAn interview with the singer Vero PérezAA: Tell us about your new album ‘Cadáver Exquisito’VP: I created this album during the pandemic. I felt inspired by the p...

EQUINOCCIO, A TEMPLE OF NATIONAL ROCK / EQUINOCCIO, TEMPLO DEL ROCK NACIONAL

29 Nov, 2020 | Enrique Claros

Photos: Jason Beltrán ChumaceroENGLISH VERSIONPaceño heritageThe Equinoccio is called the house of rock and with good reason, but perhaps many who have enjoyed this space that has become a part o...

Decolonising Music / La descolonización de la música

29 Nov, 2020 | Juan Andrés Palacios

Image: Yasser Kim KerriganTranslation: Daniel SilesENGLISH VERSIONOn the first Spanish translation of Rameau’s ‘Treatise on Harmony’, on the context of the text’s publication in Spanish speaking count...

Adrián Villanueva

29 Nov, 2020 | Nina Villanueva

Photos: La Razón / Nina VillanuevaENGLISH VERSIONIn memory of Adrián Villanueva Quisbert (1948-2020) we want to share two pieces of writing. The first is my own modification of the original funeral se...

MULTICULTURALISM, RAP AND THE BOLIVIAN MUSIC SCENE / MULTICULTURALISMO, RAP y LA ESCENA MUSICAL BOLIVIANA

29 Nov, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

Photo: Michael DunnENGLISH VERSIONWe are in the midst of a transitional stage in which we go from an already highly globalised world to an irretrievably interlinked world. By the 1970s, an interconnec...

Matilde Casazola

29 Nov, 2020 | Adriana Murillo

ENGLISH VERSIONThe voice of Bolivia’s poetic songUpon opening the green gate of a house in the centre of Sucre, I was overcome by a sense of tranquillity when I saw the kind face of Matilde Casazola....

Sign for Singani / Petición por el Singani

30 Sep, 2020 | Lanny Grossman

ENGLISH VERSIONOscar-Winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh continues fight to have Singani officially recognised by the EEUU as the national spirit of BoliviaWhile filming the movie Che 12 years ago, Os...

Mentisan

30 Aug, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

ENGLISH VERSIONI had been living in Holland for the last four years. Doctors there do not usually prescribe medication for a common cold or any other illnesses that are not considered to be overly thr...

EXPERIENCE BOLIVIA - MI CUOTA CERO

30 Aug, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

Photos: Experience BoliviaENGLISH VERSIONA mistake, a wake-up call, perhaps a divine sign. We have been locked up for three months now. The alterations that the planet has had to undergo, and the ways...

How To La Paz

30 Aug, 2020 | Nicky Gott

Image: Ivan Rodriguez PetkovicENGLISH VERSIONImagine you have just landed in La Paz airport and you have 13 hours in the city before catching your next bus. Would you choose to spend the day in a cram...

Changing Habits

31 Mar, 2020 | Emma Hall

Illustration: Ema HallConnecting with menstruation through the cupDuring their lifetime a menstruating person will use and throw away approximately 11,000 pads and tampons. These pads and tampons come...