Back in my little Brazilian ghetto in London, whenever we played Brazilian music at parties, everyone loved it. It didn’t really matter if it was funk, country, rock or samba. Everyone would sing along and even dance – because doing so gave us a sense of belonging, it brought us back home for a few moments.
London-based Brazilian artists Julia Miranda and Kiki Machado are joined by Marie Mackay for an exhibition showcasing their contrasting approaches to collage. Kiki’s compositions are harmonious, fresh and decorative; Julia is interested in juxtaposing beauty with humour; and Marie explores
The sound of Colombia’s Caribbean coastline, cumbia is one of Latin America’s most outstanding popular music forms. This influential genre had a major impact on overseas salsa, as well as certain styles of Mexican music, and inspired large audiences in
Normally, life in São Paulo – just like in many other huge cities – is one hell of a rat race. The traffic jams, the heat, the rain, the overcrowding. Add to that the present festive season mayhem. You want
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within elevated José Padilha to a major player in Latin American cinema, and became the biggest-selling Brazilian film of all time. Now, it’s being released in the UK on DVD and we decided the time was right to talk to Padilha about the controversy of the first Elite Squad and the success of it’s sequel.
It was on a visit to Brazil that Simone Pedrini fell in love with Golden Grass. Walking on a beach in Southern Brazil, Simone saw beautiful earrings, necklaces, rings and bags all made from a material like golden wire. “I fell in love with their beauty,” says Simone.