Author Archives: Russ

Competition!

Stuck: Marie Mackay, Kiki Machado and Julia Miranda

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

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The Beach Hut Surf Shack New Years Eve Party

The Bikini Beach Band will be turning Camino into The Beach Hut Surf Shack on New Year’s Eve. There will be two tropical sets of instrumental Exotica from the Fezzed Four – The Bikini Beach Band – and DJ sets

The Original Sound of Cumbia

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

Interview with José Padilha

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.

The Hippie-Chic Village of Trancoso

Trancoso is a small Bahian town, founded in 1586 with just two rows of houses, a lawn and a church. Now, it’s been renovated into hotels, bars and restaurants, creating a charming travel destination.

Golden Grass sparkles in London

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.

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New Years Eve Fiesta!

Traditional Spanish hospitality and fiery flamenco at Costa Dorada for a New Year’s eve of fine cuisine and hospitality. This is a great opportunity to try something different this year and experience a unique New Year experience.

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New Years Eve Tropicalista

Three of London’s best Latin music nights are joining forces again this New Year’s Eve for what is surely the only way to see out the year. DJs from Movimientos, Batmacumba and Arriba La Cumbia will be seeing Rich Mix

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Movimientos End of Year Explosion

Great night of live music and film lined up by Movimientos at Passing Clouds. There’ll be rumba-flamenco from Jardares Por Fuera, Andean-rock fusions from Remolino Kieto, and a selection of short films from the excellent Rio Film School.