Author Archives: Russ

DEC
19

Tulipa Returns to London

Tulipa Ruiz charmed the audience at her last London appearance thanks to her mix of playfulness, an effortlessly great voice and a selection of fine tunes from her debut album Efêmera that seem impossible to grow tired of.

A Brazilian Xmas Dessert

The traditional Christmas feast in North America culminates in a big slice of pie and in England everyone wants to finish their meal with steaming hot Christmas pudding. But when it comes to dessert, Brazil steers its own course. No pie, no pudding. In fact, nothing that many would consider dessert at all.

DEC
16

Mojo

World premiere of Mojo, a new show blending world music, puppetry and dance, and featuring Brazilian percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale and singer and trumpeter Leo Altarelli. This is the perfect show for families this Christmas, full of magic and

DEC
2

Las Acacias

The first feature film from Argentine director Pablo Giorgelli has been a huge success. Las Acacias won the Caméra d’Or (Best First Film) at the 2011 Cannes Festival, the New Horizons Prize at San Sebastian and the Sutherland Award for

DEC
17

Arriba La Cumbia @ The Hootananny

Arriba La Cumbia return to Brixton’s Hootananny for a special mid-winter show. There will be latin vibes, cumbia running through the veins, DJ Russ Jones aka Hackney Globe Trotter on the decks as well as three top live bands.

Las Acacias

Las Acacias is a drama that focuses on a truck driver named Ruben (played by German de Silva), who is told to give Jacinta (Hebe Duarte) a lift from Paraguay to Buenos Aires. Unbeknown to him, Jacinta is bringing her

João Pessoa: An Escape for Life

I had read a lot about João Pessoa and it seemed to be a good place for our young family for all the right reasons. I was particularly interested in the cultural side of things: plenty of theatres, parks, places

NOV
29

Diego Carneiro – AmazonArt Fundraiser

AmazonArt are doing a good bit of fundraising in London at the moment, raising funds to help the deprived riberinho (river people) community of the Brazilian Amazon. Therefore, donations are more than welcomed for this performance from Diego Carneiro and

DEC
5

Battlefield @ Bolívar Hall

This is a rare opportunity to see the cult, low-budget hit that has taken cinemas in Bolivia by storm. Battlefield – directed by Amancay Tapia – is the story of five women trapped in a beauty salon in La Paz