During the second decade of the new millennium, several Peruvian artists embarked on musical projects that articulated Afro-Peruvian culture with the sounds of contemporary electronics. Translocal styles such as grime, dubstep, trap and global bass were freely synthesized by these musicians to weave a rhythmic and sonic curtain. Jaws [quijadas] […]Read More
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Between the social, the object and the individual, 10 Chilean artists under 45, a list by Luisa Fernanda Lindo. 1. CAMILA RAMIREZ GAJARDO (1988) Child’s play and its rules will be a fundamental part of her proposal, composed of drawings, installations, performances and impossible objects that put into question the […]Read More
The genre of reggaeton has often been criticized for its misogynistic and sexist lyrics. Men have held the reins in this genre of music, not only in the charts, but also in the narratives of songs, where men are usually the protagonists, while women are merely sexual objects. However, this […]Read More
Described as a “refreshing shower” by Gilberto Gil, Tropicália was a Brazilian cultural movement of the 1960s, known for its fusion and avant-garde music. A mix of psychedelic rock & pop, bossa nova, samba, and more, the lyrical music was critical of Brazil’s authoritarian regimes and social inequality. Two of […]Read More
In the last decade the popularity of Latin-American food has soared. Traditional Mexican foods and flavors, such as salsas, tortillas, and guacamole, are becoming staples in the American pantry. While the market for Latin American food is growing, a majority of these “Latin” foods are Americanized. In the US, all […]Read More
In Latin America, the LGBT community has faced significant prejudice and violence. Latin American film has represented these conflicts, offering visibility to dissident sexualities. Some iconic examples include Kiss of the Spider Woman (Argentina), Pixote (Brazil), Dona Herlinda and Her Son (Brazil), and Strawberry and Chocolate (Cuba). Since those films were released, new alternative […]Read More