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Art inspired by Pelé in London, a review by Alicia Bastos

… it was Pelé, the legend himself, who came in London for the opening of ‘Pelé: Art, Life, Football’


Review: Mundo Meu by Flavia Coelho

It has been three years since Flavia Coelho caught Europe’s ears with Bossa Muffin, a contagious blend of funky bossa hop rhythms, acclaimed by critics and applauded by the public in Europe. Mundo Meu, the new album released by Mr. Bongo Recs., keeps the tradition for mixing many references, recalling Brazil’s music, filled with so [...]


Instagrafite, the global street art community from Brazil to the world

Is there a formula to get over 1 million followers on Instagram in less than four years? Marcelo & Marina are not twins or sing along on a duet, the couple composed by him, a recently former art director and graphic designer and her, a trend researcher, brand specialist and planner, both brewed in the [...]


When movement touches within – Interviewing Pedro Machado from Candoco

Pedro was born in a time when Brazilian intellectuals were exiled in Europe. His family,  having a voice within the students’ movements during the military era in Brazil, moved to France, where he was born. Soon after, the family moved to London for a short year and a half and returned to Brazil, where Pedro [...]


Visite Argentina: Play review

If you have never been to Argentina, you may dream about the steak that bleeds in the barbecue or the winning moves of Maradona during the golden times of Argentinean football, delicious wine and famous empanadas… Now put together all your fantasies in the mouth, chew it until you can spit and then aim to [...]


Review: Night of Ideas by Casa Theatre festival

Warming up the Latin community to Casa, Latin American Theatre Festival this year, The Night of Ideas was a kind-of-one-month-before event inspired by the Nuit de la Philosophie, a whole night talk and film screenings concept created by the Ecole Superieure de Philosophie in France and is promoted abroad by the Institut Français. The 12-hour [...]


Latin American Art and its Multiplicity. A review of the exhibition Conscientia by Rafaela Mendes Ferreira

‘Conscientia: Latin American Consciousness’ takes over the entirety of the Lloyds Club, a Grade II listed building with artworks that range from the 18th century to contemporary production. Curators Lavínia Freitas and Alicia Bastos embraced the challenge of displaying pieces within a wide time-frame in an accordingly emblematic building, with a selection that is underpinned [...]


Film review: Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance

Nayana’s Fernandez film is about the struggle of the Munduruku Indians to protect their sacred lands against the construction of a series of hydroelectric dams. The Munduruku are about 12 thousand Indians living by the Tapajós river in the Brazilian Amazon. ” If these dams are built in the Tapajós river, the lives and history [...]


Alicia Bastos review: Turfed, rescuing the social values in football

“One thing is to have an amazing idea, the other is how you make that happen” said Turfed Director Brazilian Renato Rocha as he welcomes me at the Hackney Downs’ door. Some of the challenges of Brazilian’s development have been brought to this 10 months long production. Renato travelled Egypt, Tanzania and Kenya with the [...]


Little lady, larger walls: the master Yara Tupynambá

Every country has artists that bring a style of work that seeks its root, with Picasso and Spain, Monet and Renoir with France.