Culture

REHEARSING WITH THE KORY WARMIS / ENSAYANDO CON LAS KORY WARMIS

30 Apr, 2021 | Marianthi Baklava

ENGLISH VERSIONWomen meet to create theatrical art – and to empower themselves‘Get ready, you’re going to be backed against that wall once everyone gets here,’ Erika Andia warns me. Upon arriving at C...

BOLIVIA’S POWERFUL CHOLITAS / LAS PODEROSAS CHOLITAS BOLIVIANAS

30 Apr, 2021 | Catalina Ugalde

Photos: Catalina UgaldeENGLISH VERSIONCholitas are indigenous Quechua-Aymara women who are identifiable because of the traditional Bolivian pollera skirts they wear. These women are the face of resili...

THE CATACOMBS OF POTOSÍ / LAS CATACUMBAS DE POTOSÍ

30 Apr, 2021 | Catriona Fraser

Photos: Catriona Fraser and Nick FerrisENGLISH VERSIONA look at the past to serve the futureIt is the 1990s, and the roof of San Agustín church groans a final breath of life before surrendering to the...

Decolonising Music / La descolonización de la música

29 Nov, 2020 | Juan Andrés Palacios

Image: Yasser Kim KerriganTranslation: Daniel SilesENGLISH VERSIONOn the first Spanish translation of Rameau’s ‘Treatise on Harmony’, on the context of the text’s publication in Spanish speaking count...

The Bolivianita Gemstone / Bolivianita

29 Aug, 2020 | Sofía Diez De Medina

Photos: Robert Weldon / GIA, cortesía de Minerales y Metales del Oriente, Bolivia, SA. ( https://www.gia.edu/ametrine-description)ENGLISH VERSION“All Bolivians should admire this marvellous gemst...

El Museo de Arte Antonio Paredes Candia

31 Mar, 2020 | Abby Thayananthan and Anneli Aliaga

El Alto’s Cultural Hub of Art and Literature Images: "Poserismo" by Iván Cáceres - Courtesy of: Carlos Villagómez, Max Siñani, Vlady Fernández Antonio Paredes Candia, or affectionately known...

‘TU CINE, TU IDENTIDAD’

29 Apr, 2020 | Anneli Aliaga

How to celebrate Bolivian cinema when you are stuck at home in quarantine Images: Bolivia CineOn 20 January 2020, months before national lockdown and worldwide quarantine hit the country, Boliv...

Bolivia’s Powerful Cholitas

29 Apr, 2020 | Catalina Ugalde

Cholitas are indigenous Quechua-Aymara women who are identifiable because of the traditional Bolivian pollera skirts they wear. These women are the face of resilience. In many cases, unsupported, u...

Bolivia’s Powerful Cholitas

29 Apr, 2020 | Catalina Ugalde

Cholitas are indigenous Quechua-Aymara women who are identifiable because of the traditional Bolivian pollera skirts they wear. These women are the face of resilience. In many cases, unsupported, u...

Raza de Bronce

29 Apr, 2020 | Anneli Aliaga

Why Alcides Arguedas’s 1919 novel is an integral part of Bolivia’s education system Images: Anneli Aliaga & Librosletraylinea [Flickr]In the Bolivian Ministry of Education’s digital online...

Carnaval paceño - Suzuki Travels by Bolivian Express

31 Mar, 2020 | Claire Santen

Photos: Claire Santen and Arturo OrgazThe lively carnaval festivities colour the city of La PazIn Bolivia carnaval is anticipated with excitement weeks before its arrival. Foam sprays and confetti are...

Chevening Scholars Return to Bolivia

02 Mar, 2020 | BX TEAM

Photos: Changtse Quintanilla UK Government’s Global Scholarship Programme for Future World Leaders‘Bring your ideas to life, study in the UK’ is the Chevening scholarship’s motto. Last year,...

La Saya No Es Todo

02 Mar, 2020 | Rhiannon Matthias

Photos: Rhiannon Matthias Afro-Bolivians struggle for recognition of their place in Bolivian historyThis year marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Law 200 of the Bolivian Constitutio...

Bolivian Vermouth

02 Mar, 2020 | Lauren Minion

Photo: Courtesy of Master BlendsOne for the Taste Buds Vermut Titicaca, produced by the renowned Master Blends company, claims to be Bolivia’s first ever take on the traditional vermouth used in...

Rainbows of Revolution

02 Mar, 2020 | Anneli Aliaga

Photo: Michael Dunn [www.michaeldunca.com] The history and significance of the wiphala in the Bolivian imaginary. There is minimal, if any, concrete historical evidence of the origin of...