A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade are a band from Curitiba in the South of Brazil. Until last week they... Read Article Our good friend Fabian Altahona, who runs the Africolombia blog, recently sent us a selection of champetas from the last... Read Article I arrived in LAX [Los Angeles International Airport] from Jorge Chaves International in 1991. I brought with me my tapes... Read Article It’s always difficult to make a “best of all time” list. First, I had to decide which qualities were important... Read Article Ah… Tango! No doubt, the most idealised paired dance in the world. And there’s plenty of reasons for that. The... Read Article “Only in Copacabana could you find Elvis and Madona, together, live in colour.” The bars and beaches of this famous... Read Article The first album by Metá-Metá achieves two remarkable things; it manages to sound unbelievably fresh as well as sounding as... Read Article There is a fine line between very-realistic non-fiction films and documentaries. This is definitely the case with Birdwatchers, a film... Read Article There are almost as many Argentine movies about the military dictatorship of the 70’s and the disappeared as there are... Read Article Composer, singer, songwriter and pianist, Eliane Elias is the perfect example of a Brazilian artist that has had a successful... Read Article This is the day we’ve been waiting for, the day in which we finally release our compilation showcasing some of... Read Article Latin America and the Caribbean are major producers of sugar cane and it’s rather more interesting by-products - aguardiente de caña (known as cachaça in Brazil) and rum. Brazil is the producer of aguardiente de caña par excellence – any visitor to the North East of the country cannot fail but notice the vast swaying sea of sugar cane.