The music of Peru’s capital: from the cumbia chicha bands of the local huekos, the punk-rock revival, electrocumbia sounds, and much more.
Festejo Pachone is a crowdfunded music estival in Bogotá, Colombia that disproves the perception of the city is culturally lacking.
Jimmy Morales, Guatemala’s new president, is basically a proxy for the country’s very powerful lobby of rightwing former military men.
Before Columbus’ arrival, there were already millions of people living in America, who we could say had “discovered it.”
An interview with musician, Kevin Flórez, about how a music imported by West African sailors to 1970s Colombia became the soundtrack of his city, Cartagena.
The combined sounds of indigenous groups from northern Colombia with the drums imported with African slaves in Cartagena, once the biggest slave port of the American continent.
An interview with documentary filmmaker, Adam Sjöberg, on the choices he made for his film, “Shake the Dust,” about documentary.
Chile’s 2015 Copa America win won’t heal any of the political or social issues Chile is dealing with. But that’s fine.
What happened when an Argentinean cartoonist took inspiration from an iconic moment in African-American struggle, replaced the black athletes with monochrome white figures to make a point about gay rights.
How about giving US presidential aspirant, Donald Trump, some reading material on what the United States has brought to Latin America.
An interview with the director of the first-ever feature-length film in Quechua, spoken by many of the indigenous people of the South American Andes.
“Manos Sucias,” produced by Spike Lee, is set in Buenaventura, Colombia’s biggest city on the Pacific Ocean and also the country’s biggest port. The city is 90% black.
The influence of people of African descent in the history of Peruvian music are overlooked. This documentary begins to set the record straight.
Chilean musicians argue that their feeling of isolation, combined with a higher than average internet penetration helped create and foster a local “scene” of musicians able to make a living from music.
Why are the Grammys so clueless about what is contemporary Latin pop music? They keep handing out awards to veterans like Ruben Blades or Vicente Fernández.
Teca, how we call our own Latin American jukebox, plans to bring you the newest, most interesting artists from the region.
A virus transmitted by a mosquito bite could become misinformed panic in Latin America that Ebola was in the United States.
How a Mexican show helped to construct a patchy and ill-defined “Latin American” identity.
In “Futebol Nation,” British journalist David Goldblatt explores the social and political history of Brazilian football.
Latin America is a Country is the newest member of the Africa is a Country family. The section is coedited by Pablo Medina Uribe and Camila Osorio.