Maria Luisa Ortiz: ‘When we sit down at a sewing machine,...

Uniting Colombia’s divided parts through fabrics, fashion, and ancestral craftsmanship

The Strokes, Fatboy Slim and LP: How this year’s Estéreo Picnic...

Live music is starting to roll in postpandemic Bogotá, and last weekend saw another huge step forward in the shape of Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022. We were in the middle of the action all over the three days – here’s what happened!

Release the tiger: Creating Colombia’s carnival masks

Nine siblings are hard at work, carving and painting the wooden masks which characterise the festival – elaborate animal heads in many stages of life and colour.
Venezuela vs Colombia

Venezuela vs Colombia, last chance for World Cup Qatar

It’s the final round of the South-American World Cup qualifiers, and Colombia still have a chance to qualify for Qatar, but it is slight and los Cafeteros depend on results from other matches
Taylor Hawkins forever

Tragedy strikes first day Estéreo Picnic with news of Taylor Hawkins’...

The first day of Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022 was overshadowed by the news of Taylor Hawkins' death, but it was a celebration of a beautiful life as well as a commemoration of death
Estéreo Picnic: Pavlo

Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022: Pavlo

Fantastic, fabulous and fun, Pavlo opens Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022’s second day.
carnival Barranquilla

The force of the fiesta returns: Colombia’s Barranquilla Carnival

For the first time in two years, one of the world’s biggest parties returns to the streets of Colombia. Barranquilla Carnival is back with a vengeance after the pandemic.

Colombia vs Bolivia: home side need a victory to keep Qatar...

After a run of seven World Cup qualifiers in a row without scoring a goal, Colombia’s chances to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar are hanging by a thread. Can Colombia stay in the battle for Qatar?

Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022: The Drums

Before jetting off to play at Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022, Jonny Pierce from Brooklyn’s iconic band The Drums spoke to us from NYC.

Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022: Piel Camaleón

For the latest of our features on Colombian bands at Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022, we have Piel Camaleón, a bright and breezy indie jangle-pop outfit.

Water cuts: A problem in Bogotá that reflects a much bigger...

Water water, absolutely nowhere and definitely not a drop to drink. Oliver Pritchard tries to get to the bottom of the great Chapinero drought.

Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022: Babelgam

Next up in our series on Colombian bands at Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022, we’re chewing the fat with Babelgam, electro-clash punks with a pop edge.

Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022: What you need to know!

Colombian festivals don’t come any bigger than Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022. We’ve pulled together everything you need to know about the music as well as the practicalities.

Elections in Colombia: Entering the next phase as Petro, Gutiérrez, and...

After the legislative elections in Colombia on Sunday, the Senate is very divided.

Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022: Margarita Siempre Viva

In the second of our features on bands at Festival Estéreo Picnic 2022, we talked to bassist from Margarita Siempre Viva, Daniel...

Elections in Colombia: Senate and Camara

This weekend sees the first of what will probably be three sets of elections in Colombia this year.