Alborada Magazine Launch (Friday 8 May/London, UK)

**Photos taken at the magazine launch can be viewed here:


We're launching our new magazine on Latin American politics and culture.

Friday 8 May 2015

Join us!

Our special guest on the night will be Hugh O'Shaughnessy, a prize-winning journalist who has written on Latin America for over 40 years. A wide-ranging interview with Hugh about his work as a journalist covering Latin America is featured in the magazine. Various other magazine contributors will also be attending the launch.

We'll also have live Latin American music and our friends from El Vergel will have their delicious Chilean and Latin American food and drink for sale.

::: Live music:

Our friend Anglo-Uruguayan singer and guitarist Alex Etchart will perform an acoustic set that includes Latin American folk classics (8.30pm)


Venue: El Vergel, 132 Webber Street, SE1 0QL London, United Kingdom


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:: We will have magazine contributors attending to take part in 25 minute talk and discussion sessions. These will take place in a corner of the venue; the rest of the venue will open as normal for eating etc.

1) 5.30-5.55pm: Callum Simpson aka DJ Cal Jader will be talking about the 10th anniversary of Movimientos, the music and activism project he runs.

2) 6-6.25pm: Carlos Cruz will speak about the life and legacy of the late, great Uruguayan writer Eduard Galeano who sadly passed away in April this year.

3) 6.30-6.55pm: Matt Kennard, author of the new book 'The Racket', an exposé of the murky collusions between global high-finance and the militarised US state will speak on the prominent place Latin America has in his book.

4) 7-7.25pm: Dr Katia Chornik, head of The Cantos Cautivos project, an archive of music composed, performed and listened to by prisoners of the Pinochet dictatorship, discuses the project.

::: The magazine will feature articles such as:

****Singing truth to power

The great Argentinian folk singer Mercedes Sosa, who died in 2009, would have been 80 in July. T.M. SCRUGGS explores the legacy of an artist hailed as ‘the voice of Latin America’.

****Pinochet’s press gang

Want to know how much media ownership matters? Just look at Chile. NICK MACWILLIAM reports on a probing documentary into the 'El Mercurio' media group.

****Uncovering the racket

OLIVIA ARIGHO STILES introduces Matt Kennard’s new book 'The Racket', an exposé of the murky collusions between global high-finance and the militarised US state in the post-World War II era.
The magazine contains an exclusive extract from the book on Bolivia.