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A Matter of Dust: Cecilia Collantes

ArtT.K. MillsComment

Cecilia Collantes is an artist in touch with the mysticism of creation. Her abstract works invoke a universal mantra, one that connects the viewer to the energy movement and the volatility of form. Cecilia hopes to continue her artistic journey in New York, and the big city is lucky to have an artist with such a sense of depth.  A Matter of Dust presented a great success in capturing the audience; engaging a fluidity of motion through dancing, a cosmic atmosphere, and a universal soul.   

Friends of Peru: Nobu

VideoChris Yong-GarciaComment

The Trade Commission of Peru in New York organized a 'friends of Peru' lunch to honor one of Peru's best friends, Nobu Matsuhisa. Nobu has over 30 restaurants worldwide under the same name, that honor Japanese and Peruvian fusion cuisine. Some even say he invented the tiradito back in the day...

Pair successfully directs "Chavela," the story of an idiosyncratic star

ArticleEmilie PonsComment

How does one pay a cinematographic tribute to an icon such as Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, who embodies utter simplicity and utmost complexity at the same time?  This is what filmmakers Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi achieved with their documentary Chavela, a moving and thought-provoking portrait of the enigmatic singer who helped change the way we see ranchera music and who redefined what it means to be a female singer in the macho world of Mexico. As one of Chavela’s friends explains in the film, in order to survive, Chavela had to be more macha than the most machos. Photo © Excelsior / Imagen Digital

Johnny Schuler at The Waylands

VideoChris Yong-GarciaComment

The great Johnny Schuler from Pisco Portón chatted with LatinLover Magazine about his most recent trip to NYC. Thanks, Johnny! 
"Regarded as the foremost pisco authority, Johnny Schuler has dedicated his life to excellence in the pisco industry. As a pisco ambassador, he has travelled the world to educate spirit industry professionals and the public alike about the culture, heritage, and craftsmanship of pisco. In 2011, Pisco Portón founders Bill and Brent Kallop approached Johnny to develop the finest handcrafted pisco. From here, Pisco Portón was born. "

Pairing Sessions #1

VideoChris Yong-GarciaComment

Pairing #1: Having fun is key to every creative process, we've made a series of short—videos on which our friends Jared and Miguel explore their passions on music, cocktails, and food. You can meet them tomorrow Tuesday 17 and enjoy a special pairing tasting celebrating Chilcano Week @ Surfish Bistro

Chivitos in NYC

VideoChris Yong-GarciaComment

“The first thing I need to talk about is the chivito, because it’s the best sandwich I’ve tasted in my life, including the venerated & thousand times described pastrami sandwich of New York and the mortadella and cheese sandwich from the market of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Really, the chivito is too good to be true…”—Anthony Bourdain

Jared Does Pisco

VideoChris Yong-Garcia1 Comment

Jared Sasso from Pisco Portón told us a little bit about his adventures during his first trip to the oldest working distillery in the Americas: Hacienda La Caravedo, which is nestled in the Ica Valley of Peru. He promised to go back to Peru soon and encouraged us to get to know more about this amazing culture and to try pisco, the spirit of Peru. Salud Jared!

Postcard from Rio

StoryBrian WaniewskiComment

In the air above the beach at Ipanema, there was a mist. The sun—low and setting—illuminated it. People glided past one another. Into slow starring reverie I sank, a stream that warmed and carried me along. For the first time, I felt part of Rio. At last I understood. Months after arriving from New York, I had arrived in the inward city inhabited by the native carioca.

Visiones de ayahuasca

ArticleBenny Chueca3 Comments

Entrevista a Oscar Naters

Durante 30 años, el grupo Integro, dirigido por Oscar Naters, ha extendido los límites de disciplinas como el teatro, la danza y la performance. Y en esta búsqueda ha ganado reconocimiento en el Perú y en el extranjero. En setiembre, Naters estuvo en Manhattan invitado por la Universidad de Nueva York (NYU) para ofrecer una conferencia acerca de Ino Moxo, montaje que nació de experiencias espirituales mediadas por el ayahuasca, la planta de los chamanes de la Amazonia.

The Road to Panca

StoryJames Willimetz1 Comment

One day I met with chef Ezequiel Valencia to find out the secret, but when he told me where he was from in Peru, I got caught up in the path that brought him to Panca and momentarily forgot my mission. He was born at the foot of the Huascaran, Peru's tallest mountain, in the town of Yungay, where terrible tragedy struck in 1970.  An earthquake caused a debris avalanche, full of snow, mud and rocks, which buried Yungay and killed all but around 100 of its 20,000 residents. At the time, Ezequiel's family lived outside of the town and were unharmed. The town was rebuilt as Yungay Nuevo and his family moved there. When he was born in 1974, his father ran off with another woman. He grew up working on the family's chacra, a small farm, and helping his mother in the kitchen.

V Festival de Vino, Paella, Pinchos y Tapas

ArticleAldo SánchezComment

Latin Lover tuvo el privilegio de asistir a una experiencia gastronómica y cultural en San Miguel de Allende: el V Festival de Vino, Paella, Pinchos y Tapas. El viaje fue organizado por la agencia de Relaciones Públicas Gloss Media Group encabezada por Rose Ruiz y Alberto Cinta y la primera parada fue este gran festival que tuvo lugar el sábado 16 de abril en Casa de Aves, a las afueras de San Miguel donde chefs de México y España se reunieron para presentar su mejor paella y fideuá y promover sus restaurantes ubicados en San Miguel de Allende, Querétaro, Acapulco y Ciudad de México. 

De Cusco a Greenwich Village

StoryOdi Gonzales1 Comment

 “No, actually I’m a cook. Do you know who lives in this building? The last Inka princess lives in Apart. 1. I’m her cook. Do you know something about the Inka culture?”, y ella me dijo  “a little bit”, pero no parecía convencida. Entonces abrí mis bolsas que contenían wakatay, quinua, ají amarillo, papitas moradas diminutas -Peruvian purple potatoes- y hasta un cuy gigante que lo venden congelado, en una tienda ecuatoriana. Luego resumí: “I’m the Inka Princess’s cook, and I have to prepare the dinner for her”.  Así, ella quedó no sólo convencida sino conmovida de mi insólita confidencia. 

Mi Hogar es Jarabacoa

ArticleYumilka Pamela Ortiz6 Comments

"Necesitaba tiempo para poner mis pensamientos en claro, y buscarle sentido a todo esto. Salí con el corazón revuelto y desencantado de un pueblo diferente. Me salí de la perspectiva vivida y me puse a analizar quien era yo interiormente y porqué me afectaba tanto este cambio. Soy una persona criada en los Estados Unidos, solo visitaba a mi país los veranos cuando niña, en aquel entonces no tenía una definición en el papel que juego aquí como persona. El dominicano de allí me ve como ¨Dominican York¨ o gringa sin tener una mínima idea de quién soy. "

The Whirling Winds of Home

StoryNatalie Maniscalco1 Comment

“Cadaques is known for even the most mindful to lose all sense of time,” a withered Catalan man murmured as I waited at the Arc de Triomf bus depot in Barcelona. I listened carefully to the old man as he continued, “Did you know the villagers say that the North winds will drive a sane man crazy?”