The Festival of Latin American Women in the Arts (FLAWA) will be held around a range of venues in London next week, between May 15 and 19. The aim of the festival is to highlight and spread the awareness of women from Latin America in film, music, literature and arts through multiple events.
London is well known to be one of the most cosmopolitan capital around Europe, and it hosts a rich crowd of Latin American people also across the UK, with women driving this community, through art, literature and music, and this festival aims to highlight them.
The range of venues hosting the festival include the Rich Mix; the 18th-century renovated cinema on Mile End Road, Genesis at the renowned King’s College, while the live music venue Omeara and Art Number 23 will host the Amalgama art exhibition, which will discuss the tensions of developing a Latin American cultural identity within the European diaspora.
Music will be one of the main showcases of the festival, and it will be led by Liniker Barros, the vocalist known for fronting Brazilian soul band Liniker E Os Caramelows. La Dame Blanche will also take the stage, in a celebration of hip hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae and much more still to be announced.
The programme will include films and literature as well, as shorts and features, documentary and fiction, headlined by Marialy Rivas’ award-winning Princesita and the wide range of conversations that Silvia Rothlisberger will host in her literary programme, will include one with Yara Rodrigues Fowler, praised by The Observer as one of the hottest-tipped debut novelists of 2019.