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Summer Party 2009

Members summer Party

Sunday 23rd August 2009 2pm-7pm
St Mark’s church hall, Wimbledon

An afternoon of traditional Bolivian food: Pique Macho from Cochabamba, plus Papas a la Huancayna. Cerveza Paceña available at the bar, a presentation of Bolivian dance, and games including a Cacho tournament.

Carnaval del Pueblo 2009

Carnaval del Pueblo

2nd August 2009

Handicrafts stall at the annual all day Latin Americal festival held at Burgess Park, London

We were pleased to be part of the Bolivian representation at this event.

Alma Latina

21st August 2009

Friends of Bolivia’s first Latin party in North East London
7:30 till late at Passing Clouds, 440 Kingslands Rd, Dalston E8 4AA

Documentary “Bolivia for sale” plus Q&A session from Dylan Howitt, the film’s director
Beef and cheese empanadas, plus cerveza Paceña at the bar.

Live music from:

– Indio Lyrico
– Mass Destruction
– Jucumari y la Contrabanda
– Los Sputniks

Latin vibes from DJ Cal Jader

Please visit the photo gallery for pictures of the event.

Mother’s day lunch

Mother’s day lunch

In Bolivia Mother’s day is celebrated on the 27th of May.

Saturday 23rd May 2009, 12pm – 5pm

St. Mark’s Hall and Galustian Garden, St. Marks Church, Compton Road, London, SW19 7QA

Lunch-time party to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Lunch

Mother’s Day Lunch

In Bolivia Mother’s day is celebrated on the 27th of May.

This event took place on Sunday 27th May 2007, 2.00pm – 7.00pm

Church of the Holy Apostles Church Hall, Cumberland Street, Pimlico SW1

Featuring live music from Expresion Bolivia and dance show from Tradición Andina.  Typical Bolivian food was served.


Baroque Music from the Chiquitos and Moxos Indians of Bolivia

This concert took place on Tuesday 1st February 2005, 7.30pm

at the Wigmore Hall, Wigmore Street, London W1

Baroque Music from Bolivia (the story)

In the last five years, more than 11,000 sheets of music have been discovered in the archives of several missions in the Bolivian amazon.  In this concert, Florilegium present a selection of vocal and instrumental music by Domenico Zipoli, who travelled from Europe to the New World, and by anonymous native composers living in the missionary communities of Chiquitos and Moxos.

Florilegium are now established as one of Britain’s leading period instrument ensembles.  In collaboration with their record company, Channel Classics, and the Prince Claus Foundation in Holland, Florilegium embarked on a project to record some of this music in the church where it was discovered deep in the Bolivian jungle.  The Mission in Concepcion was built in 1707.

The four vocal soloists on this recording are all Bolivian, and live and work there.  Following nationwide vocal auditions, four singers were selected to join Florilegium for this recording project, and after months of specialist training recorded this disc in April 2004.  The concert marks the launch of the CD and the Bolivian soloists’ European debuts.

Villancicos: Christmas Baroque Music

Friday 26th November 2004

St James’ Church, 197 Piccadilly

To raise funds to finance projects to educate indigenous women and children in rural areas of Bolivia.

Christmas music from the colonial powerbase of Charcas, now Sucre.  The concert explored the treasure of Spanish-American vocal-instrumental music preserved in the archives of Bolivia’s old capital.

In its Baroque heyday, the villancico gained great popularity in the New World.  Sung in Spanish and Portuguese, its closeness to popular culture is probably its most distinctive feature.

Performed by the Amaryllis Consort and members of the Cambridge Baroque Camerata, direction by Charles Brett.

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