The network of French Alliances in Latin America and the Caribbean launches VOX magazine in digital format and available in several languages

With the theme “Art in Times of Uncertainty”, the public interested in the arts and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean will be able to discover the first edition of the magazine starting on the day 15 April 2021.


The VOX Magazine is the latest project from Sound Alliances, cultural innovation laboratory of the French cultural network abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean, that almost a year ago proposes to invest in the cultural field through reflections, new strategies and, especially, in joint projects on the scale of this great territory.


The VOX is a digital magazine, quarterly, that opens space and opportunity for artists and cultural actors to show their work, demonstrate inventiveness and creativity and, above all, witness the great wealth of the cultural and artistic sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.

For this first edition, 14 French Alliances, from 11 different countries, invite the public to meet artists and cultural actors with whom they have close relationships. The French Alliances, whose main mission is to spread the French language and culture, always been committed to developing their cultural policy together with the professionals of their territory, and even more in the current context.

Personalities interviewed:

Willy Posadas (Antigua, Guatemala), Julián Albarracín Ayala (Bogota, Colombia), Natalie Rego (Caracas, Venezuela), Marthin Skillz (Cuenca, Ecuador), Sergio Matos (Guadalajara, Mexico), Paulina Macias (Queretaro, Mexico), Pedro Meyer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Ariel Vicent (Rosary, Argentine), Yina Jimenez Suriel et Engel Leonardo (Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominican), Azem Bailey (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Marienne de Castro (Salvador de Bahia, Brazil), Egly Larreynaga (San Salvador, Salvador), Gregorio Coral Pulido (Tijuana, Mexico) et renata sankar (Trinidad and Tobago).

Entitled “Art in Times of Uncertainty“, the first issue of Vox magazine aims to look at how these artists and cultural actors have gone through the current crisis and, especially, how they managed to demonstrate resistance and resilience to continue to keep art and culture alive where they are.

The VOX magazine also aims to be a singular and aesthetic editorial object. The graphic design of this first edition was entrusted to the artist Florian Stephant. In addition, the magazine invited a group of latin american photographers, Urban Observers, to present a portfolio of a dozen photographs.

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Interviews published in the magazine are available in French and in each interviewee's source languages (Portuguese, Spanish or English). The magazine is aimed at all those interested in the arts and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean.


With 135 years of activities in Brazil 2020, the French Alliance is a reference in the language and, no doubt, the best-known institution in the world, when it comes to the spread of the French language and Francophone cultures. Has, currently, more than 830 units 132 countries, where they study about 500.000 students. In France, it has schools and cultural centers for foreign students. Brazil has the world's largest network of French Alliances with 37 associations and 68 units.

Is the only institution in Brazil authorized by the Embassy of France to apply the tests that give access to the DELF and DALF diplomas international, recognized by the French Ministry of National Education. The Alliance Française is also official examination centre for international testing validity of two years TCF (The French Knowledge Test) TEF and Canadian (French Assessment Test) and the national test valid for one year Capes (recognized by agencies CAPES and CNPq MEC).

This year, in celebration of its 135th anniversary, the French Alliance will have lot of news. Amongst them, the change in teaching method, that will bring greater dynamism to the classrooms, with digital tools and current content on all French-speaking culture, transforming lessons into real centers of debate of ideas and collaborative learning.

1EDITION of VOX Magazine – “Art in Times of Uncertainty”
Launch : from day 15 April 2021
Upcoming issues:
In July: Cultural rights in action
November: Cultural and digital innovation, the new challenges of digital

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