Thursday, June 8

QPO Magazine

Qué Pasa Oaxaca is a bilingual print magazine that brings you the best of Oaxaca’s art, culture, music and more.

The magazine is free and you can find it in hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants, bars, Spanish schools and cultural spaces such as IAGO and the Centro Cultural San Pablo.

It is also available to read online at

Volume 10

In this issue we meet artist Daniela Ram and talk to Byt Band about their latest album. We discover the importance of Chicatanas, get to know some contemporary Oaxacan jewellers and the new textile space Central Textil. We also share some great spots for a picnic.

Read it here.

Volume 9

In this issue we take a trip to the beautiful mountain town of San José del Pacífico, share some of our favourite places for outdoor eating and drinking, and discover some of the plants used in traditional healing. We meet rapper and activist Mare Advertencia Lírika and the founders of the new creative space Matamoros 404, as well as chefs Quetzalcoatl Zurita and Shalxaly Macías from Puerto Escondido restaurant Almoraduz.

Read it here.

Volume 8

In this issue we explore the wildlife in the mangroves La Ventanilla on the Oaxacan coast, meet renowned chef Juana Amaya, visit the indigenous kitchen of Teocintle, profile artist Morelos León Celis, and discover the amazing variety of traditional drinks Oaxaca has to offer through Salvador Cueva’s new book Bebidas de Oaxaca. And to top it off we’ve included our list of 5 Oaxacan sweets you must try!

Read it here.

Volume 7

In this issue we meet Maria Reyna Soprano Mixe and artist Guillermo Olguín, discover the Tlacolula Valley and the women’s muerteada in San Agustín Etla, make mole with Andrea and her family, and pay our respects to Maestro Francisco Toledo.

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Volume 6

In this issue we meet some of Oaxaca’s original Chinas Oaxaqueñas, talk to Carlos, the city’s last remaining escritorio público, and profile musicians Chogo Prudente and Steven Brown. We also visit Santiago Apoala, and talk to muxe performer, actor, choreographer and poet Lukas Avendaño.

Read it here.

Volume 5

In this issue we explore the history, art and natural beauty of the Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (CASA), and discover 8 Oaxacan hot-day escapes. We talk to Oaxaca’s favourite son jarocho group Raíces and artist Iohan Figueroa, discover the culinary delights of the Istmo region, and the history of pulque.

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Volume 4

In this issue we talk to Pepe, maker of Oaxaca’s most famous monos de calenda, artist Mercedes López, and rock band Kaoz Party. We take a leap of faith in the Sierra Norte and discover Oaxaca’s most impressive archaeological sites. We also explore some local sustainability projects and the history of the tlayuda. 

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Volume 3

In this issue we discover Oaxaca’s amazing libraries, the history of cacao, and the the women who make the city’s famous red pottery. We spend a weekend in the Mixteca Alta, find Oaxaca’s best vegetarian food, and talk to Banda del Sur. Sabino Guisu tells us about his project Zapotec Death Poems and we reflect on the history of death through art and the Day of the Dead.

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Volume 2

In this issue we find out how to connect with ourselves through the ancient tradition of the temazcal, visit the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua and the inner-city Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca. We reveal the hidden terraces of Oaxaca and some of the city’s best artist-led galleries, and we talk to Paulina from local band Paulina y El Buscapié.

Read it here.


Volume 1 is not currently available online.


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