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mapping the Brazilian sound system culture

Brazil can lay claim to possibly the richest and most diverse SST scenes and cultures anywhere in the world. Our projects plans to research this is depth and detail. So we are very pleased to publish this interview with Dani Pimenta, co-founder of the Feminine Hi-Fi collective as well as the Mapa Sound System Brazil […]

  • Posted on 26 January 2022
  • by SST Team
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‘Punishment park’: Notes on the Teknival ‘des musiques interdites’

Tekno sound systems are a part of those Sonic Street Technologies that have been most severely affected by the health restriction measures around the world. In this respect, while streaming music events are a valuable type of experience, they cannot substitute for collective and intensive sound experiences of these physical spaces of expression and sociability, […]

  • Posted on 19 January 2022
  • by Guest Author
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Reflections on SST’s first researchers’ community meeting

As a research assistant to the Sonic Street Technologies team, the idea for researchers’ community meetings was to start to find a gauge for the embodied quality of the research that is emerging in the conversations that we have been having with fellow researchers and others over the course of the year. My initial draw […]

  • Posted on 12 January 2022
  • by Aadita Chaudhury
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Reflections on SST’s first researchers’ community meeting

As a research assistant to the Sonic Street Technologies team, the idea for researchers’ community meetings was to start to find a gauge for the embodied quality of the research that is emerging in the conversations that we have been having with fellow researchers and others over the course of the year. My initial draw […]

  • Posted on 12 January 2022
  • by Aadita Chaudhury
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The UWI’s Upcoming Global Reggae Conference and its History

SST is excited to be partnering with the Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit for the 7th Global Reggae Conference, to be held at University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, between 16 and 19 of February, 2022.  Over the last fifteen years […]

  • Posted on 16 November 2021
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Sonic map

The SST Sonic Map aims to provide an extensive coverage of different SSTs operating across the globe by focusing on the three main elements which make an SST: the sound technologies employed, the crew which operates them, and the environment in which they operate. By building an interactive, user-friendly and intuitive database, the scope is that of giving exposure to the diverse but equally vibrant street sonic cultures, allowing comparison between different SST, fostering mutual recognition and cross-fertilization between practitioners and aficionados from different backgrounds, and providing fellow researchers and academic institutions with a glimpse of what is currently happening out on the streets. The Sonic Map is an open-project which relies on the crucial collaboration of the SST communities involved. If you know, own or operate an SST which is not currently listed on the map, or if you notice some amendments needed in an existing entry, please contribute!

Sonic Street Technologies (SST) is a European Research Council (ERC) funded research project (2021 – 2025)

The project aims to map the distribution and history of these SST worldwide; to investigate the social, economic and cultural conditions from which they are born; and to achieve a deeper understanding of the nature of technology itself and its uses for social and economic progress.