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ELEVATING THE CULTURE OF LOVERS’ ROCK. INTERVIEW WITH COLIN BROWN aka CEEBEE MULTIMEDIA

Sonic street technologies’ relationship with music is organic and two-folded. The music can go from the street sessions and the house parties to the charts, and back again. The case of lovers’ rock is particularly representative. A homegrown British subgenre of reggae infused with soulful melodies and romantic lyrics, since the mid-1970s lovers’ rock found […]

  • Posted on 23 May 2024
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Sound system in CDMX. From Concept to Practice

The global scope of our project allows us to compare different types of sonic street technologies and their scenes. This week’s blog reports on the ongoing SST Mexico research, mapping out the current spread of reggae sound systems in in Mexico City and its relationship with the pre-existing sonidera scene. This home-grown Mexican sonic street […]

  • Posted on 10 May 2024
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Funk: um grito de ousadia e liberdade

A exposição Funk: um grito de ousadia e liberdade visa contextualizar e celebrar a importância do funk brasileiro na história da cultura do Rio de Janeiro e no restante do país, por meio de 900 obras de mais de 100 artistas, a maioria deles ligados às comunidades onde se produz, se toca e se dança […]

  • Posted on 29 April 2024
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ELEVATING THE CULTURE OF LOVERS’ ROCK. INTERVIEW WITH COLIN BROWN aka CEEBEE MULTIMEDIA

Sonic street technologies’ relationship with music is organic and two-folded. The music can go from the street sessions and the house parties to the charts, and back again. The case of lovers’ rock is particularly representative. A homegrown British subgenre of reggae infused with soulful melodies and romantic lyrics, since the mid-1970s lovers’ rock found […]

  • Posted on 23 May 2024
  • by Guest Author
  • Read More

Sound system in CDMX. From Concept to Practice

The global scope of our project allows us to compare different types of sonic street technologies and their scenes. This week’s blog reports on the ongoing SST Mexico research, mapping out the current spread of reggae sound systems in in Mexico City and its relationship with the pre-existing sonidera scene. This home-grown Mexican sonic street […]

  • Posted on 10 May 2024
  • by Guest Author
  • Read More

Sonic map

Launched in September 2022, the Sonic Map aims to provide an extensive coverage of different type of sound systems operating across the globe. It focuses 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. It aims to give exposure to the diverse but equally vibrant street sonic cultures, allow comparison between different SST, foster mutual recognition and cross-fertilisation between practitioners and aficionados from different backgrounds, and provide 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.