Results for Tag #colombia

Investigando con proposito en Urabá, Colombia.

Una rama importante de la investigación de SST en Colombia se concentra en Urabá, en el noroeste del país. Desde el 2021, el colectivo Urabá Sound System está luchando por el reconocimiento del picó (el sistema de sonido autóctono del Caribe colombiano) como una herramienta comunitaria poderosa para fomenter la cohesión social, facilitando el proceso […]

  • Posted on 5 June 2024
  • by Brian D'Aquino
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Sound System Cultures Worldwide Pt.1

The first 2024 blog provides the opportunity to reflect on last year’s achievements and challenges. Starting out on the SST project four years ago we were most familiar with reggae sound systems, based on team members’ research knowledge and experience as owners and MCs. We were only dimly aware of other types of sound system. Now, […]

  • Posted on 16 January 2024
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BIBLIOGRAFÍA PICOTERA Y SOUND SYSTEM EN COLOMBIA: Un acercamiento al estado del arte (II)

El blog de esta semana continúa la exploración de los recursos SST de Colombia ahora disponibles en nuestro sitio web. Luego de habernos presentado los principales temas y corrientes de investigación existentes sobre los picós y sound system colombianos (ver blog anterior), los curadores de la bibliografía JJ Carbonell y Edgar Benítez nos brindan un comentario […]

  • Posted on 15 September 2023
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SST COLOMBIA RESOURCES: AN APPROACH TO THE STATE OF THE ART PT.2

This week’s blog continues the exploration of the Colombia SST Resources now available on our website. After having presented us with the main topics and streams of existing research on Colombian picós and sound systems (see previous blog), bibliography curators JJ Carbonell and Edgar Benitez provides us with a very useful commentary on the features, issues […]

  • Posted on 15 September 2023
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BIBLIOGRAFÍA PICOTERA Y SOUND SYSTEM EN COLOMBIA: UN ACERCAMIENTO AL ESTADO DEL ARTE (I)

Realizar investigaciones de SST literalmente en todo el mundo no es una tarea fácil. Para que el proyecto sea más manejable, hemos identificado países o regiones que albergan escenas de TSM particularmente ricas, sofisticadas, antiguas o no investigadas. Para explorar cada una de estas regiones o países, trabajamos con investigadores y profesionales locales que tienen […]

  • Posted on 7 September 2023
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SST COLOMBIA RESOURCES: AN APPROACH TO THE STATE OF THE ART PT.1  

Doing SST research literally across the globe is not an easy task. To keep the project more manageable we have identified specific countries or regions that are home to particularly rich, sophisticated, long-standing or unresearched SST scenes. To scope out each one of these regions or countries, we work with local researchers and practitioners who have […]

  • Posted on 7 September 2023
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Colombia Fieldnotes pt.2

This is the second blog reporting on the early stage of the ongoing SST research in Colombia (read the first one here). Here the focus is on the music – as it is for practitioners, professionals, and aficionados who gravitate in and around picotero culture. The shared passion for the music can prompt change in performance […]

  • Posted on 9 June 2023
  • by Brian D'Aquino
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SST Colombia Fieldnotes pt.1 

This is the first in a series of blogs documenting the ongoing SST research in Colombia, mainly focused on picó culture.  Not claiming to be comprehensive or authoritative, what follows is rather the result of several conversations, meet ups, and explorations that happened over a preliminary research trip in December 2022 aimed precisely at doing […]

  • Posted on 23 May 2023
  • by Brian D'Aquino
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Sonando con propósito en el distrito portuario de Turbo

Este blog es la segunda iteración de una serie de ensayos fotográficos que documentan las actividades en curso llevadas a cabo por las fuerzas locales en la región colombiana de Urabá con el propósito de preservar, nutrir y mejorar la cultura picotera local que se ha visto gravemente afectada por la violencia estructural y la […]

  • Posted on 1 February 2023
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Playing with Purpose in the Port District of Turbo

This blog is the second iteration in a series of photo essays documenting the ongoing activities carried out by local forces in the Colombian region of Urabà with the purpose of preserving, nurturing and enhancing the local picotera culture which has been heavily affected by structural violence and government repression. […]

  • Posted on 1 December 2022
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El Picó. In Search of One’s Own Sound

A unique Colombian SST, the picó consists in one or more large speaker boxes, hosting one or more drivers, beautifully hand-painted with colourful artworks representing the name of each unique set, mainly blasting African music such as soukous, highlife and makossa, among other genres. SST welcomes new bloggers José Camilo Ríos Alarcón and Adriana Alexandra Ayala […]

  • Posted on 25 May 2022
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Urabá Sound System: Playing with Purpose

“Urabá Sound System: Sounding with Purpose” has been an “encuentro picotero” (a picós meeting), held from July the 2nd to July the 4th, 2021 in the Municipality of Apartadó, in Urabá Antioqueño – Colombia. The event included musical and cultural sessions, such as discussions on the context, history and challenges of the picó culture, and a “memory carousel” […]

  • Posted on 19 October 2021
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Urabá sound system. Sonando con propósito (Español)

El encuentro URABÁ SOUNDSYSTEM sonando con propósito, se llevó a cabo los días 2,3 y 4 de julio de 2021 en el Municipio de Apartadó, en el Urabá antioqueño – Colombia.  Se realizaron conversatorios sobre el contexto, historia y desafíos de la cultura picotera, un carrusel de la memoria donde se compartieron fotografías, discos, emociones y se produjeron documentos con la intención de demostrar la sistematicidad, pertinencia y eficacia de la práctica picotera como un escenario de construcción de paz. […]

  • Posted on 19 October 2021
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