Results for Tag #Picos

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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Sounding with a 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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Introduction to Sound System Culture in Melbourne

The history of sound system culture in Melbourne (and indeed Australia), is rich and diverse, yet on a continent largely dominated by rock music it has received little attention from the media or scholars [1].  Meanwhile, over the last decade more than a dozen sound systems have been built in Melbourne alone, a city of 5 million inhabitants which has prided itself […]

  • Posted on 25 October 2021
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Urabá Sound System: Sounding 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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