MEDIA / MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN




A collection of media and press on EL GRAN MONO and picó sound system culture.

DOCUMENTARIES
Inside Colombia’s Technicolor Picó Soundsystem Culture
A short film behind the scenes of Colombia's turbo-charged Caribbean-influenced picò sound system culture. Directed by OKOU Cavé and produced by SocietyFilms for The Vinyl Factory.

Picó: El Documental (The Documentary)
Essential, award winning Colombian documentary on the ‘Caribbean Music Machine’ from LaPost Estudio and Panoramika (English subtitles). 

PODCASTS
All Ears Episode 4: That Picó Sound!
This episode looks at the distinct music and cultural diaspora that created picó, the power of music to connect people and bridge class divides, and Colombia’s increasing connection to Australia. Featuring interviews with EL GRAN MONO co-creators Tom Noonan, and Johnny El Pajaro.

PRESS
ABC News Australia - Pico Sound Systems Being Forced Abroad (September 2018)
Some of the factors influencing local government opposition to picó culture in Colombia.

Broadsheet - Verbena Picótera (December 2018)
The launch of EL GRAN MONO at Whiteheart Bar in Melbourne, Australia.

WEBSITES
William “El Maestro” Gutierrez
Focus by the Fukafra blog on the expert artist behind EL GRAN MONO and many of the greatest picó sound systems of Colombia.

Fabian Altahona Romera’s Africolombia
Fabian is a central figure in picó culture, and his Africolombia is an essential source of information.


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