Was in Jamaika das Soundsystem ist, ist in Kolumbien das Pico! Bunt bemalte Boxentürme prägen das Bild der kolumbianischen Partylandschaft. Jedes Pico identifiziert sich neben der Musikauswahl stark über die hanbemalten Boxentürme.
Soundsystem - Colombian Style!
Mit "El Volcán" El Orgullo de Berlin
präsentieren wir Euch das erste und bisher einzige Picó Party der Stadt. Mit den besten Dj's der Szene & Live Percussion steht hier eine ganz besondere Nacht voller Tropischer Grooves an!
Dazu gibt es ein Live Screening of Documentary Film "Los Reyes Criollos de la Champeta / The Creole Kings of Champeta" by Lucas Silva and Sergio Arria, live percussion und Caribbean Snacks!
Champeta - Palenque - Afro - Latin - Folclor & Tropical Sounds
*** Los reyes criollos de la Champeta. The creole Kings of Champeta***
Director: Lucas Silva/ Sergio Arria / 1997 / 30 min /Spanisch with English Subt.
This documentary tells the story of the CHAMPETA or CREOLE TERAPIA, one of the most innovative, ignored and marginalized musical kinds of Colombia and perhaps of Latin America. This musical movement, which mixes African rhythms like Soukouss from Congo (ex-Zaire), Mbaqanga from South Africa and Highlife from Ghana-Nigeria, with rhythms of the French and English Speaking West Indies (Haïtian "Compass ", Socca, Calypso, and Reggae), runs as a Master on dancers 'feet all along the Colombian Atlantic Coast, from Turbo to Riohacha. Born in the black districts from Cartagena de Indias at the end of the Seventies, and in villages like Palenque de San Basilio, this Afro-Colombian rhythm, made popular by some fish salesmen, shoeshiners and self-educated musicians of popular origin, is going to extent and to conquer all the country thanks to its West-Indian and Colombian rhythms.
Picó Party with / Fiesta Picotera con
* ORL (Muzzicaltrips)
Aurel Orl Muzzicaltrips DJ Orl, is One of the pioneers of tropical music in Lyon, co-founder of the Palmwine Records collective, accomplice of Emile Omar and his Tropical Discoteq, tireless researcher of old vinyls from Africa, Caribbean, Latin America. Orl writes his blog muzzicaltrips, in which he shares and references a large part of his findings for those of us who are in this tireless search for sounds, history and flavor.
* Dj Nomad (Africaine 808/ Vulkandance Records/ Kréyol)
Nomad is one of the most well respected Tropical DJ's and Record Collectors in the world. Besides being the founder of Vulkandance and being one half of the Music Project AFRICAINE 808, he is co-founder of Kréyol. He's one of the biggest collectors of African and Tropical Dancemusic in Europe, and a worldwide reknown expert on West African as well as Southafrican Soul, Funk and Disco.
* La Kobra Tropical (Colombia)
Hailing from Cali, Colombia- capital of Salsa and a little piece of heaven on earth- Luis Antonio Delgado A.K.A. La Kobra Tropical is one of the most prolific record hunters on the Latin side of the world. A core member of the "Guaqueros" group (along with 'Frente Cumbiero' member Mario Galeano) La Kobra's DJ sets avoid clichés and instead reach deep inside the history of cultural encounters with one goal in mind: To make you dance.
* Edna Martinez (Prende la Vela/ Latinarab/ Kréyol)
Edna Martinez grew up in Cartagena de Indias, in the colombian caribbean which influence her musical selection: African organic rhythms, Tropical sounds, Champeta, Cumbia, Latin and even Arabic folklore. She is an artist, creator and organizer of cultural events like "Prende la Vela" that faithfully recreate the Afro-Latin culture in Berlin, "Latinarab", and co-founder of "Kréyol" and she is also a lover of records and dancing. https://www.mixcloud.com/edna-martinez/
* ERIC OWUSU (live percussion)
Eric Owusu is from Ghana and plays at the Pat Thomas & Kashibu Area Band, Africaine 808 and has also played with Ebo Taylor and Gyedu - Blay- Ambolley