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    Found these photos of some of the famous picos (peaks/mountains) that used to blast latin jazz, descargas, afro, cumbia, champeta and salsa at open air dances in Colombian cities.

    http://acbia.wordpress.com/2009/12/2...-sound-system/

    I'm digging El Fidel and El Coreano, but El Gran Fredy looks like the maximum soundboy.
    Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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    More mighty stacks, please.
    Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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        the Healing of the Nation sound system, Helsinki



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        Last edited by Hayes; 22-02-2010, 04:33 PM.
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          Originally posted by the real hayes View Post
          the Healing of the Nation sound system, Helsinki

          phwooar
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            Watch your bassbins for this, im tellin ya
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              ...and then there was the Grateful Dead

              "Ridicule is nothing to be scared of"

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                Originally posted by babycart View Post
                phwooar
                it were proper!
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                  Originally posted by the real hayes View Post
                  I can remember seeing the On U Sound collective, Sherwood, Clail, Stewart et al in the early 90's in a small hall in Nottingham and they turned up with a sound system just like that. In such a small space, the bass hit you with such ferocity it about took the fillings out of yer teeth.
                  If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

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                    Id be happy with these

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                      Originally posted by Sie Vulture View Post
                      I can remember seeing the On U Sound collective, Sherwood, Clail, Stewart et al in the early 90's in a small hall in Nottingham and they turned up with a sound system just like that. In such a small space, the bass hit you with such ferocity it about took the fillings out of yer teeth.
                      I liked it when the trebly piano and hi-hat sounds 'rain' on you while you're being kicked to fuck by Sly and Robbie.

                      The Colombian systems seem to put their tweeters down low and up-front, though, maybe because they go for much more trebly percussive timbale piano and brass sounds
                      Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                        Regards,
                        Here are a few photographs.
                        for example this is an image created by an artist and great friend of Barranquilla Colombia, his name is Dairo Barriosnuevos. this image represents "Las Bervenas" (The Bervenas) of the 70s and 80s.

                        Las Bervenas: are parties organized in the southern neighborhoods of Barranquilla, is equal to a nightclub but homeless in the light of the night and very low cost where people gather to listen to music, usually classical (African, Colombians Cumbia, Salsa , Calypso, Rege, Champeta, Afro Beat and more...)



                        The following pictures are of some current peaks there are a few that have their original form, and other at changes as the technology and other aspects. some to not lose their excencia "The picture"















                        Fabian Altahona Romero
                        Barranquilla Colombia
                        http://acbia.wordpress.com/

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                          Originally posted by Africolombia View Post


                          Marvellous stuff - many thanks. Good to see Carlos Valderrama looking his most leonine

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                            Wow! thanks Africolombia - I've been a fan of your blog for some time, and it was the only place that explained the obvious African influences on bands like Wganda Kenya, Afrosound etc .

                            It was a Colombian who runs my local internet cafe who first mentioned the picos to me. I found this article by Nelson Garica online, but that was all until you added the page to your blog.

                            I really hope this scene gets a lot more coverage, as it seems just as fascinating as the more famous Jamaican sound-system scene. I've heard 'sonido currambero' mixes where they play lps at 45rpm, and which have an amazing mix of tunes from Colombia, the US, Guadeloupe and many other places.

                            the art work on the speakers is wonderful, too

                            many thanks
                            Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                              Tom B,
                              Yes, it is correct is the image of the great player soccer Colombian Carlos "El Pibe Valderrama" This Picó pays tribute to him

                              babycart,
                              the link of the article by Nelson Garcia, does not work.



                              Fabian Altahona Romero
                              Barranquilla Colombia

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