Pico: un parlante de Africa en America

Biografilm Art&Music

(Stati Uniti / 2017 / 60’)

To know the story of the picos - bulky and colorful sound systems typical of the Colombian tradition - we have to go back to the Sixties. At the time cities as     Barranquilla, Cartagena and Palenque were tradings spots of different technologies and cultural products, such as records from Africa. And in that musical culture we can find the origins of the picos. Interviewing painters, engravers and the most bizarre DJs around the Atlantic Coast, the film retraces the story of an unique artistic phenomenon, of a tradition made by humanity and passions.