Introducing CHAMPETA-TRONIX (CYGM) [COLOMBIA]


 

The latest hits!  The newest sound!

Champeta Classics meet modern DJ technology…

CHAMPETA-TRONIX

(Loko Cua Cua Champetuo & Mackboogaloo)

Promoting Afro-Latino Unity via CHAMPETA youth culture!

 

 

¡Los últimos éxitos! ¡El sonido más nuevo!

Champeta Classics se une a la moderna tecnología de DJ…

CHAMPETA-TRONIX

(Loko Cua Cua Champetuo y Mackboogaloo)

¡Promoviendo la unidad afrolatina a través de la cultura juvenil CHAMPETA!

 

Background: Picos (sound systems) are vital communal social settings for CHAMPETA culture that is popular on the main coastal cities of Barranquilla, Cartagena and Santa MartaJamaican-inspired handmade & brightly-colored speaker structures appeared in Colombia in the 50’s.  When African & Caribbean music swept through the region during the 70’s & 80’s, the picos played a vital role in building a collective Afro-Latino identity for these coastal people of mixed ancestry.  Music imports arrived to the Atlantic Coast via visiting sailors from overseas. They exchanged & traded records to the local pico owners who especially prided themselves upon possessing exclusive “rare” records from the African continent that they could highlight at their CHAMPETA parties. 

 

Antecedentes: Los picos (sistemas de sonido) son entornos sociales comunales vitales para la cultura CHAMPETA que es popular en las principales ciudades costeras de Barranquilla, Cartagena y Santa Marta. Estructuras de altavoces de colores brillantes y hechas a mano de inspiración jamaicana aparecieron en Colombia en los años 50. Cuando la música africana y caribeña se extendió por la región durante los años 70 y 80, los picos jugaron un papel vital en la construcción de una identidad afrolatina colectiva para esta gente costera de ascendencia mixta. Las importaciones de música llegaron a la costa atlántica a través de los marineros visitantes del extranjero. Intercambiaron e intercambiaron registros con los propietarios de pico locales que se enorgullecían especialmente de poseer registros exclusivos “raros” del continente africano que podían destacar en sus fiestas CHAMPETA.

 

 

LOKO CUA CUA CHAMPETUO is a DJ/music producer representing the CHAMPETA pikotera (sound system) culture of Afro-Colombians in Santa Marta.

LOKO CUA CUA CHAMPETUO is a part of the Santa Marta ULTIMO HIT family (DJ crew), and former administrator for the ULTIMO HIT pico, which was built in 1966 by the hands of its original owner, Oscar Osorio Fula.  This is the oldest pico in the city!  Ultimo Hit always delivers the “latest hits” and musical revelation (truth) without comparison.

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Kogi… 2nd Warning to the World… we didn’t listen [documentary]

 

This documentary, “Aluna”, was the world’s second introduction to the Kogi, a remote indigenous Colombian tribe, and their crucial follow-up message to the world about the serious negative consequences of modern man’s way of existing on this Earth.

Aluna means “conscience” aka Conscious!

The Kogi’s first documentary, “From the Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers’ Warning – Kogi Message to Humanity”, was released in 1992. This “Aluna” documentary was made because the Kogi felt that the world didn’t listen to their first message (warning). Please listen now!

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Kogi… Message (Warning) to the World [documentary]

 

This documentary, “From the Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers’ Warning – Kogi Message to Humanity”, was the world’s primary introduction to the Kogi, a remote indigenous Colombian tribe, and their crucial message to the world about the serious negative consequences of modern man’s way of existing on this Earth. It was originally released in 1992.

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