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PICO: Un parlante de África en América

10 Oct 2020 — 20 Dec 2020
PICO: Un parlante de África en América  is a new programme of sonic inquiry led by artists Invernomuto and Jim C. Nedd that examines the tradition of picós: vivid, technicolour, wooden structures housing powerful sound systems, which turbocharge street parties, bars and restaurants across the Afro-Colombian cities of Barranquilla and Cartagena.
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PICO: Getsemani

20 Nov 2020
DJ and artist Edna Martinez takes us on an Afro-Caribbean musical journey focused on the roots which connect us with others and to our origins. Starting with music from Getsemani in Cartagena to the Caribbean and beyond.

Patrons Programme

Auto Italia invites you to join our Member and Exhibitions Circle programmes to invest in our community of artists and directly support our programme of exhibitions and live events.
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PICO: El Paquito Efectivo

06 Nov 2020
Picotero and record collector Don Alirio creates this new video mix as a homage to his native neighbourhood in Barranquilla and its sound systems, music and dances.

Young Artists Programme

Our free to access digital art workshops, local gallery tours and higher education progression mentoring for young people ages 14 to 18 in Tower Hamlets.
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PICO: Bass Culture

30 Oct 2020
Beginning with Linton Kwesi Johnson's poem 'Bass Culture' this mix by artist and DJ Rabz Lansiquot, takes us on a journey across 30 years of Grime, UK Funky, Broken Beat and Dubstep.
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PICO: Sound Systems, World Beat and Diasporan Identity in Cartagena, Colombia

13 Nov 2020
Anthropologist Deborah Pacini Hernandez explores musical forms in a globalised world and the simultaneously powerful, vexing, and stimulating relationship between hybridity, music, and identity.