Don Alirio, 06 November 2020
Painting: William Gutiérrez

In conjunction with our exhibition PICO: Un parlante de África en América we’re sharing a weekly series of online commissions by a global group of visual and sonic practitioners. This series maps Afro-Diasporic visual and sonic practices as both an outcome and facilitator of cultures of resistance.

Our latest digital commission is by Don Alirio, picotero and record collector based in Medellín, Colombia. Latin American and African music is at the core of his practice, mixing the two to create a sonic homage to his native neighbourhood in Barranquilla, its popular dances and sound systems.