Edna Martinez, 20 November 2020
Jim C. Nedd, shot in Baranquilla, 2020⁠⠀

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.

For this weeks pico digital commission, we are sharing an all vinyl selection by Edna Martinez.

Edna Martinez is a DJ / Selector and artist from the Colombian Caribbean based in Berlin. Her musical selection is linked to her artistic research exploring autobiographical migratory routes. The concept of resistance plays an important role in her artistic practice. As a result, her mixes deliver a mixture of Tropical, African rhythms, Latin grooves, folklore and poly rhythmic music from the Caribbean, the Arab world and beyond.

In this vinyl selection Edna presents us with an Afro-Caribbean musical journey – a picotera and verbenera selection focused on the roots – a return to origin that simultaneously connects us with others and with who we are. The selection starts with an emblematic song from a Cartagena neighborhood (Getsemani) and travels through the Antillean Caribbean, dialogues with Africa, and closes with Afro-Colombian rhythms.

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