Text: Camila Álvarez. Photos Courtesy of De Juepuchas An increasing number of Colombian musical artists are mining the country’s rich and somewhat undiscovered cultural depths; Jack correspondent Camila Álvarez recently sat down with De Juepuchas, one of the best examples of this movement. help
Text and Photography by Josh Weiss Los Angeles based Josh Weiss (aka DJ Gozar) traveled to Barranquilla, Colombia for a story on the colorful picó sound system culture, and the part it has played in maintaining the Atlantic Coast’s musical connection to Africa and the Caribbean.
Text: Robin Finley. Photography: Metraphotography No, not that type of hardcore! Think guys with chest tattoos, feverish growling, straight-edge X-covered fists pounding to the rhythm of heavy thundering guitars mixed in with the not-so-pleasant olfactory experience of sweat and adrenaline. search
By Robin Finley. Photography by Carlos Andres “radheyo” It’s official: urban dance has made a permanent move from the local streets and into the hearts of people around the world. terms
Jack Media – Lanzamiento Levi’s Music from Jack Magazine on Vimeo. Here at Jack we are particularly interested in discovering new Colombian music be it neo-folkloric, cumbia, reggaeton, whatever. After producing 88 radio shows of Jack Radio on 101.9FM we joined forces with Levi’s to curate the Levi’s Music online portal. The project was established to promote local and emerging artists from [...]
Altavoz is the big international three day music festival held each year in Medellin. For 2011 the three day concert reported over 70,000 attendees. Last night, the last night of the concert, there was a logistical breakdown which led to a clash between the police and thousands of concert goers. Looking at Altavoz forums on social media sites there are differing opinions [...]
By Pamela Ospina. Photography: Picinic Fotografia Crew Peligrosos take the stage as light and color fill the room. Heads bob to the beat and words roll off the tongue; the kids in the barrio watch every move and see what they long to become. Hip hop is comprised of 4 basic elements: MCs (Rappers), Deejays, B-Boys/B-Girls, and Graffiti artists. These [...]
Interview by Jeff Guerra. Photos by Marco Durango The DJ is a hungry animal, constantly in search of new and inspiring sounds to share. Thanks to a vibrant music blog community this search is now more international than ever, leading to such unlikely phenomena as weekly salsa nights in Japan and raging hip-hop clubs in Norway. New York-based DJs/Producers Geko [...]
Medellin, Colombia stays fresh with Hip Hop where local breakdancing crews dedicate a Sunday afternoon to a B-boy competition in Barrio Milagrosa.
By Sonya Fierst. Photos courtesy of Carolina Londoño, Andres Kaelin, Wes MacHardy Colombia’s love affair with tango dates back to the earlier half of the 20th century. Its popularity originally spread in 1935 when the godfather of tango, Carlos “El Mago” Gardel, died in a plane crash at Medellin’s Olaya Herrera airport. Gardel’s precipitous death left a legacy of nostalgic [...]