Barrio/Baryo Sound System

Barrio/Baryo Sound System

Sound, performance, and community come together for a free Block Party with Next Wave Festival 2018.

Next Wave Festival 2018 presents a free block party - Barrio/Baryo Sound System.

Sound system parties are more than just dancing — it’s where culture is given space for public expression. In a collaborative performance event, interdisciplinary artists Lucreccia Quintanilla and Caroline Garcia will takeover Brunswick Mechanics Institute on the final day of the festival.

First originating in Jamaica, the communal neighbourhood sound system has formed a huge part of the cultural ethos of the diaspora, creating new social and cultural spaces through sound. Inspired by the future possibilities of neighbourhood communities, Quintanilla and Garcia draw on their respective Salvadoran and Filipino cultures to present an experimental performance for all ages.

Held on the final day of the Festival, this curated indoor/outdoor installation will activate multiple participatory spaces that speak to the experience of the sound system. This is a family-friendly party that will include live performances, karaoke, board games, movie screenings, food, DJ's and a sunset ritual.


Next Wave Festival
Hanann Al Daqqa, Engagement Officer
Phone: 9329 9422

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