Sound System Outernational

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Sound System Outernational is an ongoing initiative of practitioners and researchers, in association with Goldsmiths, University of London, dedicated to recognizing, stimulating and supporting sound system culture worldwide

There are more sound systems in operation around the world than ever before, more women’s sound systems, more aficionados, more practitioners and more interest across different countries around the globe. Goldsmiths is located in SE London, a historic centre of the capital’s sound system culture. 

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Sound System Outernational creates spaces for dance and discussion. We organize events to bring together:

  • Practitioners and researchers: we believe the ways of knowing of a popular culture and the knowledge systems of the academy have a lot to learn from each other
  • Past, present and future sound system culture: intergenerational conversations strengthen our culture and ensure its future
  • Technologies, aesthetics and politics: to understand the culture’s numerous forms, styles and media of creative expression

Our founder members are: Brian D’Aquino (Bababoom HiFi, Universita D’Orientale, Italy), Leo Vidigal (Deskareggae, UFMG, Brazil), Eliete Mejorado (Slum Dunk, Tetine, Brazil), Bruno Verner (Goldsmiths, Tetine, Brazil) Vincent Moystad (Goldsmiths) Julian Henriques (Goldsmiths)


Collaborators & Associates

Our partners (in alphabetical order) includes:

Our academic institution associates include:

  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Universita D’Orientale, Naples, Italy
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

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