Soundsystem Giants: El Gran Mono x Heartical Hi-Powa
Melbourne’s original reggae and dub soundsystem Heartical Hi-Powa will meet Colombian picó sound system, El Gran Mono, in a world-first cultural exchange for the Due West Arts Festival Closing Night event!
Since it’s conception in 2002, Heartical Hi-Powa has made a significant contribution to Australia’s musical landscape. In 2018, Melbourne also became home to El Gran Mono – the first picó sound system built outside Colombia. This event will bring together both Caribbean influenced sound system styles, for a day dedicated to sharing the music and cultures, that birthed these two unique local icons.
Featuring El Gran Mono, Cassawarrior (PBS/Glastonbury), Carlo Xavier (Sabrosa/Analog Africa), Jolie de Vogue (Cheata Cheatah), Prince Bastard (Black Star Collective Colombia) with MC Clandestino (Tekwani), and Heartical Hi-Powa. Stryka D at the controls with MCs Stick Mareebo and Jah Tung.
Presented by El Gran Mono and Heartical Hi-Powa.
Image by Aaron Ponnudurai.