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Soundscapes of the Strike in Madre de Dios, April 2014

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Soundscapes of the Strike in Madre de Dios, April 2014

In this video, I combine audio recordings (of strikers chanting, police vehicles, etc.) and photography from fieldwork in Puerto Maldonado with a short original composition (nylon string acoustic, bamboo flute, tabla drum) to depict the escalation of protests in the city as the regional strike in Madre de Dios progressed into its third week in April 2014. We are now completing day 23.

Toward the end of last week it was no longer safe for me to document activities on the streets, so the second half of the video contains imagery mostly from a great local news source, La Revista Madre de Dios (see here for originals + commentary: https://www.facebook.com/larevista.mdd?fref=ts), and a few images from RPP Noticias.

Please see my recent ‘note from the field’ https://theobrero.com/2014/04/12/why-civil-society-is-on-strike/ for more information about the strike

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One thought on “Soundscapes of the Strike in Madre de Dios, April 2014

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