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endless noise

Mexico is …

A pedal-driven noise cart dedicated to dubious political pronouncements accompanied by catchy tunes in Candelaria, Campeche..

…a very, very…

The deserted village square of Pejelagarto is blasted by music. My enquiries revealed that some civic announcements would probably be made later in the day.

… noisy place.

An tiny food stall behind this blue shed in Don Samuel, Campeche, is responsible for the viciously distorted tunes blaring from the single speaker high above. The noise can be heard several kilometres away.

Unfortunately – or, alternatively, perhaps fortunately – the quality of my mini-sound recorder doesn’t give a very accurate idea of the volume these speakers give out.

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Francesca Coles | December 7, 2010 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    Thanks for that quirky cacophonous posting – it brought a smile to my face. I’ll remember to pack my earplugs if I ever head off to Mexico!

  2. priscilla | December 8, 2010 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    i always loved the whistle of the carrito de camotes.

    pc xx

  3. Kelly | December 12, 2010 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    what? no mention of the song? you know the one. we just can’t seem to get enough…

    we really are ships passing in the night. just passed the road leading to the frontera crossing the other day. was envisioning a mirage of you coming towards us from the other direction.

    happy pedaling…

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