Smriti Daniel

Smriti Daniel is a freelance writer based in Sri Lanka. Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera, The Caravan, VICE, and elsewhere. She is a Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Journalism Fellow for 2017.

The de Moyas with El Jude. Clockwise from left: Pacho (in green shirt), Mario, Mario Jr., and Eduardo (seated).

Your Raves Have Nothing on Colombia's 'Picós'

Once frowned on by authorities, dance parties centered on thumping sound systems are slowly going mainstream.