Los Alabaos

We were scouting locations to produce a short music video about Los Alabaos, the Afro-Colombian funeral singers who lead the deceased into death. We were told about Monte Casino, the abandoned compound of Carlos CastaƱo Gil, progenitor of Colombia’s extreme right paramilitary movement. In its heyday Monte Casino was Gil’s opulent home and military command center. It also housed a cocaine processing lab and a dungeon where enemies were tortured and executed- and reputedly fed to a lion.

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