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Arts Canteen presents
Vibrations: Kuwait to Jamaica
Thursday 3 May
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In a nutshell
A screening of Zahed Sultan’s documentary ‘Vibrations’ along with a panel talk and short performance.
The film traces the steps of Zahed Sultan, Kuwaiti multimedia artist and social entrepreneur, who's grassroots approach to work in social causes and music are the inspiration for a recording project that takes him to uncharted territory - Jamaica. The film reveals Zahed’s approach to re-imagining the folk music traditions of Kuwait and his journey to discover the roots of Jamaica's musical and societal heritage – with a cast of characters he meets along the way who help him realize the unlikely bridges that exist between two seemingly disparate cultures – ties that remind us of our shared struggles as people and our ability to empower ourselves in a rapidly changing world.
After the screening Zahed will then host a panel talk in more detail about the film and the cultural themes and societal issues raised.
As part of the talk Zahed will also perform 3-4 songs from the film with a guest musician.
Zahed Sultan is a Kuwaiti-Indian multimedia artist and social entrepreneur. His work seeks to further the idea of community through social impact programs and collaborative art projects. His work has been licensed for television and film. He has received attention for his audio-visual and dance performances which have been presented internationally.
Arts Canteen introduces emerging and successful artists in both the visual arts and music from the Middle East to the United Kingdom.
What people are saying
‘His pieces are made up of intricate arrangements that take just the right amount of time to reveal themselves.’
‘He goes meta – experiencing the crowd, experiencing him.’
‘Thematically, the lyrics expound on the state of relationships and the issues of social development.’
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix matters as it champions a diverse range of work and resists mainstream pressures in order to provide an essential platform for alternative, cross-disciplinary projects.'
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 16+
This event is wheelchair accessible.