Archive for April, 2009
Date: Saturday 2nd May 2009
Graffiti artist, Mohammed Ali, aka Aerosol Arabic, has teamed up with Birmingham phenomenon Drop Beats Not Bombs for what promises to be an exceptional bank holiday special on Saturday 2nd May.
Drop Beats Not Bombs was started as a bi-annual music and art event aimed at raising consciousness of unjust military activity throughout the world (following the illegal invasion of Iraq).
Ali was the focus of a recent BBC Newsnight special and has gained significant reputation throughout the Midlands and beyond as a graffiti artist who is unashamedly forthright with his art – commonly depicting injustices committed around the world. He has created his unique street murals as far afield as New York, Toronto and Melbourne.
All artists, musicians and DJ’s perform for free with any proceeds going to anti war charities. The focus of this year’s May promotion is the intolerable internecine which has continued to flourish since the creation of the state of Israel.
Ali and a team of 15 graffiti artists will be working live on a large scale piece which will be running the length of Adderley Street between The Rainbow and Upper Trinity Street, in Digbeth, Birmingham.
Work will commence Saturday daytime from 1pm onwards – all members of the public are welcome to come along and support the work and will continue into the night – at a point when the event is open to ticket holders only.
For more information contact Kent Davis at Drop Beats Not Bombs.
Tel: 07747 037 821
NOTE FROM MOHAMMED ALI:
Before the raving starts at night, I will be outa there!!
A short ten minute feature on BBC newsnight broadcast on April 21st 2009.