Freestylee Artist without Borders
Tues 4 September, 6pm
Mykaell Riley, Programme Director, Black Music Research Unit, University of Westminster discusses Jamaican and Jamaican inspired music in Britain as heritage since the 50s. Riley’s talk will encompass; recognising what it is and new ways of interpreting it, utilising Michael Thompson’s art work and exhibition “Freestylee Artist without Borders” currently on display at The Drum.
Mykaell S Riley has had a career in music for over thirty years, starting out with Steel Pulse, who went on to win a Grammy. Over the years he has performed, produced, managed and consulted on many successful artists and their projects.
Thursday 13th Sept 2012
School of Art, 6pm
Knit graffiti artist Sara Fowles and Craftspace’s Director Deirdre Figueiredo discuss Knit 2 Together, commissioned by Kalaboration and inspired by the colours of the Olympics, Jamaican, US and UK flags. This ambitious project has seen the façade of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery covered with the knitting of over 400 individuals and enthusiasts from local communities.