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Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning

August 23 2019 , Written by Paul Reid Published on #art, #paul reid, #exhibition, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2019

Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning

Visiting Gus of Ba Khem Arts this week in Shoreditch was a real highpoint for me. This talented young Brother really had me thinking. I arrived with no expectations really, just open I suppose to see what the Brother has going on but I left lifted and thinking how fortunate I was to catch this on the last day of his exhibition.

The style of work reminded me of the kind of art you’d see on the front of some iconic album covers from back in the day. A whole bunch of references came flooding back; all brought to life by the explanation from the artist, who fluently talked though each and every piece with a passion.

You could miss this work with a glance but pause for a moment and join the dots up and you’ll see there’s a lot going on here.

As Gus goes about the business of applying thought to canvas, I got an overwhelming sense that he’s channeling. The lived experiences of personal relationships finds a way to be heard through references to ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning. Every piece is conceptual with a suggestion of cultural download.

I was left thinking... Wow! what a wealth of potential and creativity in our community. We really must find ways for this to grow and prosper.

 

Review of Ba Khem Arts by Paul Reid

 

See a selection of Ba Khem Arts work below and his website!!

Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioningBa Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning
Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioningBa Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning
Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning
Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioningBa Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning
Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning
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Soutenons la famille Traoré: Justice pour ADAMA

August 8 2019 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #société, #pétition, #afroculture, #2019

Soutenons la famille Traoré: Justice pour ADAMA

Pourquoi est-il important de soutenir politiquement et financièrement la famille Traoré ? : 

✔️Il y a en tout 10 procédures judiciaires depuis la mort d'Adama Traoré, tué par des gendarmes de Persan, le 19 juillet 2016. 

✔️3 procédures entamées par la famille Traoré pour exiger Vérité et Justice pour Adama. 

⛔️Puis il y a les intimidations contre les frères d'Adama, pour briser la lutte et l'exigence de Justice : 

✖️3 procédures engagées contre Bagui Traoré. 

✖️2 procédures engagées contre Yacouba Traoré. 

✖️2 procédures engagées contre Youssouf Traoré. 

⛔️ L'acharnement s'est aussi traduit par de nombreuses gardes à vue à répétions. Ainsi que par l'emprisonnement de nombreux soutiens du quartier de Boyenval à Beaumont-sur-Oise ! 

🗣Ne restez pas spectateur de cette injustice, ne laissons pas la famille Traoré seule face à cette machine judiciaire 

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