Super selfie with @rufaiart & the kids at The Little Angels Orphanage. I joined Rufai during my last days in Kenya to paint murals on the school walls. Details and footage soon come. #spraycation #creatorsgonecreate #mombasa #kenya #education #communityservice (at Mombasa, Kenya)
Kenyan-born artist Tahir C. Karmali’s “work provides an honorable representation of how Kenyans have
steady used the disownment of their government, and created a culture of
triumph and beauty.
“The philosophy behind ‘Jua Kali’ is what inspired me - it is
this notion that no matter what, we are going to make it work with what
we have around us. The idea that junk and scrap can be repurposed to
create whatever we want.” -Tahir”
“Black punks stand out like a sore throat and their presence can be questioned. In reality, they’ve been present from punk’s heyday with artists like Bad Brains, National Wake and Poly Styrene making history.
Black punks, if anything, are some of the last vanguards of a punk movement that’s been co-opted by the mainstream. They fight two battles: to create their own space inside their punk communities, as well as inside black culture.
Black punks have to reconcile these cultures, and are thus more authentic, rebellious, bold and not afraid to be involved politically.
Punk’s not dead, and these 10 black punk bands show it.”