Arts Canteen presents "Vibrations" 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.
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.’
Please note that this show is suitable for ages 16+.