Graham Reid | | <1 min read
When I first heard Fatima al Qadiri in 2017 I was thinking of how the music industry (or at least the PR arm of it) tries to get cut-through into the increasingly short-term atention span of the media ... and maybe by extension the people who actually might listen and buy the "product".
Especially in the category of "world muisic".
This woman -- born in Senegal, raised in Kuwait, graduating in NYC as a multi-media arts practioner and more after that -- struck me as way, way beyond any convenient pigeon-holing.
And she drew her ideas from UK grime and China and even more . . .
So, go figure!
I called her album "post-world music".
My article about all of that input/output, questioning of categories (I start with New Zealand's Aaradhna before probing world music) and marketing etc is here.
My art tried to reflect art Vs commodification, the traditional Vs the industrial with reference to China in the 21st century.
For other Art by Elsewhere go here.