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More Mogya Vinyl Cover, audio-based works from acoustic-based Highlife sounds.

KARST awarded funding for international digital collaboration

KARST has been awarded funding to research a digital solution to international artistic collaboration restrictions because of the Covid-19 epidemic.

KARST will receive money from the British Council Arts Digital Collaboration Fund to research the development of a collaborative digital platform that aims to preserve and interpret Highlife’s legacy, reinventing it for a new generation of musicians and audiences in Ghana and internationally.

Highlife is a music genre that originated in the early 20th century in present-day Ghana. It uses traditional Akan music’s melodic and main rhythmic structures but is played with Western instruments. Characterised by horns and multiple guitars, in the 1970s it acquired an uptempo, synth-driven sound.

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Never Saw A Wild Thing Sorry For Itself by Andreea Anghel

Plymouth Contemporary Open Announcement

KARST is excited to continue its partnership with The Arts Institute and The Box, Plymouth, for the Plymouth Contemporary open 2021.

We invite artists to submit up to two artworks for consideration in response to the theme of ‘Making It’. Open up, interrogate, unpick and shake out what it means to ‘make it’ in your contemporary art practice.

This open submission exhibition encourages and supports new ideas and a risk-taking approach across all art forms.

For more info and on how to apply – https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/…/plymouth-contemporary-2021

Image – Never Saw A Wild Thing Sorry For Itself by Andreea Anghel