African Street Art Report

Colorful, creative, inspiring: The world of African street art

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September 27, 2013 — Updated 1129 GMT (1929 HKT)
To celebrate the best of African street art, CNN iReport asked for your submissions of the beautiful, political, or just plain fun.<!-- --><br /><br />
</br>South African graffiti artist FALKO1 sent images of his striking work on walls in and around Cape Town. <!-- --><br /><br />
</br> To celebrate the best of African street art, CNN iReport asked for your submissions of the beautiful, political, or just plain fun.
South African graffiti artist FALKO1 sent images of his striking work on walls in and around Cape Town.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • African street art includes graffiti, inspiring murals, painted shop fronts
  • It provides an outlet for political voices and local culture
  • Cape Town is home to a thriving graffiti scene with a social message

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(CNN) — Street art has forever been a vibrant tool of personal expression manifesting in a variety of unique ways. In Africa it comes in the form of beautifully painted shop fronts, alternative methods of political campaigning and striking murals designed to inspire.

To celebrate the best of African street art, CNN iReport asked for your submissions

STREET I AM TV LIVE Episode 9

In our first segment of episode 9 Street I Am TV LIVE Calvin Gold was out and agreed to an interview and performed 3 songs. When we got there he was just finishing a song from his up coming album as yet untitled.

You can hear the whole song “Superman”

After a bit of conversation and he reminds me his name is Calvin and not Elliot (I obviously have Elliot Gould on the brain) he performs “Stayin On the Line” another original composition.

He sends us on our way with a cover tune, “No Diggity”

You can reach Calvin Gold on Twitter @theCalvingold. Calvin Gold will be out and about in Los Angeles while he is recording here so give him a shout out on Twitter and find out where he will be next.

Our second performer in the live broadcast turned out to be a street preacher without portfolio. In other words no contact info was in view during the shooting. I would have asked him but I didn’t want to interrupt so if you know and you want us to tell people sind us a message on twitter or info@streetiam.com

One of the exciting and also frustrating things about showing up with your camera and doing a live broadcast is you never know what will happen. Well sometimes nothing happens. So because of the nothing factor we went to lunch and when we came back we shot a live segment after dark of Lisa Haagen who has just released he hew CD With Honey.  This is the Title song

             

Toronto Elm Grove Street Party Tomorrow

The annual Elm Grove Street Party, a celebration of the south Parkdale neighborhood, will take place on June 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. All along Elm Grove, just west of Dufferin Street, there will be live music, arts and crafts for sale, Tibetan handcrafts…

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#Portsmouth #UK; New #Busker #Love

There is a new found love in Portsmouth today for street fair fun and busker beats as Portsmouth revives something they like to call The Southsea Show.

Steve Pitt, chairman of the committee and programme director for The Cellars at Eastney, said: ‘It shouldn’t have gone away.

‘Portsmouth doesn’t shout enough about how much it has culturally. We wanted to showcase a cultural event on the seafront at the height of the summer.’

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Beyond Banksy Project / Matt Adnate – Melbourne – 2012

Beyond Banksy Project / Matt Adnate – Melbourne – 2012

Repinned from street art by Charlotte Ward-Fay

Tone in Lublin, Poland

By Tone in Lublin, Poland#Street art

Repinned from Art by Liza Prest

Artistic Crosswalk #Caracas