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Saying it with art: When the streets take centre stage

An anthem born out of a collaboration of a new generation of street artists is soon set to make waves across the country

brand stories Updated: Nov 22, 2017 12:03 IST
Suede Gully,Mukti Mohan,Black Ice
Get inspired as 8 rappers, 36 dancers, and 7 artists take you through a journey to remember with this one-of-a-kind initiative.(SUEDE GULLY)

There’s something about art born out of rebellion. It paints a picture of true grit, relentless passion, and unshakable determination. This art is not driven by stardom, but is an embodiment of real-life stories. It is inspired by people like you and me. It is free, much like our humble, charming gullies. And when you indeed experience such a thing, remember that it is the work of a street artist.

Street art, both graphic and performance, has taken India by storm in recent years. The artists are essentially those who explore various mediums of art—wall paintings, dances, and songs—to tell stories in public spaces.

To bring out the true essence of the street, a creative collective of artists hailing from different Indian cities is soon set to come together for the biggest movement of its kind—Suede Gully—a music video that captures the heart and soul of street. Get inspired as 8 rappers, 36 dancers, and 7 artists take you through a journey that you will remember for years to come. Each of the performances, with its own distinctive style, is sure to capture your imagination.

Among the dance crews is solo dancer Mukti Mohan from Mumbai, who is known for her exemplary skills across varied dance forms. Also, catch some powerful performances by other hip-hop dance crews such as Bangalore’s Black Ice, Unity One Crew from the Northeast, and Mumbai’s Flying Machine. The rapping stars will include artistes like Delhi-based Prabh Deep, whose work documents everyday life, and Shillong-based Khasi Bloodz, who take on politics and morality through their performances. Expect to also get mesmerised by artists like Baadal Nanjundaswamy and Shilo Shiv Suleman, whose creations have transformed our streets into brilliant exhibits.

A one-of-its-kind collaboration, Suede Gully aims to celebrate the street in its purest form, by unleashing the creativity and grit of each individual artist. To find out more, see the trailer below.

Composed by Sneha Khanwalkar and directed by Sasha Rainbow, the official music video will launch on November 5. Watch this space for updates.

First Published: Oct 30, 2017 18:19 IST