Salaam Arts Festival
Breaking Down the Wall

Internationally renowned visual artist and producer Mohammed Ali will bring together the words of Tshaka Campbell, the sounds of percussionist Daniel Waples together with live-spray painted art.


For this year’s Salaam Arts Festival at The New Art Gallery Walsall, a unique arts performance entitled ‘Breaking Down The Wall’ will be brought into the gallery as well as spilling outside onto Gallery Square. National and international artists will create a unique performance, brought to the town of Walsall for the first time.


Internationally renowned street-artist and producer, Mohammed Ali will be painting using spray cans, while live performance poetry from Hollywood Slam Champion Poet Tshaka Campbell will be weaved together with percussion from Daniel Waples.


An amalgamation of street-art, performance poetry and percussion will be performed in front of an audience throughout the day on Saturday 12 November, 11am – 4pm.


Tshaka Campbell is recognized worldwide as a highly accomplished artist and performer, a Hollywood Slam Champion in 2007, with appearances at venues from the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York to the poetry Café in London.


Daniel Waples is a world renowned percussionist that plays one of the world’s rarest drums.  Invented in Switzerland in the year 2000, the hang is a melodic percussion-instrument that mesmerises any listener with its unique sound.


Mohammed Ali is a graffiti-artist that has travelled the globe painting unique murals that have been described by the world’s media as ‘connecting communities through his art’ with messages such as hope, freedom and justice, expressing spirituality through the spray can.


The three artists will create art that highlights the plight of the people suffering around the world, in particular the Pakistan Floods that have left millions homeless.


The event is a partnership between The New Art Gallery Walsall, Soul City Arts, Xtra Mile and has been funded by Arts Council England, Walsall Council and Heritage Lottery Fund.


Free, no need to book, just turn up!