Culture City

Culture City: Mohammed Ali Paints for Peace, The Knight Foundation Empowers the People & More

Friday, August 29, 2014

This week on Culture City, your host Travis Wright learns how artist Mohammed Ali paints for peace, the Knight Foundation empowers the people of Detroit, plus we talk movies and music. After that, we finish out the hour with a Cultural Calender lineup of Labor Day leisure opportunities for this weekend.

Check out the individual interviews here:

Arabic Aerosol: Artist Mohammed Ali at ISNA

World renowned graffiti artist and activist Mohammed Ali is in Detroit for the Islamic Society of North America's annual conference. He speaks about interrupting crisis with art, with WDET's Travis Wright.

The Knight Foundation Empowers The People of Detroit

As voting comes to a close on the Knight Arts Challenge Detroit, WDET's Travis Wright speaks with Knight Foundation Project Director Katy Locker spoke about the contest. Plus, we'll look at this year's nominees and last year's People Choice Award winner, Richie Wohlfeil.

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Cultural Calendar


Download of the Week

Drop Science by MATTHEW DEAR

Musician Matthew Dear co-founded (and continues to release music on) one of modern music’s most important imprints, Ghostly International (born in Ann Arbor). He and General Electric acoustics engineer Andrew Gorton collected thousands of audio emissions from some seriously powerful machines to compose this one-off, one-of-a-kind inherently industrial electronic track.