Zap Mama, Sun Ra Arkestra, Marga Mbande, Celia Wa, Lydie Lapeste, Soboye, Hannah Pool, Symone, Alvina Karamoko, The Realz Mad …

MARGA MBANDE, BARCELONA

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by Cristina Morales

Cristina Morales (Barcelona, 1981) is a cultural activist. With a background BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology from University of Barcelona and a Master's degree in Arts & Culture Management from Open University of Catalunya, she has become a self-taught multidisciplinary artist, writer and curator linking art & politics. Keen on the bridge between art and society and inspired by  Joseph Beuys , Guy Debord  and Herbert Read, she works for freelance projects and organisations using arts & culture as a tool to mainly address topics as identity, civil rights and community development. Throughout her career are examples HostelArt, Ribermusica and Interarts in Barcelona or Black Cultural Archives, Peckham Platform, Mahogany Carnival Arts and Haringey Arts in London to mention a few. Founding artist of the conceptual fashion brand Totem Taboo, she also writes punctually for specialised media like Voces, Wiriko and Radio Africa on contemporary African culture, counterculture and human development through art. www.moralescristina.com