Saturday, March 01, 2008

Theme day - street art/mural

The World Beat Center is a building in the round, so here are just a few views of the many beautiful murals adorning the outside and inside of this building. The Center's mission is to "promote, present, and preserve the African and Indigenous Cultures of the world through music, art, education, culture and technology". Here is a sample of some of their offerings - reggae concerts, West African and Taiko drumming, Qi Gong, Capoeira, and an ethnobotany school garden project. The director of the Center also hosts Reggae Makossa, a reggae music show on our local radio station 91X. Thanks to Anne (in yellow pictured below) for showing me around and letting me take photos.
Click on a city below to see more murals or street art around the world.
Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Detroit (MI), USA by Taittems, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Jsaltao, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montréal, Canada by Douber, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by MumbaiIteanu, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK by Cassie & Chris, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Radonvilliers, France by Deslilas, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation by Lark, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Terre Haute (IN), USA by Zann, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Wrocław, Poland by Loompi, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn


Blogger Clueless in boston said...

Interesting looking building in the round. That's quite a charge they gave themselves. I like the ancient Egyptian drawings.

Sat Mar 01, 10:32:00 AM PST  
Blogger Southern Heart said...

Wonderful images, and a nice choice for theme day!

Sat Mar 01, 11:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger Hyde DP said...


Sat Mar 01, 11:50:00 AM PST  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Very nice Felicia.

Sat Mar 01, 11:52:00 AM PST  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

the murals in and around that building are great. have you ever been to a concert there?

Sat Mar 01, 12:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger iBlowfish said...

Very interesting shot.

Sat Mar 01, 01:37:00 PM PST  
Blogger George Townboy said...

Very nice!

Sat Mar 01, 01:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks everyone. Brent, no I've never been to a concert in the building, but it looks like they have a nice stage and a dance floor - a real intimate venue.

Sat Mar 01, 05:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jim said...

wow. real nice, the entire building looks like a mural.

Sat Mar 01, 07:16:00 PM PST  
Blogger slim said...

Wonderful mural and there's something special about round buildings. Happy Theme Day!

Sat Mar 01, 07:21:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Greg said...

An interesting picture to be sure. Happy theme day!

Sat Mar 01, 08:14:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jilly said...

Wow, you were spoiled for choice! Great images.

Sat Mar 01, 09:29:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kim said...

Wowie zowie, that's powerful stuff! Especially the indoor shot. I love world music, and listen to a lot of pan-African music, but I can count on one hand the number of songs I've heard from Egypt. Cool post for our theme day!
Seattle Daily Photo

Sun Mar 02, 01:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

i like the way the outside of the building is painted. it makes me want to go in and take a look!

Happy Theme Day!

Sun Mar 02, 07:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger Neva said...

I Like how it's painted as well. Good choice for Theme day.

Sun Mar 02, 07:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thank you everyone! Kim, you are right, I'm not sure why they have so much Egyptian stuff, but there are murals inside that represent other African countries and the African diaspora.

Sun Mar 02, 11:37:00 AM PST  
Blogger edwin s said...

Fantastic choice. Thanks for showing us inside and out. And thank you anne for allowing the picture to be taken :)

Sun Mar 02, 09:04:00 PM PST  
Blogger Ben said...

Great choice! Inside is really amazing.

Sun Mar 02, 11:23:00 PM PST  

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