A Fresh Approach; It's Not Often You See a Line-Up That Includes Bhangra, Hip Hop, Indie, Rap and Bilingual Welsh Rock Alongside the Screening of a Film. but This Eclectic Approach Is the Philosophy That Underpins Fresh Ties - a New Monthly Night Launching at the Buffalo Bar in Cardiff This Evening. Organiser James Morris Gives Dave Owens the Lowdown
Cuba Cuba will be headlining the Fresh Ties night at The Buffalo Bar the idea behind the Fresh Ties event? QWhat's A It's a charity night for a not for profit organisation called Fresh Ties which gives people access to opportunities for a decent life locally in Cardiff.
It's also about supporting the arts in Wales. The idea of each night is that it's not just live music, it can be film, dance, photography or art. And it's about bringing all these different communities together in a fun yet cohesive manner.
Q So it's aiming to promote a collaborative approach then.
For instance bands may meet A Hopefully.
film-makers and film-makers meet bands. And that's where maybe they could work together to get videos made. You often find that these artists are all on the same rung together, they're all on the same level if they haven't been signed up to a record label or snapped up by a Hollywood studio then maybe it's a good idea for them to expand their contacts and knowledge by collaborating. It's about utilising the skills that people have and bringing them together and creating a fun environment to interact with people they wouldn't normally interact with.
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