Artist Spotlight: Drummer Jas Kayser

London-based drummer Jas Kayser is one of a growing number of musicians who are showing that females in jazz and in the drumming world is a norm rather than an exception to the rule. The 26-year-old drummer and composer – who released her debut album for Jazz re:freshed’s iconic 5ive series earlier this year – loves to explore the commonality between jazz and afro-beat. The … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Drummer Jas Kayser

Young Moroccan filmmaker, Doha Moustaquim changing the face of the film industry for females

Film director Doha Moustaquim, at 23-years-old, is leading a new wave of female filmmakers from Morocco who are changing the gender dynamics of the film industry. The Casablanca-based director made her first film, Bye-bye la France, in 2020. The comedy film tells the story of Moulay Al Mahdi, a rich and narcissistic young man, who has lessons to learn as he finds himself on the … Continue reading Young Moroccan filmmaker, Doha Moustaquim changing the face of the film industry for females

Svabhu Kohli’s aquatic world

India-based illustrator Svabhu Kohli celebrates the splendor of the natural world with his intricately crafted works of art. The colorful, multi-layered images depict the oceans and cosmos, specifically focusing on creatures like whales, seals, and turtles. Each illustration utilizes many digital textures in order to create visual depth and excitement, but they still feel very painterly with evidence of the human hand. […] via Svabhu Kohli … Continue reading Svabhu Kohli’s aquatic world

Artist Spotlight: Nieves Pumarejo’s Universe

Artist and illustrator Nieves Pumarejo is exploring oneness with one’s inner self and the universe through a series of illustrations, mixed media and linocuts. Looking at the whole or the bigger picture, Nieves Pumarejo’s art looks at the interconnectedness between the elements, the universe, magic and emotions. In a series of circular illustrations, known as The Circle Collection, Nieves has depicted the moon, the sun … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Nieves Pumarejo’s Universe