Spreading Street Art in Africa

Street artist Roa shares his urban art with the world. Working with Wide Open Walls, a project organized by Lawrence Williams, he traveled to the village of Kubuneh in Gambia, Africa. W.O.W.'s objective is to promote Gambia as a tourist destination while, at the same time, present an astounding art installation that “WOW's” the world.

In Gambia, Roa follows his signature theme of incorporating local animals into his graffiti. As the children sing and play, zebras lie lazily about and monkeys sit patiently. These pieces enrich the walls of the village and, perhaps, will even inspire the children of Gambia to become future artists.

Roa's Flickr photostream
via [unurth]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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