by / March 15th, 2011 /

Red Bull Music Academy & B+ exhibition

As previously reported the Red Bull Music Academy is hosting an all day workshop in Dublin (Block T, Smithfield) this Saturday 19th, ahead of the actual event which this year will be held in Tokyo from October 23rd to November 25th – all slots for the workshop have been taken at this stage.

There will also be an exhibition of photos by B+ (Brian Cross), running both Saturday and Sunday between 12-5pm. Admission is free and it is a great opportunity to see his impressive body of work including photos of artists Mos Def, Rza, Cappadonna, Q-Tip, Eazy E, Los Super Seven, Long Beach Dub All-Stars, Ozomatli, Jurrassic 5, Dialated Peoples, DJ Shadow, Company Flow, Blackalicious, Money Mark, David Axelrod, South Central Cartel, Warren G, Yusef Lateef, Yesterdays New Quintet, Damian Marley …. the list goes on.

B+ was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland. He attended the National College of Art and Design in Dublin graduating in 1989. In 1990 he came to Los Angeles to study photography at the California Institute of the Arts. While at Cal Arts he began work on a project entitled “Its Not about a Salary: Rap Race and Resistance which was subsequently published by Verso Books in 1993. It was nominated as a Rolling Stone Music Book of the Year and made many critics best book of the year list.

He has directed several music videos for DJ Shadow and ones for Nitro Microphone Underground (from Japan), Control Machete (from Mexico) and Quantic from the UK. His first short put old school drummers together with new school DJs and is entitled Keepintime: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl (2001).

Full bio here.

B +, David Kitt and special guests will play a special club night after the Saturday session in The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street.