We are proud to include Davey Sandy, "The Dread" as one of the newer artists in our community. Davey is of British West Indian decent, born blind on the island of Tobago, one of the Bacolet street boys. Growing up the last of eleven children, his brothers and sisters had great influence on him. They introduced him into the world of art, where he became greatly intrigued
and inspired.

At a young age he moved to Queens, New York and began skateboarding in 1983.
Dread skated with the Shut Skates/ Zoo York crew, and was a model and skateboarder for early Supreme and Zoo York. The Dread has been all about that rock n’ roll lifestyle, and he continues to dedicate his life to art.

He is known for his highly instinctive and organic creative process. He is inspired by strangers and nature, he projects those feelings into his work. Davey uses ununusal materials and raw pigments made from flowers.

Check out his latest exhibit with 2050C member Massoud Ahmed which just launched using the link below.

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Dare to reach out your hand                                       into the darkness

To pull another hand

                     into the light 

 |Jalal al-Din al-Rumi|




Massoud was a student at the College of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, in Damascus, Syria when the civil war began in his country. He left his studies and this home and took refuge in a camp in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. His journey through loss and deprivation is reflected in his work, which was a vehicle he used to express this complex human experience. Many of his initial pieces were destroyed by the journey and weather during the first years. Yet, Massoud has continued to find ways and means to paint.


"I discovered my talent in the drawing when I was a child. I have been drawing on school benches and on the walls. One day I drew a drawing on the wall of our house in Syria, everyone liked it, they did not believe that I was the one who drew it! After seeing their admiration, I dreamed of becoming a painter one day.

Massoud Ahmed

We are proud to present the first virtual show of Massoud Ahmed, a fine artist from Syria who now lives in a refugee camp in Iraq.

In the camp, I practice my hobby despite my difficult situation, and I used to teach children how to draw for free. One day, I couldn't buy papers, so I cut a piece of cloth from the tent in which I was living, to draw a painting on it. I worked as a volunteer with an organization in the camp in teaching children and young people how to draw, and then they gave me a small income. I was also working in different jobs to make living for my family.

In 2016 I enrolled in the Erbil College of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, in Iraq. In 2020 I graduated second in my class, and third in the college. Now, I aspire to study masters at a reputable university in a developed country if given the opportunity."

Our brother RUSS JONES from Hackney, London 💫

FUTURE WORLD FUNK MIX available now on the 2050C Global Beats MixCloud channel!


Russ is a diverse creative with a long history in arts & entertainment. He was behind some of London's most successful parties including London Calling and No Room for Squares and Mixing it up with Gilles Peterson, James Lavelle, Fabio, Bukem & Norman Jay. Russ moved London Calling to the FAMED Blue Note and became the Artistic Director of the infamous venue. Russ jumped behind the decks himself to become one of the preeminent ‘global beats’ and world music DJs in the UK, with an international reputation and following. He has been all over the world from Beijing to El Salvador, Moscow to New York.

Russ's recent endeavour has seen him launching his own very successful cycle fashion label: Hackney GT. From funky cycle jerseys to a custom framesets and now a very successful Hackney GT race team.

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