Boiler Room has always used their mammoth platform to amplify what is happening across the world – and the Middle East is no exception.
Two years after they placed Palestinian artists like Sama and Al Nather in the spotlight in their critically-acclaimed documentary, and released a t-shirt in support of Palestine (designed by Ramallah-based sound artist and designer Mukta-feen), Boiler Room announced a new collaboration: with Beirut-based design agency Studio Safar.
“Today marks 40 days since the explosion in Beirut, causing at least 181 deaths, 6,000 injuries, 10–15billion USD in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. The situation intensified this week as a new fire tore through the city’s port”, declared both collectives in an announcement post on September 13.
While a myriad of relief funds and initiatives have been launched to support the art, fashion and culture communities, this is the first fund solely dedicated to helping musicians.
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Today marks 40 days since the explosion in Beirut, causing at least 181 deaths, 6,000 injuries, 10–15billion USD in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. The situation intensified this week as a new fire tore through the city's port.⠀ ⠀ We've teamed up with local design agency @studiosafar to release a special Boiler Room Beirut T-shirt, raising funds for those most affected within the music community. 100% of proceeds from the T-shirt will go to @tuneforkstudios's Beirut Musicians' Fund which is helping artists repair music gear, instruments and recording equipment that was destroyed in the blast.⠀ ⠀ Alongside, Studio Safar have found a visual emblem in a pressure cooker –– the quintessential kitchen appliance in any Levantine household –– & its communication of the explosive & deadly repercussions of a government organised around negligence & corruption. This digital print is available to download for free via our shop where the T-shirt is now live for a limited time only.⠀
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