“The role of an artist is ultimately to create art.”
“The most personal projects are about clashes of cultures, failure of understanding, and feelings of being different.”
“Identity plays a huge role in my craft; everything I create is inspired by who I am and where I come from.”
“It’s important to consciously acknowledge that one’s own tradition isn’t the only one that exists”
“I think an artist/illustrator can offer empathy and dispel misconception.”
“Artists are activists – they activate the heart and the mind.”
Are British and Islamic musical traditions in fact so very far apart?
Amal is a lighthouse. It’s a trend, it’s a legacy, it’s a doorway.