Comoros graffiti artist : socrome

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Comorian Graffiti artist and muralist, Socrome, uses his art to illuminate his country’s rich and diverse origins. As his street art career links French and Comorian traditions, his name even being an anagram for ‘Comoros’, Socrome fashions a less conventional form of cultural representation.

The people of Comoros, an archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean off the East Coast of Africa, are a result of the fusion of many civilizations. The devoutly Muslim islands are also a thriving example of Swahili culture, the people descending from Malay immigrants, Arab traders and African groups; speaking a combination of Comorian, Arab and French. The archipelago is made up of four islands: Grande Comore, Anjouan, Moheli and Mayotte. Previously a French colony, Mayotte is the only island that is still not independent. The rest make up what is officially called The Union of the Comoros, gaining independence in 1975. Suffering through over twenty coups, and being a resource short country, Comoros is desperately poor and routinely depends on international aid.[ via : theculturetrip ]
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