Ali Santana

OneBeat 2019 Collaborating Artist

Artist

Brooklyn, United States

Ali Santana is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator working with video, sound, photography, collage, and performance. His work is inspired by observations of nature, community, unquantized rhythms, ancient cultures and often explores topics related to Black American identity, urban colonization, and sensory perception. Santana’s audio-visual performances combine live cinema with experimental Hip-Hop by sampling, looping, and collaging media in real-time to perform an abstract method of storytelling that he dubs Boom Bap Cinema.