You might remember our last year’s programme Local Heroes and one of the inspiring people nominated as a Local Hero, Ger Kellett. Ger is a hip hop artist and radio broadcaster from Ballymun, who believes in the ability of music to bring communities together, and is an advocate for emerging and independent Irish artists.
We asked Ger to share with us what culture meant to him:
“When I hear the term culture, I immediately begin to think about unity and collaboration.
I’ve been active on the Irish music scene for over 6 years now, and along the way I have met people from all different walks of life. This has helped me grow as a person and appreciate the positive energy being released into society. This also helped me transition into radio broadcasting and helped me build relationships with those involved in other forms of media, such as TV and film.
For me, working in a team is a big part of growing a culture, and ensuring numerous communities feel included and appreciated. I feel a sense of sadness when I think of those that do not, or do not get the opportunity, to be involved in cultural events or projects. I have made it a personal mission of mine to attempt to reach those people on the fringes, and introduce them to the world of culture.
I want to do this because this world I have immersed myself in has brought a constant wave of positivity, and this is something I want the masses to feel.”
To follow Ger, visit the links below:
Local Heroes shines a light on Dublin’s many local and community heroes, through art – read more about the Programme here.
You can also nominate your Local Hero for 2019 – to do so visit this link here.