We caught up with Carlo Solazzo, from Birmingham Promoters to talk Brum, Muzikstan and more!
Name: Carlo Solazzo
Occupation: Music Promoters
From: Solihull, Birmingham
Live: Moseley, Birmingham
Q) Tell us about Muzikstan:
A) A collaboration of music from different genres coming together in Birmingham’s multi-cultural Balsall Heath suburb.
Q) What’s your involvement in Muzikstan?
One of the promoters on board this years event.
Q) What can people expect from Muzikstan?
A) A independent multi-cultural bringing together of art, music, food & drink.
Q) What made you decide on the lineup/outline of the day?
A) For my part, I just wanted to bring something fun and not too serious to an already very strong lineup.
Q) Why The Old Print Works?
A) It represents what Birmingham used to be and in parts still is. An industrial cauldron which inspires many people still. When I was shown round the building for the first time I was amazed by how some of the spaces had not even been touched in years. The place should me a museum so let’s make the most of it whilst we can.
Q) What is the best part about working in Birmingham?
It’s where I was born and brought up, so it’s great to hopefully be giving something back.
Q) The worst?
A)The curries of course 😉
Q) What is your favourite place in Birmingham?
A) Anywhere that my friends are, which is usually in and around Digbeth.
Q) What one thing would you change about the city?
A) The way it seems funding works – doesn’t seem to be easily available to independent people that can potentially help the city move forward the most.
Q) Favourite Brummie saying?
A) Keep Right On
Q) Tell us about your creative goals for the next year, what do you have bubbling away?
A) Next year is all about keeping strength and looking for opportunities to slowly expand. Hopefully next year’s Muzikstan can be a part of that.