8/26/14

We're back.... With Some Rock Star Angoleiros

In his My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume I, 2012, Moroccan artist, Hassan Hajjaj, describes his subjects as ordinary people he admires who are "...comfortable in their own skins... Real rock stars: not aware of anything, they just go for it." His nine-panel video installation currently on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) features nine performers from around the world showcasing their musical talents.  Among the Jamaican female hip hop artists and the Malian kora player is one familiar face: a London angoleiro named Toca Feliciano playing berimbau and singing a ladainha.

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Two FICA-DC angoleiras recently visited LACMA and took this amateur video of Toca just "going for it."  Enjoy! (and apologies for the low quality sound!).  If you're in LA, check out LACMA and this fantastic exhibit currently on display in the Ahmanson Building.  Keep rockin'!!

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