Moroccan Pop Artist Hassan Hajjaj Presents 'My Rockstars' At The Ford Theatres

(Courtesy of The Ford Theatres / Hassan Hajjaj.)

For one night only, the international artist Hassan Hajjaj presents his installation My Rockstars Experimental Live at The Ford Theatres. The event is a live performance of his well-known My Rockstars Experimental Vol. 1 series, where he has styled and blended a group of artists that reflect traditional and contemporary Moroccan art and performance. Guests can expect six performances by international musicians who are framed by colorful and patterned textiles that execute the quintessential style of Hajjaj.

Hassan Hajjaj has a deep and wildly interesting story. With a beginning in photography, he has worked with everything from fashion to furniture design and continues to experiment with different mediums. In Morocco, he has been referenced as their answer to Andy Warhol. His work can be found around the world, including the Brooklyn Museum, the British Museum, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and more.

My Rockstars Experimental Live includes performances by Afrikan Boy, a grime MC based in London who is originally from Nigeria; contemporary African acoustic jazz-folk-soul singer-songwriter Bumi, whose sound is inspired by her multicultural heritage; Simo Lagnawi, a Moroccan musician raised in the Gnawa tradition who works with trance spiritual shamanic drums and meditation sounds; Marques Toliver, a songwriter, producer, violinist, and vocalist from Daytona Beach, Florida; bass player Gail Ann Dorsey, who played with David Bowie for more than 20 years and has played with such people as Lenny Kravitz, Boy George, Gwen Stefani and many others, and will be performing her solo material; and LA-based Syrian American spoken word artist Omar Offendum, who performed last year at the Ford.

This one-of-a-kind evening will be emceed by KCRW radio DJ Garth Trinidad. Produced and co-curated by Kamilla Blanche. From 7-8pm, guests can also view Hajjaj's My Rockstars Experimental Vol. 2, which will be on display in the Ford Theatres' Community Room, hosted by The Laboratory Arts Collective.

Tickets start at $25 and are available online at FordTheatres.org and by phone (323) 461-3673. Onsite parking at the Ford is very limited. Parking is stacked for all shows; there is no early exit. It is highly recommended to take a ride sharing service or go Metro. If parking on site, please arrive early to ensure availability. Please check the website for details on all parking options.

Hassan Hajjaj: My Rockstars Experimental Live

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • The Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E., Los Angeles - Google Maps