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Hassan Hajjaj Photographs Moroccan Biker Women In 'Kesh Angels'

Hassan Hajjaj photographs Moroccan biker women in his debut New York exhibition 'Kesh Angels' on display at the Taymour Grahne Gallery through March 8th.

The stunning photos featured above of colourfully veiled women on motorbikes are part of Kesh Angels, the debut New York exhibition from the Moroccan-born/UK-based consistently phenomenal Hassan Hajjaj. The self-taught photographer, whose aesthetic is the striking result of a North African heritage combined with an education rooted in the worlds of London hip-hop, reggae, and club scenes, has over the years developed his own brand of visually stunning Morocco-centric pop art. In his latest series, Hajjaj continues to offer an alternate perspective on femininity in Morocco, one that embraces vibrant colours along with individuality and attitude. Kesh Angels, a tribute to the biker culture of young women in Morocco, nods to the African studio photography tradition established by Malian legends Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibé. Hajjaj, who uses found objects such as Pepsi cans as material, frames his photos with elements of consumerist culture. The Kesh Angels exhibit, accompanied by a book on the last decade of Hajjaj’s work, is now on display at New York's Taymour Grahne Gallery through March 8th. Hajjaj's three-channel video installation, My Rock Stars, Volume I (2012), is currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through July 20th.

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To celebrate the country's Youth Month, Spotify South Africa recently shared statistics that show young people's favourite artists, songs and genres.

According to the stats, amapiano producer Mr JazziQ is the most-streamed South African artist on the platform by Gen Z users. He's followed by another amapiano sensation Busta 929, who is followed by rappers A-Reece and Nasty C respectively.

Reece and Nasty are the only hip-hop artists who appear on the list which is dominated by amapiano artists, while Elaine is the only R&B artist.

Mr JazziQ is a former member of the duo JazziDisciples, alongside fellow producer Josiah De Disciple. JazziQ has been releasing music consistently and scoring hits since the two parted ways. His recent release is the project Party With The English. Busta 929, who follows Mr JazziQ on the list, is a frequent collaborator of the producer.

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