Monday, 30 November 2009

Handmade by Hindi Zahra

While Hassan was in Morocco he got the chance witness the shooting of Tony Gatlif' s video clip: "Beautiful Tango".

Just after Eid celebration, in Fez the atmosphere seemed exhilarating, and powerful alike
Handmade, Zahra' s new album to be released in France in January 2010.

Photo: Hassan Hajjaj
Font-Logo: Marc Borgers

Friday, 20 November 2009

“1430 in CASA”

Hassan is the one launching Matisse Art Gallery in Casablanca.
Nabil EL MALLOUKI and Youssef FALAKY the owners of the Marrakesh based gallery have edited a deliciously witty bunch of pictures.
“1430 in CASA” is a visual celebration of Hassan’s Morocco, and Hassan’s friends.
Youssef Adel, Amina Annabi, Hindi Zahra, Marwan, Said, Saida, the Henna Girls from Jamaa al-Fna … are just some friends, or accountancies who have collaborated with Hassan. Being musicians, choreographers, artists, or craft-men and women, they are all the more essential in Hassan’s attempt to capture the share attitudes and expression.

"We Love Morocco" 2007/1427 (111,8 x 76,2 cm)

Through this selection of new and old work you are invited to share Hassan’s cheerful vision, discovering bridged cultures and generation.

Private view on the 20th Nov, from 7pm.
The exhibition goes on till the 5th Dec 2009

Matisse Art Gallery - N°2 rue du 6 octobre, (ex rue de la convention), Anfa, Casablanca.

1430 as the Islamic year for 2009. And CASA as home, or Casablanca!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Hassan was back from Bamako...

Hassan's solo show in Bamako was overwhelming, spiced by many beautiful encounters. Is has received a positive critics like french reader can read here.
The Biennial is going on until December, if you pass by please send us your photo!
Hassan asked people to pause in Le Salon:

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

There it is...

... From the shoot in London.
This beautifull picture has been picked to to cover that Beautifull Tango...

Photo: Hassan Hajjaj
Font-Logo: Marc Borgers

Monday, 2 November 2009

Once, by hazard...

Once Marques Toliver met Samson Soboye by hazard, once Marques was visiting his new friend on Calvert avenue, he then met Hassan by hazard too. Once Marques was introduced to the crew who organized the party for Spike Lee, and a few times he played for some of us that night!
And once Marques played for us at Larache (Hassan's shop), and today here it is on