It is a pleasure to present these photos by AL. He was successful in capturing the pride and beauty of his subjects and offers 591 viewers an opportunity to experience a culture that is not widely known. -br
I met these two Maori rappers on the streets of New York. They were invited here to perform in few underground clubs. Hip-Hop seems to be a perfect fit and edgy enough for contemporary Maori warrior and sharp-tongued "femcee" wahine. With the music and words their fight goes on. They agreed to have this short photo session. I am not a Hip-Hop "follower" but I was hoping to catch some of their pride and beauty which once defeated the British Empire.
Jayse Gardiner - self taught musician and graffiti artist and Hera Tamati- "femcee"/singer and social activist helping her people "navigate" in the bureaucracy of the land that they once had but never owned. -AL