Podcast: The “Lush Garden” of Andalusian Music by Dr. Carl Davila

Biography Dr. Carl Davila holds a PhD in Arabic Studies from Yale University (2006). He lived in Fez off and on for nearly three years in the early 2000s and has visited Morocco frequently since then. Being the first scholar to write extensively in English on the Andalusian music in Morocco, he has published two … Read more Podcast: The “Lush Garden” of Andalusian Music by Dr. Carl Davila


Podcast: Modern Art and Architecture in Morocco in the Aftershock of the 1960 Agadir Earthquake by Riad Kherdeen

Photograph of the Agadir central post office, designed by Jean-François Zevaco in 1963. The photo comes from Thierry Nadau’s chapter in Architecture française d’outer-mer.

Biography Riad Kherdeen studies global modern art and architecture, with a focus on the region of West Asia/Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He is working on a doctoral dissertation project on modernist art and architecture in Morocco related to the Agadir earthquake of 1960 titled “Spectral Modernisms: Decolonial Aesthetics and Haunting in the Aftershock … Read more Podcast: Modern Art and Architecture in Morocco in the Aftershock of the 1960 Agadir Earthquake by Riad Kherdeen


Podcast: Queens Of Words: Moroccan Women Zajal Poets by Catherine Cartier

Abstract: Zajal, which flourished in 14th century Andalusia, is a genre of poetry composed in spoken Arabic—Moroccan Arabic/Darija in this case. The genre reemerged in postcolonial Morocco, when it was largely published in newspapers. The recent history of zajal may appear male dominated: the 1992 edition of Afaq, the Journal of the Moroccan Writer’s Union, … Read more Podcast: Queens Of Words: Moroccan Women Zajal Poets by Catherine Cartier


MAPPING MEMORIES, CREATING HISTORY: THE TANGIER AMERICAN LEGATION, by Emily Albrecht

Abstract:  The Tangier American Legation hosted the U.S. Legation and Consulate for 140 years, and was the formal conduit for diplomatic and consular relations between the United States and Morocco. After the diplomatic move to Rabat after Morocco’s independence in 1956, the building operated as a Foreign Service Institute and, later, as a Peace Corps … Read more MAPPING MEMORIES, CREATING HISTORY: THE TANGIER AMERICAN LEGATION, by Emily Albrecht


TALIM Participates in the Parcours des Arts de Tanger with an Exhibit by Fatima Gharbaoui

Women's Market in front of St. Andrews Church

From October 1-31, 2021, cultural institutions and art galleries fill Tangier with beauty with a circuit of visual arts called the “Parcours des Arts de Tanger”. TALIM is one of twelve institutions participating in this, the third edition of the parcours. The Legation’s contribution is a special exhibit by Tangier-based artist Fatima Gharbaoui. Mme. Gharbaoui … Read more TALIM Participates in the Parcours des Arts de Tanger with an Exhibit by Fatima Gharbaoui


Outreach Coordinator, Abdelbaar Mounadi Idrissi

Abdelbaar was born and grew up in the countryside of the Taounate Province, he spent the last twenty-some years of his life moving from town to town, moving further away from his hometown with every step forward. He is a third-year PhD candidate in Translation Studies at Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tetouan, Morocco, and has … Read more Outreach Coordinator, Abdelbaar Mounadi Idrissi


Resident Director, Jen Rasamimanana

Jen Rasamimanana assumed the role of TALIM’s Resident Director on October 1, 2021. A United States diplomat for over 20 years, she served as the U.S. Consul General in Casablanca from 2017-2020. She retired from the Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor in 2021, having led press, cultural, and educational outreach for the … Read more Resident Director, Jen Rasamimanana


Video: A Brief History of the Peace Corps at the Tangier American Legation

A small but important aspect of the history of the Tangier American Legation included service by Peace Corps trainees and volunteers, as described in this video. Please share with your friends and subscribe to the TALIM Youtube Channel. To learn of events and other activities hosted at the Legation, Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel Follow … Read more Video: A Brief History of the Peace Corps at the Tangier American Legation


Video: Repurposing a Historic Landmark: The Tangier American Legation Museum Gives Back

Created by a US non-profit in 1976, the Tangier American Legation Institute for Maghreb Studies (TALIM) and its museum are housed in the former American Legation compound, given to the USA in 1821 by Sultan Moulay Souleyman, and which received national landmark designation in 1982 – the only one located outside the USA and its … Read more Video: Repurposing a Historic Landmark: The Tangier American Legation Museum Gives Back


Podcast: Roots and Traces of Contemporary Cultural Life in Tangier

By: George Bajalia and Aida Alami In this discussion at Youmein 2021: Roots and Traces, anthropologist George Bajalia and journalist Aida Alami explore the roots and traces of contemporary cultural life in Tangier, especially as they relate to northern Morocco’s border regions.  From questions of diversity and difference to the roots of present debates around … Read more Podcast: Roots and Traces of Contemporary Cultural Life in Tangier