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


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


Engendering Inclusive Politics: Gender Quotas in Morocco’s Legislatures

Abstract: In response to the February 20 movement, the Moroccan government passed electoral laws that institutionalized and expanded gender quotas at the national and local levels, enabling women to win an unprecedented number of seats in the 2015 and 2016 elections. Delana’s Fulbright research examines how reserved seats in the House of Representatives and communal … Read more Engendering Inclusive Politics: Gender Quotas in Morocco’s Legislatures


Podcast: Ibn Rushd, Ecotheology, and Morocco’s Environmental Policy by Austin Bodetti

Ecotheology, a new academic discipline and social movement, focuses on the relationship between nature and religion. In a number of Muslim-majority countries, proponents of ecotheology have argued that the Quran, the Hadith, and other religious texts impose a unique obligation on humans: because God placed humans in charge of the environment, they must care for … Read more Podcast: Ibn Rushd, Ecotheology, and Morocco’s Environmental Policy by Austin Bodetti


Centering the Peripheries: Haratin and Southern Moroccans as Nationalists in Casablanca

In this talk, Moyagaye Bedward of Rutgers University examines Moroccan nationalism from a subaltern perspective. In contrast to previous historiography, nationalism in northern, urban sites such as Casablanca was also supported by southern Moroccans influenced by their pre-colonial experiences. Moyagaye discusses ordinary Moroccans, and in particular the Haratin, within the decolonization process, and demonstrate the … Read more Centering the Peripheries: Haratin and Southern Moroccans as Nationalists in Casablanca


Maghrib in the Past and Present Podcast with Soukaina Fahssi and Mehdi Qamoum بودكاست المغرب الكبير في الماضي والحاضر مع الفنانين سكينة فحصي ومهدي قموم

In this podcast, celebrated artists Soukaina Fahssi and Mehdi Qamoum talk about their art, experiences, backgrounds, personal and artistic lives, among other things. يتحدث الفنانان الشهيران سكينة فحصي ومهدي قموم في هذه الحلقة عن فنهما وتجاربهما وخلفياتهما وحياتهما الفنية والخاصة وشي حاجات أخرى. تابعوا هذه الحلقة لمعرفة المزيد Tangier American Legation · Soukaina And Mehdi Podcast


Maghrib in the Past and Present Podcast with Saad El Baraka بودكاست المغرب الكبير في الماضي والحاضر مع سعد البركة

In this podcast, Casablanca-based singer, Saad el Baraka, chats with Ayoub el Jamal about his artistic experience, background, motives, things that have affected his experience, projects and aspirations, among other things. يتحدث الفنان المقيم بالدار البيضاء، سعد البركة مع أيوب الجمال في هذا اللقاء عن تجربته الفنية وخلفيته وحوافزه والأشياء التي أثرت في تجربته الفنية … Read more Maghrib in the Past and Present Podcast with Saad El Baraka بودكاست المغرب الكبير في الماضي والحاضر مع سعد البركة


Maghrib in the Past and Present Podcast with Nada Azhari / بودكاست المغرب الكبير في الماضي والحاضر مع الفنانة ندى أزهري

In this podcast, Chi Stage Project director, Ayoub el Jamal, hosts Casawi singer & songwriter, Nada Azhari to speak about her rich artistic experience, beginnings, love for music and arts, motives, projects, and ambitions, among other things. يحاور مدير مشروع شي سطاج أيوب الجمال في هذه الحلقة الفنانة ندى أزهري لتتحدث عن تجربتها الفنية الغنية وبداياتها وحبها . للموسيقى ومشاريعها … Read more Maghrib in the Past and Present Podcast with Nada Azhari / بودكاست المغرب الكبير في الماضي والحاضر مع الفنانة ندى أزهري