Several other intervening events prevented me from properly congratulating Dr. Khalid Amine and his circle in the International Center for Performance Studies on the tenth edition of “Performing Tangier.”
Grecia Álvarez has written the following guest post.
Grecia Álvarez (MLIS) is a librarian and an EFL instructor who specializes in Cataloging and Information Literacy Instruction. Her first encounter with Morocco was in 2010-2011, when she was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at Abdelmalek Essaâdi University in Tetouan. She has been working on various projects at the Legation since her arrival in Tangier last September, including volunteering as an English teacher in our Arabic literacy program for the women of the medina.
Her librarian work at the Legation has been possible thanks to a generous grant provided by the U.S. Embassy in Rabat.
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We librarians lead pretty exciting lives. We come into daily contact with objects of incalculable value, like books and papers that have played a role in furthering relations between peoples and nations.
Sephardic music has lasted down the ages, from Moorish Spain to modern Morocco, thanks to the Jewish tradition of “romances” or ballads.
Born in Tangier, married to a US ambassador, journalist and author, Gaetana Enders was a witness to the International Zone.
Dr. Carol Malt has written about the Legation’s collection in ICOM News, the magazine for museum professionals worldwide.
The Legation – with its role in saving Jews from the Holocaust – was a fitting venue for the Moroccan Mimouna Association to focus on Tangier in World War II.
Youth “ministers” of the “parallel government” and journalists gathered at the Legation to debate “citizen diplomacy” or “diplomatie parallèle” for Morocco.
US Air Force Major Jamil Musa has become the first American to earn a master’s from Rabat’s Mohammed V University.
For a superficial look at Tangier, read the NY Times; for depth, there’s our student podcasts & blogs.
Mohammed V’s Tangier speech of 9 April 1947 signaled a turning point in the road to independence, and coincided with the growing interest of the US in Morocco.