Category Archives: Historic Preservation

The Skeletons of Portuguese Tangier

“Portuguese Tangier” uses the latest GIS modeling technology and 15th century archives to recreate a vibrant image of the city during its two Portuguese centuries.
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The Coney Island of Culture

The Legation was transformed last Saturday for an evening of fun – and fundraising.
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Tangier Songbooks: Nahón & Cohen, Pomeroy & Paloma

Sephardic music has lasted down the ages, from Moorish Spain to modern Morocco, thanks to the Jewish tradition of “romances” or ballads.
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All Ears for Bowles’ Moroccan Music

Interest in Paul Bowles’ recordings of Morocco’s traditional music continues unabated, with a new sound exhibit opening this week in Marrakesh.
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Paul Bowles: Saving Morocco’s Music

Lynnsay Maynard, freelance American public radio producer now living in Tangier, chronicles TALIM’s work in preserving Morocco’s music recorded by Paul Bowles.
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Culturally Significant, Symbolically Strategic

According to the Secretary of State, the Tangier American Legation is the preeminent “Culturally Significant Property.” But we symbolize much more: engagement with the Arab, Muslim, and African worlds, starting during the American Revolution.
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Los Hispanojudíos

Instead of being an object of protest, Tangier Cervantes Institute’s exhibit “Los hispanojudíos en Marruecos” underscores the kingdom’s long history of providing refuge to Jews.
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Lobby for the Legation Day

However you do it, be sure to advocate for museums, and especially, lobby for the Legation (from your computer!).
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Monument Man

Saving the Legation – unique American historic monument overseas – from oblivion and neglect, and telling its compelling story, has been my work over these past four years.
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The Return of the Legation Lions

A gift the President cannot refuse: take the Sultan’s lions, or my head will be chopped off!
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