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Below are the events happening this month at the Legation. If you are in the area, we hope to see you there. Monday, March 9, 7 p.m. Movie Night “The Furies,” starring Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston. Thursday, March 12, 4 … Continue reading
Here are two photos from the November 3 performance of “Burroughs: The Tangier Letters” at the Espace Beckett. Performers Anne-James Chaton and Carolyn McDaniel gave readings in French and English of correspondence between William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. The letters ranged from … Continue reading
Rota, on the Spanish coast near Cadiz, has long hosted US Navy personnel, who we hope will visit Tangier, just across the Strait of Gibraltar.
At the place where Moroccan-American relations began, the Tangier American Legation, scholars from Morocco, the US, and Europe ponder creating an association on American Studies in Morocco.
The Tangier Renaissance man – composer, novelist, ethnomusicologist – received a synthesizer from his friends in 1992, and, in his eighties, proceeded to compose music. Now the machine is on display.
Why are African American poet Claude McKay’s years in Morocco often overlooked? Jacqueline Bishop revisits this giant of the Harlem Renaissance, who lived in Tangier from 1928 to 1934.
4 films, drama & documentary, slaves, freedom fighters, prisoners and presidents. All on the theme of Black and White, in South Africa, the U.S., and… Morocco.
Like Oskar Schindler, Tangier American diplomat J. Rives Childs was an unlikely savior of Jews during the Holocaust.
All-time greatest film Casablanca was propaganda for a pro-Free French stance, while US policy continued to favor Vichy.