Join oud player Rihab Azar to explore this wonderful stringed instrument. We will be exploring the maqams (modes) and rhythms of Arabic music through sounds, creative play and drawing.
Souffles was one of the most influential cultural and political journals to emerge in postcolonial North Africa. Cultural journalist Kenza Sefrioui traces its history from its inception in 1966 to it being banned in 1972.
Artist Mohamed Melehi speaks to curator Morad Montazami about his first UK solo exhibition. The talk will trace his career as a major figure of postcolonial Moroccan art and of modernism in the Global South.
Listening Forum + Art Class
Artist-led networking group EAST (Eating At The Same Table) invite guests to listen and respond to a curated playlist inspired by Mohamed Melehi’s love of jazz music and his hard edge abstract painting style.
Discover the history of the Casablanca Art School, the ground breaking and influential art school which rejected Western academic styles in favour of abstraction and Moroccan visual culture.
A night of traditional music from the Maghreb with Oud Master Ahmed Mukhtar. Discover emotional maqams, mystical rhythms and classical forms from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.