Cheikha Rimitti, the Iconic Mother of Raï and her Legacy

Wednesday 9 December 17:00 until 18:30
Speaker: Sarah El Hamed in conversation with Professor Martin Evans
Part of the series: MENACS webinar series

Meeting ID: 976 5891 259

Sarah El Hamed in conversation with Professor Martin Evans on Cheikha Rimitti and her iconic role in the long history of protest music in Algeria.

Sarah El-Hamed is a French-Algerian performance artist who works between Algiers, Paris and London.  She graduated from London College of Communication in 2010.  Drawing upon worldwide ancestral traditions as well as her North African heritage, her performances blur the boundaries of suspended reality.  Combining live performances with oral poetry, video art, photography and installations, her performances are social experiments orchestrated as ceremonies in which the audience is invited to participate. 

Martin Evans is Professor of Modern European History at Sussex University and the author (with John Phillips) of Algeria: Anger of the Dispossessed (Yale, 2007) and Algeria: France’s Undeclared War (Oxford University Press, 2012).  He was the originator and co-curator of the exhibition Paris-Londres. 1962-89. Music Migrations which ran from 12 March 2019 to 5 January 2020 at the French National Museum of the History of Immigration, Paris.

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