Panel talk: Archiving Sounds from the Maghrib and Beyond

Archiving Sounds from the Maghrib and Beyond is hosted by Dalia Al-Dujaili, which invites Cheb Mimo, Olivia Melkonian and others speakers to share their experiences in the world of sonic production, curation and archiving.

They will react and respond to artist and filmmaker Younes Ben Slimane’s work on show, touching on themes of the migration, architecture and the built environment, and ask why we archive, what importance it holds for those in the SWANA region and what sounds have emerged out of the Maghrib.

ZHF have also asked the panelists to co-curate a mix responding to Ben Slimane’s work and the themes explored in his work, spanning field recordings to Tunisian Folk and Stambeli music. The panelists will speak through some of their selections on the mix, which will be played during the evening and available afterwards for free.

Doors will open at 6pm. The exhibition Images de Tunisie stays open until the talk starts at 6:30pm.

Free, booking essential.

About Dalia Al-Dujaili

Dalia Al-Dujaili is a freelance writer, editor and producer based in London, with work in the Guardian, GQ Middle East, WePresent and more. She is the founder of The Road to Nowhere magazine.

About Olivia Melkonian

Olivia Melkonian is a producer, DJ and sound artist who has worked across radio, record labels, film production and the cultural sector. Invested in projects of cultural preservation, Olivia archives dialect, ritual and collective memory with a focus on family and the home. Through her practice, she presents memory as a tool of resistance and recording as an act of revolution.

About Cheb Mimo

Mohamed Bel Hadj, better known as Cheb Mimo, is a dynamic and dedicated selector, music researcher, resident Radio host on NTS radio, curator, and writer, with a specialisation in North African music.

Venue information

Entry to the building: Access to the site and building is via the black metal gate facing onto the street. If this gate is closed, please press the buzzer to the right of the gate and wait for a reply. The door will then open automatically.

Accessibility: Our building is step free and wheelchair accessible. There is a 7cm step from the street to our main entry gate. Please contact us in advance if you require the use our step-free alternative entry gate. We have accessible and gender-neutral toilets. Assistance dogs welcome.

Filming: The use of tripods and private filming is not permitted. ZHF will be taking photographs of the event, please inform staff on the day if you do not wish to be included in any photographs.