Collecting Voices is a sound mapping workshop that was held in Tangier in November 2020. The workshop was coordinated by Reuben Yemoh Odoi, director of the association The Minority Globe, and Ayoub Ait Taadouit, sound engineer and designer. Jennifer Alexander and Santana Belinga Engoung Mariane, two singers and artist living in Tangier participated to the workshop.
For four days, they developed a participative soundscape of the city, helped by the technical support provided by Ayoub Ait Taadouit and by the artistic contribution of Reuben Yemoh Odoi. From Mahal Art Space, through the streets of Tangier to its beaches, they recorded sounds and noises that translate the ways they experience the city on a daily basis. With two voices and eight hands, the sound piece echoes the relationship each has with the city of Tangier.
Santana Mariane Belinga Engoung is a singer and an artist from Yaoundé, who lives and works in Tangier. She is also founder and director of a hair salon in Tangier.
Jennifer Alexander is a singer from Edo State, who lives and work in Tangier.
Reuben Yemoh Odoi is an artist, musician and activist from Ghana, living and working in Morocco. He is the director of The Minority Globe, an association based in Rabat, created in 2009, working with art, pedagogical tools adapted to the needs of local communities and supporting emerging artists in Morocco.
Ayoub Ait Taadouit is a Moroccan sound engineer and designer. He works at La Cassette, a Paris-based venue dedicated to radio and sonic creations. He is also member of Transmission, a collective working to develop the cultures and know-how around sound storytelling.