Collecting Voices
— November 2020n Tangier
— Duration : 8 minutes 30 secondes
— Production/coordination : Calypso36°21
— Direction/coordination : Ayoub Ait Taadouit, Reuben Yemoh Odoi
— Authors : Engoung Belinga Mariane Santana , Jennifer Alexander, Ayoub Ait Taadouit

Collecting Voices is the result of a four-days sound mapping workshop in Tangier in November 2020 by the collective Calypso36°21. The project was realized in collaboration with Reuben Yemoh Odoi, director of the association The Minority Globe, and Ayoub Ait Taadouit, sound technician and co-author of the soundpiece.

The two participants and authors, Jennifer and Santana, from Nigeria (Edo State) and Cameroon (Yaoundé), living in Tangier, both shared the desire of leaving for Europe. During the workshop, they experimented with and used sound to convey their relationship to the city of Tangier. They recorded traffic noise, chants, winds and waves, to tell the stories of the lives that they were living in the city at the time. This collaborative sound piece navigates at the margins of a border town, 14 kilometers away from European coasts, through the voices of two women trapped in a transitional space, in a liminal territory.


Collecting Voices. 2020.