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World Premiere of "Oulaya's Wedding" Film Screening and Discussion with Director Hisham Mayet

Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

School of Jazz Performance Space, Room I531, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011


Oulaya's Wedding (2017) 60 min. Group Doueh is one of the most beloved bands in the occupied territory of Western Sahara, morphing between acoustic and electric modes with members of their family and friends joining the band as the mood requires over the last 27 years. They invited Sublime Frequencies to the wedding of their eldest daughter Oulaya. This documentary provides a special glimpse into the lives of people living on our planet, their minds, their music, their homes, ceremonies, and parties! An absolutely beautiful document: rich and intimate.

Film Screening, followed by Q&A with director and ethnographer Hisham Mayet and co-directors Cyrus Moussavi and Brittany Nugent. Moderated by New School faculty member, Dr. Lara Pellegrinelli

If you would like the rare chance to see Group Doueh live, you can catch them on Sep 29 at LPR. For more info visit

Co-presented by The New School for Jazz and the World Music Institute


Event Type

Film and Media Screenings


General Public


Media and Technology, International and Global, Performing Arts


College of Performing Arts, Mannes School of Music, School of Jazz, Schools of Public Engagement, School of Media Studies, Parsons School of Design, School of Art, Media and Technology


Global Studies and Migration, Storytelling and Communication, Music, Documentaries


Africa, WMI


$15 General Admission. Free for WMI members, The New School students, faculty, and staff (please bring New School ID). RSVP to

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