Sejjaħ lil Malta

Sejjaħ lil Malta is a performance that happens on two shorelines. It invites the audience to take a Maltese water taxi boat from Valletta to Senglea, and to listen to seashells that were picked up from the Tunisian coastal city of Sousse. Sejjaħ lil Malta explores our changing perception of the Mediterranean Sea, a fluctuating space of multiple borders, a leisure destination for some, and a death trap for many of those seeking refuge. The water taxis themselves tell a local story of Malta’s internal borders as a result of the privatisation of the seashore.

Sejjaħ lil Malta is the sound of the Mediterranean as a border.

Site-specific performance by Tania El Khoury
Part of “Dal-Baħar Madwarha” exhibition, curated by Maren Richter, produced by Valletta 2018.

Narration and sound design: Yasmin Kuymizakis
Performance: Chakib Zidi and Mohamed Ali “Dali” Agrebi
Singing: Mouheddine “Huita” Chalchoule and Yasmin Kuymizakis
Technical production: Mohamed Ali “Dali” Agrebi
Brochure and map design: Aymen El Gharbi
Illustrations on brochure: Amel Moyersoen
Project management during research period: Andrea Pullicino
Project management during performance: Sarah Mallia
Regional coordination: Emanuel Vella
English translation and editing: Ziad Abu-Rish
Maltese translation: Kevin Saliba

This project is supported by The British Council.