Friday , April 28 2017

Amazigh Culture

In Boston, Moroccans and Jews Will Gather To Celebrate Mimouna


  By Zouhir Az, April 8, 2017   More than 100 people are expected to gather to celebrate another annual tradition of post-Passover festivities known as Mimouna celebrations,  on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m, at the Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. with a fun evening full of activities and performances and there’s something for everyone in the family to …

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The ‘International Number Ones’ Map Puts Morocco First For Argan Oil

International Number Ones

“Every country is best at something”, according to the ‘International Number Ones’  data visualization website Information is Beautiful. A map published on the website shows what countries around the world rank first for. “According to the 2016 data” Morocco is ranked best for “Argan oil.” – a speciality and a unique ingredient that’s been at the heart of Moroccan Amazigh cooking, medicinal purposes and traditional …

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The Amazigh Cave Homes of Matmata in Tunisia


Matmata and other desert settlements in Tunisia have wonderful underground homes built by the ancient Amazigh people of Matmata — a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia—to avoid the intense heat and strong desert winds. The homes are made by digging a large pit some 7m (23ft) deep and 10m (33ft) wide and then, around the sides of the …

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Morocco Among Best Countries For Tea Lovers


Morocco ranked fourth in the world of ‘Top 10’ places for tea lovers according to a ranking by the UK’s daily Metro news. Morocco ranked fourth on the list behind Singapore 3rd, Sri Lanka and Russia on the first place. According to the British newspaper, Morocco’s traditional mint tea is served in ceremonial form and held in high regard by Moroccans. “You also won’t …

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Tamazgha Builders: A New NGO Fights to Restore Old Amazigh Buildings and Sites


Tamazgha Builders is a non-profit membership organization founded to provide education, networking and outreach for old Amazigh heritage buildings and monuments in Algeria. It was established on the principle that conservation of the built environment is fundamentally dependent on the work of skilled people in all of the traditional building trades who preserve, maintain and restore historic buildings, sites, and build …

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Bilmawn Carnival | Keeping an Amazigh Tradition Alive

Bilmawn, Boujloud also known as the Amazigh Halloween, is an old tradition that takes place a few days following the celebration of Eid al-Adha This indigenous cultural event, deeply rooted in Amazigh tradition, involves people wearing sheepskin, goatskin, or bird feathers. It involves individuals wearing the skins of rams or goats along with face paint with charcoal or wear masks and roaming the …

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Amazigh Cuisine, Second Best Cuisine on the Planet

Amazigh Cuisine

Marrakech (AWN) | Morocco ranked second in the world in the Best Travel Destinations for Food Lovers according to a ranking by the Worldsim travel blog released on March 6. “Morocco is the place to go for the best Amazigh cuisine on the planet” writes the Worldsim Travel blog “That means fragrant tagine pots served in the midst of ancient medina towns, herbal teas to boot, and …

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12 Stunning Pictures to Remind Us of Amazigh History and Culture


It is our history and culture that cemented our identity as Amazigh. It made us unique’ and this uniqueness has allowed us to recognize the diverse parts of our culture and to be proud of where we came from. In today’s showcase we are presenting a little showcase of this astonishing cohesion between natural beauty, art, and social tradition of the Amazigh …

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An Ethnic Food: Tabadirt or Abadir


Written by Oukhouya Ali Mbarek Note to the reader Amazigh linguistics is very important here to make a clear-cut distinction between feminine and masculine nouns. If a noun is masculine, Abadir, for instance to feminize it, the consonant “T” is usually added at the beginning as a prefix (derivational morpheme) and at the end of the word, Tabadirt. To give illustrations, …

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Teneghelt: Traditional Jewelries and Tuareg Symbols


  One of the things that the nomadic Amazigh Tuareg are famous for are their “crosses”, called ‘Teneghelt’ in their Amazigh dialect of Tamasheq. There are officially 21 crosses, with each design indicating the city/town of origin of the individual wearing it. Strictly made of silver, in line with Islamic teachings, the designs are a beautiful union of the male …

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