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Tag Archives: Amazigh Culture

Remembering the Battle of Annual

Annual

This Month marks the 94th anniversary of the Battle of Annual, or in what became known in Spain as the disaster of Annual settlement . where the forces of Muhammad ‘Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi destroyed the 20,000 strong Spanish army of General. Silvestre, on July 22, 1921 at Annual in northeastern of Rif, (about 50km west of Nador) While it would …

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Video: Traditional Ahidous Transformed Into Symphony

Ahidous

Ahidous is a traditional dance performed by the Amazigh tribes of the Middle Atlas and High Atlas of Morocco in which men and women, side by side, form flexible and rolling round, accompanied by singing (Amazigh izli, izlan/Poetry) punctuated by the bendir (drum).

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To the Memory of Abbas Messaadi: Sixty One Years After His Assassination

June 27th marks the 61 years anniversary of the assassination of Abbas Messaadi, Amazigh leader and one of the founding members of the Moroccan Army of Liberation before his controversial assassination in June 1956 that would ultimately trigger the 1957 Rif Revolt.Abbas was running a military camp in Aknoul and was assassinated in Fes in June 1956 allegedly by Karim …

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Chicago Tribune 1953: Hopes For Rif Freedom Live in Abd EL Krim

Rif

Article by Larry Rue from the Chicago Tribune (June 21, 1953) Tribune Writer Talks with Exile in Egypt   CAIRO, Egypt, June 20-One night I met a handsome, young lieutenant in the roof garden of the Semiramis hotel. When I heard his name, I asked, “Any relation to Abd el Krim, the great Riffian leader?” “Yes, he is my father.” …

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Amazigh Urge North African Countries to Respect the Rights of Indigenous People

Amazigh

By Rachid Raha, June, 20 2017 Amazigh people urge North Africa countries to respect the “UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples” Tiznit, southern Morocco,  hosted the international forum on the rights of Amazigh people under the theme of “UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples”, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its adoption, in Tiznit …

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Granada to Hold 2nd Euro-Amazigh Research Forum

Euro-Amazigh

The 2nd Euro-Amazigh research forum is dedicated to the study of medieval onomastics as intangible heritage elements to understand the history, culture and identity of territories and human groups established in the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa and the Interrelationship Between them. When: May 23, 24 2017 Where: Fundación Euroárabe de Altos Estudios Calle San Jerónimo, 27, 18001 Granada, Spain Event …

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Marseille to Hold the 12th Edition of Tamazgha Festival

Tamazgha festival is one of the most prominent events in the old continent, hosted in Marseille city, Southern France which brings together all the multicultural aspect of Amazigh Culture from all the regions of North Africa. The 12th edition this year, of this festival, is hosted by a team of young Amazigh activists on June 23-24, 2017 in Theatre ‘de la sucriere” in Marseille in southern …

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Amazigh Association of Colorado Gather in Denver for Tafsut Commemoration

Tafsut

This year marks the 37th anniversary of the Amazigh Spring – Tafsut Imazighen- , in which many Amazigh people from Kabyle were massacred by the Algerian regime. Each year The Amazigh community around the world holds a remembrance event to honor and commemorate those who lost their lives on April 1980 in Tizi Ouzou. Host: Amazigh Association of Colorado When: …

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Djaballah: «The Amazigh Flag is a threat to national unity in Algeria»

Djaballah

In a TV interview with the Qatari media network Al Jazeera, the leader of the Front for Justice and Development (FJD) Abdallah Djaballah, insisted that the Amazigh flag that the Kabyles people are constantly raising during the waves of protests is a grave danger to the national unity in Algeria, and that the Algerian state must intervene definitively to put an end to the …

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