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The 5th Edition Of Merzouga International Festival

Merzouga

The Merzouga international festival is held every year in the Sahara desert and seeks to promote peace and tolerance. It is one of the best festivals combining different shows and concerts with international artists from different regions and countries, conferences, a race through the desert as well as an Amazigh Berber traditional wedding. Merzouga is a stunning small village in southeastern Morocco, about ... Read More »

High Atlas Mountains – Hundreds March For Miles In Protest Against Poverty And Social Exclusion

High Atlas

After decades of repression and marginalization, several hundred people including young kids and old women, have decided to march from their town of Anergui located in the high Atlas Mountains all the way to Beni Mellal city hall — walking about 60 miles through the cold mountainside roads — to protest against different forms of marginalization and social exclusion and to hold everyone in ... Read More »

DNA Analysis: Only 4% of Tunisians Are Arabs

Tunisia

Based on a genetic studies report conducted by National Geographic, only 4 % of tunisians are of Arab origin. This porcentage would probably be considerably less than 1 % in the south west of Tunisia where the majority of Amazigh are mainly located. The Arab identity of Egypt also fall down the drain, According to the same source, the Egyptian native’s genetic composition ... Read More »

Where To Celebrate Amazigh New Year in United States and Canada

Amazigh new year

Amazigh New Year’s comes but once a year, so it’s worth it to make the festivites memorable. But where’s the place to be to celebrate the day? We’ve scoured both United States and Canada for the best annual celebrations; Boston, Massachusetts Los Angles, California Portland, Oregon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ottawa, Canada Montreal, Canada Washington, D.C. New Jersey, NJ Alexandria,VA Read More »

The Amazigh Cave Homes of Matmata in Tunisia

Matmata

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 ... Read More »

Agadez adds Tifinagh to Street Signs

Agadez (AWN) | Tifinagh, the traditional writing system of the Amazigh people of North Africa continues to expand, more and more as a means of preserving Amazigh—Tuareg identity, Some two-thirds of the estimated 1.5 million Tuareg living in Niger use their traditional language, Tamacheq, on a daily basis. It took a long time but, it’s official, now drive through parts of ... Read More »

Ahmed Baidou Releases New Film – Addour– Inspired by the Life of Zaid Ouhmad

Ahmed baidou

Inspired by true story events of ongoing resistance against French colonialism in southern Morocco, Ahmed Baidou — Young Amazigh filmmaker who hails from the quiet village of Mirleft in the Sidi Ifni — announced his new long film that come to theaters in 2017 titled Addour, produced to explore the life ‘Zaid Ouhmad’ another forgotten hero whose visage has become an iconic symbol of the national ... Read More »

Celebrate the Amazigh New Year in Boston

By Zouhir Az, Nov 29, 2016  Following a successful event last year, The Amazigh Cultural Network in America in collaboration with Boston Amazigh Community are organizing another annual  celebration for the Amazigh new year ‘Yennayer’, — marks the first day of the agrarian calendar year used since ancient times by Amazigh people throughout North Africa — on Saturday, January 14, in ... Read More »