Tuesday , March 28 2017

Tag Archives: Amazigh Music

Commemorating the 55th Anniversary of Mouloud Feraoun’s Assassination

Mouloud Feraoun

Mouloud Feraoun (1913–1962). A prominent Amazigh writer from Kabyle whose real name is Aït Chaabane Mouloud Feraoun. Born on March 8th, 1913 in Tizi Hibel in Greater Kabylia. Although he was born to a poor peasant family, he managed to get through the French school system and to earn a diploma at the Bouzaréah School (Teacher’s College) in Algiers. After …

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Amazigh Music Icon In Rif Rachid Nadori Has Died

Rachid Nadori

Nador (AWN) | It is with great sadness that we learn the loss of another icon of the Amazigh music in Rif, Rachid Nadori reportedly after suddenly falling ill in his home town in Nador. It’s indeed a huge loss for the Amazigh music community, not too mention a huge loss to the Amazigh culture as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nadori’s family, friends and …

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2017 Twiza Workcamp Application Form

Twiza Workcamp 2017 is a series workshops days organized by ‘Tourab collectifs’ dedicated to the restoration of old Amazigh houses and sites in Tolga district in Biskra province, Algeria. The workshop aims at bringing together young people from all over the country to introduce them to the use of local materials in construction while preserving old heritage. Participants will be able to choose from …

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Statue of Ibn Battuta Unveiled in Quanzhou Museum In China

Ibn Battuta

By Zouhir Az, A bronze-made sculpture of Ibn Battuta —known as the greatest Amazigh Traveller, geographer and botanist of premodern times— has been unveiled and inaugurated in Quanzhou Museum of Contemporary Art located in Fujian Province in China, to pay tribute to his everlasting impact on China’s history. Ibn Battuta started on his travels from his hometown Tangier when he was …

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International Women’s Day: Honoring Amazigh Women

Amazigh woman

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the respect, honor and appreciation towards women across the world. In recent years, the annual event has gained decent recognition, giving a chance to celebrate achievements in the women’s movement and to inspire further progress through both local and international action. On this occasion, the Amazigh World News team would like to take this opportunity …

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Film : Saint Augustine of Hippo, The Greatest Amazigh Saint Of The Roman Empire

Saint Augustine

‘Saint Augustine : The Decline of the Roman Empire’ uses a historic backdrop to tell the true story of Augustine of Hippo also known as St. Augustine or St. Austin,— one of the most remarkable Amazigh-Berber leaders and thinkers of late Christian Rome who was born in 354 in Thagaste (present-day Souk Ahras, Algeria)—. The story is about one of the …

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In Loving Memory of Mouloud Mammeri, Father of Tamazight

Mouloud Mammeri

28 years ago, Imazighen lost Mouloud Mammeri: a writer, a playwright, a researcher, an anthropologist, a thinker, … a father! Like Ulysses, all his life was a kind of journey which took him back after long detours to his native land after a time consuming search to reconciliate his spiritual affiliation with his people. He made peace with himself but …

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Tamazight is Declared An Official Language in Amazigh Concentrated Districts in Libya

Libya

Libya | AWN – The Amazigh High Council (LAHC) in Libya has issued a circular declaring Tamazight as the official language in the major Amazigh inhabited cities and districts in Libya, said a news report yesterday. This decision status will legally allow the Amazigh language to be taught in public schools, featured in state paperwork and documents as well as correspondences and signboards. …

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