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Video | Silbo, the Lost Whistling Language of the Guanches in Canary Islands

Silbo

The Silbo Gomero is a whistled register system that has been used for decades by the ‘Guanches‘, the aboriginal Amazigh inhabitants of the Canary Islands to emulate speech and facilitate communication between the islanders. The Silbo is the only whistled language in the world that is fully developed and practiced by a large community (more than 22,000 inhabitants). The whistled language replaces each …

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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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Video: Hundreds Rally In Rabat During The Annual Tawada March

Tawada

Hundreds of Amazigh activists marched through the streets of Rabat, capital of Morocco on Sunday, April 24 during the annual Tawada March to protest against marginalization and social injustice. This year’s theme is primarily around the Rif protests and the death of a 3-year-old girl, Idya due to lack of medical care.  

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36 Years Later, Still No Sign Of Boujamaa Habbaz

Boujamaa Habbaz

By Zouhir Az, April 21, 2017 On 19 April, 1981, Boujamaa Habbaz, Amazigh activist, linguistics professor and co-founder of the Moroccan Research and Cultural Exchange Association (AMREC), left his house in the morning and never came back. He disappeared very mysteriously without a single trace. Boujamaa Habbaz was born in Botazolt village near Ouarzazate in southeast Morocco, where his father was a mine worker. There, …

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New York Forum Of Amazigh Film

Amazigh Film

The New York Forum of Amazigh Film is an international festival for Amazigh film, directors and artists. which returns for its third edition. the showcase will take place Thursday and Friday, May 4-5, 2017 at La Guardia Community College’s Little Theater in Long Island City in New York. The New York Forum of Amazigh Film this year is a two-day event to discover and …

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Call For Application To UN Indigenous Fellowship Programme

UN

The UN Indigenous Fellowship Programme aims to empower indigenous representatives and their communities by strengthening their knowledge of the United Nations human rights system and how to protect their human rights. The trained Fellows are more aware of existing UN instruments and, hence, better equipped to assist their organizations and communities. Indigenous Fellowship Programmes are held annually and deadlines for …

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In Boston, Moroccans and Jews Will Gather To Celebrate Mimouna

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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