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Ribab Fusion Releases New Album – Video

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After a year since the release of their last album, Ribab Fusion dropped their brand new Album “Aghrib” last week which has been getting great reviews all over the web. Ribab Fusion is a popular Amazigh band from southern Morocco, celebrates Morocco’s Amazigh culture with everything from smooth grooves to high-energy funk, fusing the traditional sound of the single-stringed ribab with a contemporary, Afropop ... Read More »

International Mother Language Day And Its Relevance to Tamazight


International Mother Language Day is an annual celebration that was proclaimed by UNESCO’s General Conference in November 1999. The International Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote multilingualism and cultural diversity. “Languages Matter!” Tamazight language matters! Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the ... Read More »

Violence Against the Mozabite Community in Ghardaia

Eden Almasude July 20,2015 For the last two years, the Mozabite community has experienced countless injustices including destruction of properties and vandalism of ancient historical sites, including a Mozabite cemetery which was destroyed in December 2013. Last week, violence erupted in the city of Ghardaia when Arabs killed 16 Imazighen with firearms, one more in a series of ethnic and ... Read More »

Morocco’s Berber Battle to Keep From Losing Their Culture / Arab minority forces majority to abandon native language

By Peter Prengaman, June 26, 2015,  A war of words over the Berber and Arabic languages is heating up in Morocco, threatening to divide the kingdom in much the same way the battle between French and English speakers divides Canada. Berbers were Morocco’s first inhabitants, and today they are still the majority, accounting for about 60 percent of Morocco’s 30 ... Read More »

Decolonising the mind: The language of North Africa

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By Nuunja Kahina on June 25, 2015 — Given the colonial nature of Arabic in Tamazgha, and its imposition on the indigenous people, there are significant reasons that Africans ought to reject the use of Arabic in favour of their indigenous language. When we do this, we participate in decolonization by supporting the survival of African languages in opposition to the ... Read More »