Friday , February 23 2018

Tag Archives: Tamazight

UNESCO Publication Introduces Amazigh Alphabet ‘Tifinagh’


February 23, 2018 Amazigh alphabet ‘Tifinagh’ has been featured in a new UNESCO brochure publication entitled “Writing Peace ” aimed at introducing the world’s writing systems to the readers interested in characteristics of different alphabets throughout the world. The brochure consists of 22 scripting systems. Among the oldest writings of the world, Chinese alphabet is written after the Chinese, Greek, …

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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 promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. “Languages Matter!” Tamazight language matters! Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote …

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Amazigh Culture Celebrated in Stockholm

Amazigh Stockholm

A celebration of the North African Amazigh culture will take place in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, on Sunday, January 28, for the annual -Yennayer- the Amazigh new year celebration. The day-long event is organised by Digital Media Culture , an organization whose goal is to preserve and promote the Amazigh culture throughout Europe. Activities include a documentary screening,  ‘Art to live better’ by …

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Amazigh New Year’s Day Officially Declared a Paid Public Holiday in Algeria


Algiers| A special Cabinet meeting was held this morning Wednesday 27 December in Algiers where the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared that the Amazigh new year holiday on January 13, 2018, as an official paid holiday for all federal employees in Algeria. According to the Algerian news, “the federal government will make every effort to generalize the teaching and use of …

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Call For Submissions | New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF)


New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF) will return for its fourth edition on April 26-27, 2018 at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Queens, New York. NYFAF offers a unique platform to discover North African culture and knowledge and to showcase the cinematic works of its people with particular focus on films created about Imazighen, the indigenous people of …

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Americans Singing Amazigh Song


Message from the lead singer: ‘This is a clip from Yesterday’s concert. Performing Tabla, Izenzaren song. Thank you all for supporting this group of students who put in time and energy to learn Tamazight music. They honored and valued Tamazight heritage and Imazighen in general. These are not professional musicians, they all have their jobs and careers. They put that …

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New Film: Letter of Solidarity from Imider to the Rif


“Timnadine” is a form of poetry unique to Asamr (the Southeast of Morocco). By blending the art of Timnadine with the art of cinema, the aim of Movement on Road ’96 in Imider, the producer is to refresh Morocco’s indigenous Amazigh culture and to revive the legacy of the ancient poets who traveled from village to village, using Timnadine to …

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