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Microsoft-owned SwiftKey Officially Debuts Tamazight


Another day, another new chapter in the inclusion of Tamazight language in modern technology. SwiftKey, the company behind Android’s most popular keyboard— Microsoft’s $250 million acquisition—has announced the implementation of Tifinagh script into its latest beta release of SwiftKey. The company also announced that the platform will rely on Amazigh scholar’s feedback to improve the technology for Tifinagh to incorporate it in a more ... 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 »

Tinariwen Announced Their New Album, ‘ELWAN’


Tinariwen have announced their new album ‘ELWAN (The Elephants)’. Due out early next year, The album was recorded partially in the desert of California’s Joshua Tree National Park and M’Hamid El Ghizlane oasis in southern Morocco. The follow-up to their 2014 album ‘Emmaar’ comes out on February 10th 2017 via Anti-. and it features guest appearances by Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeny, Mark Lanegan, ... Read More »

Khenifra to Host the First Edition of Izourane Festival


Organized by Ajdir Izourane association for Amazigh Culture in collaboration with The Royal Institute of the Amazigh Culture The event is free and open to the public and will include a rich variety of activities such as Live music, art shows, conferences and many other surprises. When: October 15 . 16 2016 Where: Ajdir – Khenifra Event Website: Festivalizourane   Read More »

Morocco: 10-Year-old Commits Suicide Over School Supplies


A 10-year-old student, studying in the 5th grade committed suicide by hanging after his parents refused to buy him school supplies. Ahmed Aarab was found hanging at his home in a small village near the city of Ifrane, Morocco. Mother said he had demanded  to immediately buy him school supplies required to go back to school.. But they refused because they could not afford ... Read More »

Great Success for the Amazigh Film Festival in Boston

Great success in Boston for hosting the eighth annual of the Amazigh Film Festival for the first time, film festival dedicated to Amazigh films and documentaries made by young filmmakers. The festival was hosted by the Amazigh Cultural Network in America (A.C.N.A.) in collaboration with the Tazzla Institute for Cultural Diversity. Sponsored by the the BMCE Bank Foundation headed by Dr. Leila Meziane Benjelloun. The ... Read More »

Bilmawn Carnival | Keeping an Amazigh Tradition Alive

Bilmawn, Boujloud also known as the Amazigh Halloween, is an old tradition that takes place a few days following the celebration of Eid al-Adha This indigenous cultural event, deeply rooted in Amazigh tradition, involves people wearing sheepskin, goatskin, or bird feathers. It involves individuals wearing the skins of rams or goats along with face paint with charcoal or wear masks and roaming the ... Read More »

Ribab Fusion Releases New Album – Video

Ribab fusion

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 »

Amazigh Film Festival – Boston 2016

Amazigh film festival

Amazigh Film Festival is a unique event in the US, dedicated to celebrate and showcase Amazigh artists, cinematographers, and musicians of the North African Berber cultures, which extend from the Oasis of Siwa in Egypt to Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, the Canary Islands and the Sahara Desert (Niger, Mali, Burkina-Faso). as well as a good oportunity to educate American audiences about ... Read More »