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Tuareg Poet Mahmoudan Hawad Wins Argana International Poetry Award 2017

Hawad

Tuareg poet Mahmoudan Hawad won the international Argana poetry award 2017, granted by Morocco’s Bayt Achiir (House of Poetry). Hawad is an Amazigh poet, painter and author born in the Aïr region of Niger known for the method he calls” furigraphy” to create space in his poetry and to illuminate certain themes. Common themes of his work include thirst, movement, wandering, …

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Azawad International Radio launched officially

Radio Azawad

Azawad International Radio (RAI), a new public radio station broadcasting from the Mali, launched last October with the goal of providing the Tuareg community a targeted radio that provide informative, educational news and talk programmes as well as North African Amazigh music. For more information on Azawad International Radio to sign up as a volunteer, visit www.azawad.radio.net. or their Facebook page. …

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Register Here – Amazigh Film Festival

Amazigh

We invite you to join us for the north African Amazigh film festival, which will be held at the Cohen auditorium-Tufts University in Boston on September 23th, 2017. This free event of films, discussion and live Amazigh music celebrates the diverse and insightful perspectives of the indigenous communities of North Africa which extend from the Oasis of Siwa in Egypt to …

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Press Release: 2017 Amazigh Film Festival in Boston

Amazigh Film Festival

PRESS RELEASE: AMAZIGH FILM FESTIVAL 2017  Palo Alto, California-May 8, 2017 — This year marks the 9th celebration of the Amazigh Film Festival which was founded in Los Angeles, California by Helene E. Hagan, President of the Tazzla Institute for Cultural Diversity, Inc. in 2007. The festival was supported from the start by The Hagan Law Firm of Palo Alto, the …

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Tuareg People Under Attack In Libya

Khalifa Haftar

On March 18, 2017,  General Khalifa Haftar’s forces — known as the Libyan Arab army— exhumed graves and took out a number of dead bodies from the Tuareg tribe in the Benghazi neighbourhood of Ganfouda and wandered with them in the streets.

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Tinariwen To Perform At The Royale Boston

Tinariwen

Tinariwen, a Grammy-winning band of nomadic Tuaregs from the Sahara Desert in northern Mali, brings a rebellious sensibility to entrancing desert blues. A sensational live act, they electrify traditional Tuareg melodies with edgy blues, rock, pop, Berber, and Arabic influences, producing a gritty, hypnotic sound. LA’s contagious Dengue Fever will open with its trademark blend of vintage Cambodian pop and …

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Tifinegh Classes: Preserving Languages and Saving Cultures

Tifinegh

Tifinegh, continues to be transmitted to children 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. The unusual script is rarely used nowadays in Niger. This project aimed to revitalize Tifinagh. Among the earliest Tifinagh inscriptions found in North Africa are those …

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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 …

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Azawadians Celebrate Independence Day Declaration in Kidal

Azawad

  For Azawad people,  April 6, holds a special place in their hearts, it’s the 4th anniversary of Azawad’s Declaration of Independence. Azawad was declared an independent state by the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad MNLA in 2012 after a Tuareg rebellion drove the Malian Army from the territory. MNLA sought to establish an independent Saharan state in northern Mali with …

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