Archive for February, 2007

The central position of women in the life of Imazighen

The central position of women in the life of Imazighen
Amazigh Women The Kabyles are an ethnic sub-group of the Berber people, today still living in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. They are the oldest known people of Northern Africa. The three most important groups of the Berbers in Algeria are the Chaouias, who live a semi-nomadic lifestyle, the Tuareg, famous the world over as the People of the Desert, and the Kabyles, who are sedentary. I was born in Kabylia and was able to observe how people preserved... 

Meksa, a legend

Meksa, a legend
Meksa Loundja and Zelgoum are orphans like the curent people that don’t hear about him. Early, in 1974, with Idir, he was a famous singer. He composed music and melodies in folk song, modern folklore and universal style. He introduced the guitar, the bass, the battery and the piano. His songs were appreciated in several countries. So, he introduced The Kabylia to the world with its traditions and tales. He worked also on the favour... 
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