Archive for April, 2007

Interview with Yuba

Interview with Yuba
Interview with Yuba Yuba was born and raised in Dcheira, a small town near Agadir (Southern Morocco). He was greatly affected by the way in which his Amazigh (Berber) culture was slowly but surely being strangled and so joined the identity protest movement to try and contribute, in his own way, to the defence and protection of this thousand-year-old culture. So, before being drawn into the world of music, he wrote poems in Amazigh to signify his... 

Amazigh writing system adaptable to the modern age

Amazigh writing system adaptable to the modern age
tifinagh An international colloquium on Tifinagh, the earliest alphabet used to transcribe the Amazigh language, took place on Thursday (March 22nd) in Algiers. Organized by the High Commission for Amazigh (HCA), the conference was attended by distinguished social science experts from Niger, Morocco, Tunisia and France. Those in attendance deliberated the alphabet’s use and how best to preserve it as a part of the Berber people’s cultural... 

Interview with Rif association of Amazigh Theater

Interview with Rif association of Amazigh Theater
Rif association Although a full existence of theater in the Rif and particularly in Al-hoceima is still somewhat uncommon, we can notice some voices that try hard to adopt this important cultural manifestation. It is only recently that some associations gave attention to theater. With the belief that theater helps promote one’s culture and language, the Amazigh Association of Theater in Al-hoceima is an example of many others that... 
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