Archive for August, 2007

The etymology of the word “Berber”?

The etymology of the word “Berber”?
The etymology of the word "Berber"? For some people, the origin of the word “Berber”? would be Greek; their argument rely on the fact that the Greeks called people who spoke a language other than Greek “the Barbarians”?. For the Arabs, the above word would be borrowed from Arabic, since in this language there is the verb “Barbara”? (to roar) and “Al-barbarah”? (“roar”? and by extension,... 

The 3rd Mediterranean Festival of Al Hoceima

The 3rd Mediterranean Festival of Al Hoceima
he 3rd Mediterranean Festival of Al Hoceima The 3rd annual festival of Al Hoceima was surprising this summer; the pioneers of Amazigh music from many regions of Tamazgha and other bands that are in the diaspora joined the event. The festival started on Monday July 23 and ended on Sunday 29 of the same month. The artists that marked the event are Khalid Izri, Imetlaa, Takfarinas, Thifridjas, Zirly, Tifyour and the famous humorist Thuzzarin narrif .... 

Towards a Unified, Common and Standard Amazigh Language

Towards a Unified, Common and Standard Amazigh Language
Towards a Unified, Common and Standard Amazigh Language For many decades, we witnessed, especially in the Amazighophone circles, rational consciousness raising whose consequences are promoting, normalizing, standardizing and unifying Amazigh language, one of the old languages that has been living for several millennia. As far as can be traced back in the field of Amazigh studies, the theory of the Amazigh language has always been brought to the fore.... 

The 3rd Amazigh Festival of Tangiers

The 3rd Amazigh Festival of Tangiers
The 3rd Amazigh Festival of Tangiers The 3rd edition of the Tangiers Amazigh Festival has been a remarkable event in the memory of Tangiers (the bride of the north of Morocco). Artists from different parts of Tamazgha (north of Africa) including Rif, Sous, Atlas, Kabylia, Twareg… made of this manifestation a magnificent meeting to celebrate the openness of Tamazight on the world cultures. The artists that marked this edition are: Takfarinas... 
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