Archive for September, 2007

The Aith Waryaghar of the Moroccan Rif

The Aith Waryaghar of the Moroccan Rif
The Aith Waryaghar of the Moroccan Rif Book A new version of David Montgomery Hart’s “The Aith Waryaghar of the Moroccan Rif” has to be presented in Arabic language. The SMDN (The Voice of the Moroccan Democrats Resident in Nederland) has launched the Arabic version of the masterpiece mentioned above. “The Aith Waryaghar of the Moroccan Rif” written by the famous American anthropologist David Montgomery Hart was first... 

North Africans may have beaten Celts to Ireland

North Africans may have beaten Celts to Ireland
North Africans may have beaten Celts to Ireland When the Celts landed in Ireland 2,500 years ago, they may have been met by a population of North Africans, scientists now believe, writes Jan Battles. Linguists say a study of Irish and other Celtic languages has produced possible evidence that when the Celts invaded Ireland and Britain there were already Afro-Asiatic speakers here. Celtic languages – Irish, Scots Gaelic and Welsh – incorporate... 

Tamiri, a new female singer is born

Tamiri, a new female singer is born
Tamiri With a profound and gorgeous voice, a young female star, Tamiri, has appeared in the world of the Amazigh song in the recent years. This Rifian artist has been appeared for the first time in the famous theater play that commemorates the unforgettable history event of Rif, Dhar Oubaran. Supported by the Rifian singer Massin, she always had the courage to sing on the stage, which lead her to launch her first single album called “Ssendâ€?... 

The Berber Question: Nationalism in the Making?

The Berber Question: Nationalism in the Making?
Tamazgha The Berber seems to be content to be drawn gradually into and assimilated by his country’s general ethos, to lose his identity in Arab society. Berber nationalism has become an outmoded doctrine, if it ever existed in the first place. The Berber of today may remember the tales of his father’s father, of the glory of the Berber tribes; but he will not attempt to emulate his forebears. Instead, when asked his... 

Takfarinas, my country is the earth

Takfarinas, my country is the earth
Takfarinas His name may not be familiar to Americans, but for millions of people in North Africa and Europe, his name is synonymous with “Yal music.” At a time when all the youth of Algeria were caught up in raï music, Takfarinas was forging his own sound, a sort of musical esperantos deriving from the Kabyle songs of the last century. He named it “Yal music” after the rhythmic vocalized syllable “yal…laaa... 
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