Archive for October, 2012

Amazigh Studies Day in Mexico

Amazigh Studies Day in Mexico
Amazigh Studies Day in Mexico The National School of Anthropology and History in the city of Mexico has announced that it will organize its second congress this year under the theme of “Language, literature, Resistance and the Social Movement of People of North Africa:  the Resistance and the Identity of the population of North Africa and Others”. The last year edition was a major success as that it has attracted many participants. Ouajd Karkar,... 

Imetlaa collaborates with the divas of North Africa

Imetlaa collaborates with the divas of North Africa
Imetlaa new project: Musical collaboration with the divas of north African music In the recent past Imetlaa has achieved a progressive success in various genres which came as a result of joint work with various bands. They have tackled the issue of Amazigh-Andalous music where they have dealt mainly with historical, cultural and musical similarities between Izran the songs of Rif and Flamenco of Spain. Imetlaa had also worked on a second project called... 

Salafists blamed for destroying Amazigh stone carvings

Salafists blamed for destroying Amazigh stone carvings
The rock engravings date back more than 8,000 years and include an image of the Sun depicted as a pagan god. Muslim hardliners known as Salafists have been blamed for destroying ancient stone carvings in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. The rock engravings date back more than 8,000 years and include an image of the Sun depicted as a pagan god. “They were destroyed several days ago,” said Aboubakr Anghir of the Amazigh League for Human... 

Khalid Izri – Granada

Khalid Izri – Granada
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A rebirth of Amazigh culture in post-Gadhafi Libya

A rebirth of Amazigh culture in post-Gadhafi Libya
A Berber girl dressed in traditional attire at a Berber cultural festival in Tripoli. Public displays of Amazigh culture were forbidden under the Gadhafi regime. The overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi has had a messy and often confused aftermath, as rival groups jostle for a stake in the new Libya after four decades of dictatorship. But while the realities of Libya’s new order remain murky, for the country’s Berber minority, the task ahead is... 

Azawad, a hope for an Amazigh independent state

Azawad, a hope for an Amazigh independent state
Azawad, a hope for an Amazigh independent state in North Africa. The people of Azawad have formally declared declared their irrevocable independence Friday April 6 2012. The statement from the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (Mouvement National de Liberation de l’Azawad – MNLA) refers to the “complete liberation of the territory of Azawad” achieved in the remarkable final uprising which began in January this... 

Tamazight is now available in Windows 8

Tamazight is now available in Windows 8
Tamazight is now available in Windows 8 The IT giant Microsoft has announced lately that it has added many languages to its newest Operating system Windows 8 and among these languages comes Tamazight. This version is going to be launched the coming Wednesday and Friday during a visit of Microsoft president Jean-Philippe to Morocco. Users can choose between two main keyboards. The first one is Tefinagh alphabet of Morocco developed by the Royale Institute... 
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