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Yelas latest album ‘SLIYID’

Yelas latest album ‘SLIYID’
Latest album 'SLIYID' Hair in a mess , passionate gaze and always a guitar in his hands. YELAS means ‘omnipresent’, at the moment in berber (amazigh) music , he’s definitely one of the most innovative artists. A few years a go, he left his native village called TARIHANT situated in the mountains of kabyle not far from the Mediterranean. Then he began a long voyage around the world , full of adventures and friendships; mainly... 

Tifyur gave a successful concert in Melilla

Tifyur gave a successful concert in Melilla
Tifyur Association “Imazighen de Melilla” celebrated Asugas Amaynu from the 15th to the 23rd of January. The event included several activities ranging from Theater, Exposition and Music. The theater group Assam from Nador performed its famous Play “Thaziri Thamiri”, which is realized by Farouk Aznabet, in the 15th of January 2010. The artist Siham from Nador was also present with her artistic works, which endured for a whole week.... 

Rumbamazigha a fusion between Rumba Catalana and Amazigh music

Rumbamazigha a fusion between Rumba Catalana and Amazigh music
Rumbamazigha Rumbamazigha was created by Taller de Músics to promote and mix musicians from diverse origins, geographic locations and styles. Rumba Catalana and Amazigha music have combined by exchanging their musical languages, melodies and rhythms to create a popular, uplifting and unique sound. This production was born in Taller de Músics in 2008 with support from Caixa Catalunya Social Work. This program provides funding for projects that promote... 

The Amazigh New Year Celebration in the Basque Country

The Amazigh New Year Celebration in the Basque Country
Poster To promote the Amazigh art and culture in the basque country, AZRAF association in partnership with the provincial council of Bizkaia, take the initiative to celebrate the Amazigh new year 2960 (asuggas amaynu). The success of last year’s event with the pioneer of the Amazigh music Idir left many positive echoes in the Basque country. This year Azraf is going to invite the Rifian prominent band Imetlaa alongside a group from Catalunya named... 

Idir & Imetlaa in concert in Brussels

Idir & Imetlaa in concert in Brussels
Idir & Imetlaa in concert in Brussels Idir and Imetlaa alongside with Tarwa n Chikh Mohand and the pioneer of the Rifian Music El Walid Mimoun are going to give a unique concert in Brussels on the 20th of November, 2009. On the same day there will be a debate about the Amazigh identity, which will be moderated by the journalist Labib Fahmy. The debate will be enriched by the participation of Idir, Abderrahman EL Aissati (Tilburg University) and... 

Thifaouin and Rif Theater groups have broken the silence in Al Hoceima

Thifaouin and Rif Theater groups have broken the silence in Al Hoceima
Thifaouin and Rif Theater groups After a noisy summer, Al Hoceima got back to sleep again in what concerns the cultural activities. It’s rare when you see a huge crowd attending an event in the fall season, because people are not used to see much happening around. However this time, the theater groups have tried to break the silence of the city. Rif group for Amazigh Theater and Thifaouin have been able to draw a huge public to their manifestations. On... 

Amazigh Festival Amersfoort 2009

Amazigh Festival Amersfoort 2009
Amazigh Festival Amersfoort 2009 This year Amersfoort celebrates its 750th birthday with many festivities all over the city. Stichting Tawiza is a Moroccan organization dedicated to contribute to the cultural life of Amersfoort. The Amazigh Festival will take place from October 2 to 31 in the city center. Amongst the population of Amersfoort, there is a sizable community of Moroccan descent. Since the 1960s, this community has actively shaped the... 

Fatoum Releases a New CD

Fatoum Releases a New CD
Cover Fatoum has been recently working on a new CD, which is going to be released during the coming week. This CD includes four songs:Urar inu, Lalla Tamurt, Asemmid and Je Cours. Urar inu & Lalla Tamurt have been released earlier in a demo CD, but in this new CD they have been rearranged and played differently by using some additional instruments. Fatoum will perform a live concert in Larache, Morocco in August the 8th, 2009. She will also... 

Second Edition of Film Festival in Tiznit

Second Edition of Film Festival in Tiznit
Second Edition of Film Festival in Tiznit After the success of the first edition of the film festival in Tiznit that took place last year from 31 July to 04 August 2008. Tiznit association for culture and films, in collaboration with the Moroccan cinematographic center, organizes the second edition of the Film Festival in Tiznit starting from 05 August 2009. Along side with the programmed short films and long ones (category 35 mm & DVD formats),... 

Al Hoceima Artists open the new Plaza del Rif

Al Hoceima Artists open the new Plaza del Rif
A two days concert had taken place on the 26 and 27 of June in Al Hoceima to celebrate the opening of the new PLAZA DEL RIF, which was redesigned lately. These two days concerts featured some of the most prominent bands in the Al Hoceima including Massinissa, Thaghrast, Esperanza (or Rayas) Syphax, and Tifyur. What made these concerts remarkable is the radical change and evolution that these bands have witnessed. All bands have made very magnificent... 
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