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News Algeria » Music: Hervé Koubi explores night and day at the ICA

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Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

Bare-chested, wearing dark skirts over jeans, the dancers are a floor-bound mass of writhing bodies; only when the Algerian music gives way to the Prelude to Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” do they stand and become energized, moving cohesively but not in ...

News Algeria » Music: United in Music at Sauti za Busara 2018

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Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

all sharing one objective as they stand ‘United in Music’. The groups that represent Africa’s diversity are from Algeria, Burundi, DRC, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, , Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Taking off from where the ...

News Algeria » Music: Whither Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s ‘Moderate’ Islam? – Analysis

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Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Recent Algerian media reports detailing Saudi propagation of a quietist ... including cinema, theatre and music; and stripping the religious police of its right to carry out arrests. The reforms notwithstanding, Saudi Arabia has yet to indicate whether ...

News Algeria » Music: Algeria recognizes Berber's Yennayer as national public holiday

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Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

Yennayer is celebrated in Algeria and elsewhere in the North African region ... including through their traditional food, clothes and music. On the eve of the festival, families, either Amazigh or Arab, gather convivially around traditional dinner hoping ...

News Algeria » Music: 'Django': Life — And Music — During Wartime

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Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

The leader of the band is Django Reinhardt, the incomparably gifted Romani jazz guitarist, soulfully embodied by the French-Algerian actor Reda Kateb ... and the film perks up whenever music is playing. (The guitarist on the soundtrack is Stochelo ...

News Algeria » Music: Sharjah World Music Festival promises to be another eclectic affair

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Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

The Sharjah World Music Festival returns on Saturday with another solid ... Amigo has played on recordings for Algerian rai star Cheb Khaled and the British pop star Sting. A tribute to a legend To mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Abdel Halim ...

News Algeria » Music: Algerian Songs and Friendships, Reborn

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Publication date: Friday 12 October 2012

The musicians lost contact. The Algerian version of the popular Arabic-language music known as chaabi was forgotten. Now, 50 years later, they are together again. On the evening of Sept. 30, 20 of them bewitched an audience of 900 in the outdoor courtyard ...

News Algeria » Music: The rich history of Algeria’s rebel music

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Publication date: uesday 21 November 2017

Abu Dhabi: When the world thinks of Algeria, a few things come to mind: a long and violent war for independence, the vast oil and gas reserves of the Sahara, football superstars of Algerian origin, and, maybe most popularly, the trumpeting sounds of Raï ...

News Algeria » Music: Algeria, Morocco sing a rival song for possession of ‘rai’ music

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Publication date: Wednesday 07 September 2016

When Algeria made an official application to include rai, a folk music genre, on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, it irked its rival across the border, Morocco. Now a soft war looms for the heart and soul of a music that transcends borders. With its ...

News Algeria » Music: Ahalil: Music of the Red Oasis

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Publication date: uesday 24 February 2015

The music of the Algerian Sahara, known as Ahalil, is a form of religious praise which is also an oral record of regional heritage and a way of life for the people who live there, men and women alike. Ahalil is mainly practiced in Algeria's Gourara region ...