Amazigh ethnicity

Ukrainian folk rappers win Eurovision with musical morale boost

DUBAI: For many Lebanese, the past can be a painful subject. A civil war destroyed large swaths of the country between 1975 and 1990. The post-war period was marked by sectarian strife and government dysfunction. But despite the traumas of recent decades, Lebanon remains a land of immense cultural richness, …

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What is the Great Replacement? Buffalo killer Payton Gendron cited theory as reason for hate crime

BUFFALO, NY: The 18-year-old who shot dead 10 people and injured three others at a Buffalo supermarket has reportedly released a white supremacist manifesto, outlining his step-by-step plan. Officials revealed that Payton Gendron claimed in a 180-page rant that he was ‘radicalized’ on the internet when he was bored during …

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A brilliant Saharan ray of Tuareg music and ambiance

The New Arab Meets: Tuareg nomadic group, Tamikrest. Following in the esteemed footsteps of famous Tuareg bands past, Tamikrest have since established themselves as stalwarts of the desert blues style, reflecting their Saharan essence. “A bit of blues, with a bit of rock”, and the Tamasheq [Tuareg] essence, “it’s our …

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Babka, borsch… and pumpkin spices? Two writers discuss Jewish identity through contemporary cookbooks.

Druckman: I wanted him to have a bit more…gravitas isn’t the right word, but something that grounded him. On the other hand, I’m the last person who thinks a cookbook should be everything for everyone. And if it has the effect it’s supposed to have, even just on you, then …

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Do the ethnic categories used by universities for “diversity” purposes make sense?

The race-conscious admissions policies of Harvard and UNC divide applicants into the following categories for purposes of determining eligibility for race-based applicationsadvantages in the admissions process: (1) Asian; (2) native of Hawaii or the Pacific Islands; (3) Hispanic; (4) white; (5) African American; and (6) Native American. As Professor David …

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Arab-American Heritage Month: ‘Being counted as white does not reflect our everyday experiences’

“You ask 10 different people what it means to be Arab, and you might get 10 different answers.” This is how Danny Hajjar, 31, of Lebanese-American origin and who grew up in Boston, describes the diversity and richness of Arab and Arab-American identities. “Lebanese, for example, have a different idea …

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Jazz Festival: Bombino | jazz festival

One of North Africa’s biggest rock stars, Bombino is a Jazz Fest veteran whose unique story matches the range that Jazz Fest has to offer. Bombino, whose birth name is Oumara Moctar, is Taureg, an ethnic group of nomadic Berber people who wander across borders through the Sahara Desert. Bombino …

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Why black rule over Europe was shattered

Company Why black rule over Europe was shattered Friday, April 22, 2022 A group of Berbers hold their flag as they gather for a protest in Rabat, Morocco. PICTURES | AFP The 700-year-old occupation of Spain by the Moors began in 711 AD, when an African army, under their leader …

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The New American Conflict Stabilization Plan: The Case of Libya

Libya: risks increase in 2022 After the overthrow of Gaddafi’s 42-year-old regime, Libya imploded into violence in which its three historical regions – east, west and south – struggled for power and control of resources, including fields oil companies in the country. Indeed, Gaddafi’s rule has left Libyans without a …

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Insomnia in Essaouira: closer to the fascinating Gnawa culture of Morocco

It is dusk in Essaouira. There is a dotted afterglow that stains the Atlantic horizon, and the last kitesurfers leave, barefoot, to their excavations. Behind the beach, snail vendors serve steaming cups of soup from their little carts. As the swirl and cry of the little sea gulls begin to …

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Tackling ethnic and political violence in Ethiopia vital for stability – Analysis – Eurasia Review

By Tegbaru Yared* Ethiopia’s transition in 2018 failed to bring stability to the country. On the contrary, sporadic ethnic and political violence since then has brought the nation to its knees. And his war in the north with the Tigray People‘s Liberation Front (TPLF) that began in November 2020 has …

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The battle of an Arab-British woman for media representation

Arabs in British Series: The UK media industry still suffers from a lack of diversity and representation. Arab-British, Nada Issa, describes her experience in an industry dominated by middle-class men and the challenges many ethnic women face. Nada Issa, Anglo-Arab filmmaker and journalist, has worked in the media for over …

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Young peace activists promote the Abrahamic Accord in California

A delegation of young activists, leaders and entrepreneurs from the countries of the Abrahamic accords that traveled to California earlier this month to talk about regional peace found an audience eager for hope, but lacking in knowledge, they said. declared. Israel signed groundbreaking normalization agreements in 2020 with the United …

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France according to Eric Zemmour

of Aldo Cazullo The far-right star identifies as an “Amazigh Jew” and has an anti-Semitic thesis. The polls give him 17%, one point more than Marine Le Pen. The role of televisions in giving them space aOn the eve of the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Germany and BrazilEric Zemmour …

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the ‘tortured couple’ who will never divorce

Relations between Algeria and France have never been so stormy as in recent weeks. Algerian leaders were surprised by a statement by French President Emmanuel Macron on September 30, in which he referred to the “hard politico-military system” of Algiers which is maintained thanks to the “commemorative rent” paid by …

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Sport and society – Reed Magazine

Anthro 324 with Professor Silverstein examines how sport strengthens and challenges fundamental social constructs. September 10, 2021 Sports are deeply entangled and interwoven with social processes, cultural institutions and daily life in much of the world. In Anthropology 324, Professor Paul Silverstein approaches the game of sport as a set …

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Algeria recalls Moroccan ambassador following Berber comments

Algeria recalled its ambassador to Morocco on Sunday for consultations as a new diplomatic row erupted between regional rivals. The move came after Morocco’s envoy to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, expressed support for the self-determination of the traditionally agitated Kabylia in Algeria, a stronghold of the country’s Amazigh (Berber) …

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Hoofed seductress, anti-colonial assassin. Musician SamiR LanGus summons a childhood legend

SamiR Langus (Arabic: لانگوس, Tamazight: ⵙⴰⵎⵉⵔ ⵍⴰⵏⴳⵓⵙ) plays Gnawa, a genre of North African trance music bearing the same name as the ethnic group that introduced complex 6/8 rhythms to Morocco. LanGus grew up surrounded by music, following the steps of street musicians, getting lost in the neighborhood. Originally from …

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Bridging time, distance and mistrust, with music

A documentary recently aired on Moroccan national television, “In Your Eyes, I See My Country,” which has aired at festivals in Marrakech and elsewhere, follows Ms. Elkayam and Mr. Cohen, her husband, on a trip to the Morocco, including visits to the hometown of their grandparents. He shows Moroccans kissing …

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The Arab world: time for a reset? | Middle East

In today’s Arab world, there is a treacherous tendency to classify people into a one-dimensional identity, be it religion, sect, ethnicity, or nationality. We often hear voices claiming that the Arab world does not exist and that the persecution of the Palestinian people is not our concern or that our …

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A new dawn for the Amazigh cause

This newcomer formed an alliance at the end of 2020 with two political parties that are members of the government majority, the National Rally of Independents (RNI) and the Popular Movement (deputy). Under the leadership of these two political groups, activists of the Amazigh movement are preparing to participate in …

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Berber New Year in North Africa

In North Africa among the Berbers, January 12e is the 1st New Year’s Day 2971 of the Amazigh (Berber) calendar which begins in 950 BC. Egypt until 715 BC. By Rabah Arkam This Berber king had succeeded in unifying Egypt and then invading the kingdom of Israel. He is said …

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Marginalized Indigenous Peoples of North Africa

The Berbers are the descendants of the pre-Arab populations of all of North Africa, from the far west of Egypt to the countries of the Maghreb. The Berbers, who refer to themselves as the Amazighs meaning “free man”, have been fighting for a long time for greater recognition of their …

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Who were the Moors?

If the term ‘Moorish’ sounds familiar but confusing, there is a reason: although the term can be found in literature, art, and history books, it does not actually describe an ethnicity or race. specific. Instead, the concept of Moors has been used to alternately describe the rule of Muslims in …

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Ethnic groups in Morocco

Arab and Berber cultures date back several centuries in the nation’s history, and they largely define what is now considered to be “Moroccan” daily lifestyles. The Berbers are the indigenous residents of Morocco. The Arab people came in the 7th century and conquered the country. As a result, they infiltrated …

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Ring in 2969 with the Ottawa Amazighs

Inside a small community center in Gatineau, women in brightly embroidered dresses sing songs of the Amazighs, the indigenous people of North Africa. The women are preparing for a performance this Saturday to celebrate Yennayer, New Years Day for Amazighs, also known as Berbers. January 12 marks the start of …

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Berbers: the marginalized indigenous peoples of North Africa

Algiers – The Berbers – descendants of pre-Arab populations across North Africa – are currently celebrating their New Year festivities. Friday – for the first time – the Yennayer New Year is marked as a national holiday in Algeria. Berbers, who refer to themselves as Amazigh, have long fought for …

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Not Arab, and proud of it – Foreign Policy

At first glance, nothing in the 25-year-old Tunisian musician Abdelhak Mahrouk distinguishes him. He has a serious but unkempt demeanor, eyes splayed and downcast, and a messy mop of black hair that reaches the top of a slightly twisted widow. His wispy goatee makes him look young for his age. …

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Morocco: Reforming the Constitution, Fragmenting Identities

Most Moroccans applaud – and rightly so – King Mohamed VI’s bold decision to include in the preamble of the proposed new constitution the official recognition of Tamazight as a state language alongside Arabic, the first official recognition Amazigh (Berber) identity on a constitutional basis. level in a North African …

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