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

by on June 8, 2021 0

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 Agadir, Morocco, he now...

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Tunisian tourism-dependent village Chenini faces desperate uncertainty despite no cases of Covid

by on May 19, 2021 0

Despite no case of Covid-19, the small Amazigh village of Chenini is facing the massive economic consequences of the pandemic. But while the coronavirus is exceptionally destructive, in Chenini it looks like the culmination of years of economic decline. “You know, life is different here. If you don’t work, you don’t eat, ”explains Tarek,...

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