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ALGIERS- The Algerian poet and singer, Lounis Ait Menguellet and his compatriot Sadek Bouzinou took part Monday evening, along with a group of artists from Africa and around the world, in a web-concert, on the sidelines of the Africa Day, celebrated every year on May 25.
ALGIERS- Minister of Culture Malika Bendouda supervised Tuesday, at the Palace of Culture Moufdi-Zakaria, the solidarity operation “a basket, a book” in partnership with the Association of former Algerian Muslim Scouts (SMA).
ALGIERS- National virtual Arabic calligraphy, illumination and miniatures contest is to be organized by the ministry of Culture in May 12-27 on social media, the ministry said in a statement.
ALGIERS- The Algerian fiction feature film "Abou Leila," by director Amine Sidi Boumediene, received Friday the Critics' Award of the 2020 Barcelona D'A Film Festival which wrapped up Sunday, announced the organizers on the event website.
ALGIERS - The State Secretariat for Cultural Production organized on Monday, via a video-conference, the first international multi-stakeholder consultation on the situation of artists in times of coronavirus pandemic, as part of preparations for the workshop on the draft law in regard to the artist's status, said the secretariat in a statement.

Algerian singer Idir passes away

Sunday, 03 May 2020 05:35
ALGIERS – Idir, icon of the Algerian Berber music died on Saturday in a Paris hospital of a long illness, announced his family on his official Facebook page. He was 71.
ANNABA- The Syrian short film ''Al Oum'' by Nacif Chelche won the gold award at the Virtual Film Home Festival (Domum) in Annaba, organized on the Espace Bleu from April 5 to 30, said in a statement on Friday evening, communication officer of this cultural event, Hakim Djabnoune.
ALGIERS- The opening concert celebrating the International Jazz Day is broadcast this year online because of the lockdown measures adopted worldwide to contain Covid-19 pandemic, announced the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on its website.
ANNABA-Fifty-six (56) short films shot at home during the lockdown aimed at preventing the coronavirus will participate in the completion of the Virtual Home Film Festival of Annaba (Domum) held by l’Espace Bleu (The Bleu Space), said Tuesday the festival’s communication official Hakim Djinoun.
ALGIERS- The National Office of Culture and Information (ONCI) has expanded its cultural and artistic activities via social network platforms to accompany Algerian families during the evenings of the holy month of Ramadan, in this period of containment introduced to stem the spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), said the office Monday in a statement.