ALGIERS-Idir has prepared a varied repertoire of music mixing festive consonances for his concert scheduled for Thursday at the Olympic complex Mohamed Boudiaf in Algiers, where he is also expected to sing a duet with singer and poet Lounis Ait Menguellet.
ALGIERS-Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi on Wednesday announced that his department prepared a varied programme of festivities to celebrate the Amazigh New Year Yennayer, declared by President of the Republic a national official holiday.
ALGIERS- Algerian literature marked its presence in the year 2017 through the prices scooped in Arab and French circles but also through the emergence, locally, of new publishers and authors, creating a controversy around the genre and the quality of the book.
ALGIERS- The 12th National Festival of Professional Theatre opened Saturday evening at the Mahieddine Bachtarzi National Algerian Theatre in Algiers, with a programme of 16 shows, out-of-competition performances, and conferences.
ALGIERS-A recital of Egyptian tarab and Andalusian music was held on Friday evening in Algiers by the Egyptian band “Al Turath” and Algerian singer Lila Borsali and her orchestra.
ALGIERS- Merzak Bektache, Mustapha Zaarouri and late Noreddine Saadi won Assia Djebar Grand Prize for Novel in its third edition and which is awarded to the best novels in the three languages Arabic, Tamazight and French.

French speak much more Arabic than Gaulish

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 18:20
PARIS (France)- French lexicologist Jean Pruvost said the French speak much more Arabic than Gaulish, adding that there are far more Arabic words than Gaulish in the French language.
ALGIERS- The year 2018 will be that of celebrating the Amazigh cultural heritage whose constituents will be “visible throughout the year,” announced Tuesday, in Algiers, Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi.
ALGIERS-Chairman of the High Council of the Arabic Language (HCLA) Belaid Salah received Monday in Paris the Award of the Arab League Language, Education, Culture and Science Organization (Alesco), announced the Council in a communiqué.
ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika decorated Sunday evening Egyptian artist Mohamed Fawzi, composer of Algeria’s national anthem (Kassaman), with the medal of the order of national merit (category of Ahid), in recognition of his support for the liberation revolution.