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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Music of Algeria
Kabylia is a region east of the capital Algiers, inhabited mostly by Berbers speakers, the indigenous language of North Africa.
Arab music is the music of Arabic-speaking people or countries, especially those centered around the Arabian Peninsula.The world of Arab music has long been dominated by Cairo, a cultural center, though musical innovation and regional styles abound from Morocco to Saudi Arabia.
A musical mentality that is responsible for the aesthetic homogeneity of the tonal-spatial and rhythmic-temporal structures in Arabian music, whether composed or improvised, instrumental or vocal, secular or sacred.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Music-of-Algeria   (0 words)

  
 Algeria.com: Musical Rhythms in Algeria - - Algeria Blog
Even though their traditional music is still played and loved, the younger generation of musicians that are making an impact on the music industry in Algeria, often combine influences from other countries and music styles, to create a unique sound, and to appeal to a broader audience.
Kabylia is not just enjoyed by the local population, but has come to have a strong following on international shores.
Algeria is a tapestry of different music styles that are either listened to in their original form, or are combined to create a rhythmic feast of music creativity.
www.algeria.com /blog/musical-rhythms-in-algeria   (0 words)

  
  Berber music
Their music is widely varying across the area they inhabit, but is best known for its place in Moroccan music, the popular Kabylian music of Algeria and the widespread Tuareg music of Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali.
Traditional Kabylian music consists of vocalists accompanied by a rhythm section, consisting of t'bel (tambourine) and bendir (frame drum), and a melody section, consisting of a ghaita (bagpipe) and ajouag (flute).
Their traditional music uses rhythms and vocal styles similar to the music of other Berbers and Arab music, while West African call-and-response-style singing is also common.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/b/be/berber_music.html   (434 words)

  
  Music of Algeria - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Algerian music is virtually synonymous with raï among foreigners; the musical genre has achieved great popularity in France, Spain and other parts of Europe.
Sha-bii is, in most Arab countries, folk music; in Algeria, however, it refers to a style of recent urban popular music, of which the best known performer was El Hajj Muhammad El Anka.
Kabylia is a region east of the capital Algiers, inhabited mostly by Berbers, the indigenous people of North Africa.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Music_of_Algeria   (621 words)

  
 Music of Algeria Information
Algerian music is virtually synonymous with raï among foreigners; the musical genre has achieved great popularity in France, Spain and other parts of Europe.
Sha-bii is, in most Arab countries, folk music; in Algeria, however, it refers to a style of recent urban popular music, of which the best known performer was El Hajj Muhammad El Anka.
Kabylia is a region east of the capital Algiers, inhabited mostly by Berbers, the indigenous people of North Africa.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Music_of_Algeria   (573 words)

  
 NPR : Moh Alileche: 'The Wedding Celebration'
Open Mic, September 5, 2006 · Moh Alileche is a musician from Algeria now living in Berkeley, Calif. Through his music, Alileche celebrates traditional North African heritage and history, and attempts to preserve what he calls "a culture on the brink of extinction." Alileche sings of love, hope and, on the featured track, wedding celebrations.
Alileche grew up in the Kabylia region of Algeria, where he was forced to study Arabic and French in school.
He taught himself music, first on a single-stringed instrument he made himself, eventually moving to the "mondol," a 10-stringed instrument.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5768837   (194 words)

  
 MUSIC
Morocco to the west was never as directly exposed to Ottoman and eastern Arab musical traditions; Tunisia and Libya to the east have had far less contact with sub-Saharan and West African musics and far more direct contact with the musics of their eastern neighbors.
Andalusian Musical Traditions The musical and literary flourescence that took place in the courtly circles of Islamic Spain (al-Andalus) from the 9th to 15th centuries eventually found refuge in exile along the North African littoral in the aftermath of the Christian Reconquest and the great expulsions (1492 for Jews, 1608-10 for the last Muslim populations).
When listening to Andalusian music, it is well worth trying to pick out the distinctive deep “growling” of the rabaab, symbol of the old repertoire, which provides a basso continuo foundation for the music.
www.cacac.org /Music_of_Algeria.htm   (2144 words)

  
 Berber Rising!
Since this music requires anywhere from 20 to 150 participants, it is not easily portable and so rarely heard in the cities.
Kabylia is a large state consisting of some 2-3000 villages, each with between 200 and 8,000 people.
In 1980 when we had the very first big uprising in Kabylia, April 20, 1980, he was in France and he came back and he wrote a song telling what happened in April, which we call the Berber Spring.
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 An introduction to the music and history of the North African Berbers. - Encyclopedia.com
Politically motivated misinformation, or non-information, about Berber music emanating from these countries is certainly part of the explanation for the paucity of Berber music in the world music marketplace.
Since this music requires anywhere from 20 to 150 participants, it is not easily portable and so rarely heard in the cities.
In 1980 when we had the very first big uprising in Kabylia, April 20, 1980, he was in France and he came back and he wrote a song telling what happened in April, which we call the Berber Sring.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G1-99118255.html   (3955 words)

  
 Berber singer
This is Kabylia, one of Algeria's most restive regions - home to a stubborn and proud ethnic minority of Berbers who since independence four decades ago have fought to preserve their cultural identity and independence.
Music has helped pass the struggle from generation to generation, to unite political factions behind common ideas and to help keep the fires of resistance burning.
His lyrics tell of daily life in Kabylia, of oppression and of contemporary events, like the day in 2001 when the military opened fire on citizens protesting and rioting after a local boy was killed while in custody.
faculty.ed.umuc.edu /~jmatthew/articles/berber.html   (950 words)

  
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Since the beginning of the Algerian immigration to France, the music from Kabylia was the most famous in the Arabic neighborhoods of Paris and their cafés since, in most cases, immigrants came from this Algerian region.
The music from Kabylia or other regional repertoires such as the Chaabi (10) were no more adequate to be representative of the immigrants' new reality.
Therefore raï music confirms to be an important tie between immigrants and Algeria, a tie that one may live again through raï music.
research.umbc.edu /eol/MA/index/number5/marranci/marr_3.htm   (0 words)

  
 Music of Algeria - Definition, explanation
True styles of folk music include hofii, a form of female vocal music, and zindalii, from Constantine.
Slimane Azem was a Kbylian immigrant who was inspired by Nourredine and 19th century poet Si Mohand Ou Mohand to address homesickness, poverty and passion in his songs, and he soon (like many Kabylian musicians) became associated with the Algerian independence movement.
Raï [رأي;], which may be translated as opinion, is a form of folk music, originated in Oran, Algeria from Bedouin shepherds, mixed with Spanish, French, African-American and Arabic musical forms, which dates back to the early 20th century.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/m/mu/music_of_algeria.php   (538 words)

  
 CD CATALOGUE 1 / Seveneighths.com / 7/8 Music Productions
His playing of the dutar and rabab (a short-necked, double-chambered plucked lute and Herawi's second instrument) is very typical of the Herat style although Herawi plays the folk melodies of several distinct cultures from many regions of Afghanistan.
His music is both upbeat and deeply soulful.
It includes 19 songs of 20th century Azeri music compositions by some of the most talented composer who were all friends of Sadykhov in Baku.
www.seveneighths.com /cd_catalogue_01.htm   (0 words)

  
 What Happened in Kabylia: Modern Political Amazigh Music & Poetry
Through music and poetry, the Amazigh people of Kabylia have called to their people, at home and in the diaspora, and expressed their anger against the injustice of State repression and terrorism in the name of religion.
Music and poetry can reach a much more vast audience than intellectuals, whose works are often limited to other academics and intellectuals.
Below are links to music texts and poetry, in both the original Tamazight and an English translation, which express the views of Amazigh militants of Kabylia in regard to the current situation.
www.waac.info /amazigh/2001-Kabylia/what_happened_in_kabylia.html   (259 words)

  
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Since the beginning of the Algerian immigration to France, the music from Kabylia was the most famous in the Arabic neighborhoods of Paris and their cafés since, in most cases, immigrants came from this Algerian region.
The music from Kabylia or other regional repertoires such as the Chaabi (10) were no more adequate to be representative of the immigrants' new reality.
It is a 'music of return.' In fact, raï music allows the immigrants to carry out the 'myth of return' that is often impossible to realize.
www.muspe.unibo.it /period/MA/index/number5/marranci/marr_3.htm   (1354 words)

  
 [humanities.music.composers.wagner] Wagner General FAQ
In addition to his talent for musical composition on the largest of scales, RW was a man of the theatre.
His music is still widely boycotted in Israel; although a recent performance of the 'Siegfried Idyll' by the Rishon Lezion SO attracted, among a large audience, only one protester.
The legend of Wagner's music in the camps is associated with the wide- spread belief that Wagner wrote the musical score for the Third Reich.
www.cs.uu.nl /wais/html/na-dir/music/wagner/general-faq.html   (14275 words)

  
 Berber music at AllExperts
Kabylian music has been famous in France since the 1930s, when it was played at cafés.
The three most popular musicians of this era were Ferhat, Aït Menguellet and Idir, whose "A Vava Inouva" (1973) brought international attention for Kabylian music and laid the groundwork for the breakthrough of raï.
By the time raï, a style of Algerian popular music, became popular in France and elsewhere in Europe, Kabylian artists were also moving towards popular music conventions.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/be/berber_music.htm   (521 words)

  
 Kabylia : OUPblog
As a descriptive category, world music succeeds in being a particularly vague label for such a wide range of sound.
Kabylia for example, a small region along Algeria’s Mediterranean Coast between the cities of Algiers and Skikda, is home to an eclectic type of folk music called yal.
The fiercely independent Berber people living in Kabylia developed yal by blending rhythms and instrumentation to produce something similar to rai, a more familiar type of Algerian music.
blog.oup.com /2006/06/kabylia   (216 words)

  
 BBC - Radio 3 - World Music Awards - Souad Massi
Souad Massi burst onto the world music scene in October, 2001 with a performance at WOMEX (the world music expo) in Rotterdam that captured everyone’s attention.
When I was young I did not like the traditional music but now I find a way to make it part of my music.
And my music is a mix of traditional and folk and pop.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio3/world/intmassi.shtml   (983 words)

  
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Since the beginning of the Algerian immigration to France, the music from Kabylia was the most famous in the Arabic neighborhoods of Paris and their cafés since, in most cases, immigrants came from this Algerian region.
The music from Kabylia or other regional repertoires such as the Chaabi (10) were no more adequate to be representative of the immigrants' new reality.
Therefore raï music confirms to be an important tie between immigrants and Algeria, a tie that one may live again through raï music.
www.research.umbc.edu /eol/MA/index/number5/marranci/marr_3.htm   (1354 words)

  
 Door Dog Music - Harmonic Convergence
Kugay and Santoro, who produces concerts at the Clarion Music Center, had wanted the whole festival to be free, but limited funding forced them to charge for the performances.
For Alileche and others at the festival, the music next weekend will convey important moments in their native countries' history.
When Alileche sings about the Kabylia region of Algeria, he often sings his song "Tragedy," about his friend Matoub Lounes, a singer who was assassinated in 1998.
www.sfworldmusicfestival.org /about/2000_HarmonicConvergence.html   (1088 words)

  
 The Enemyboard :: View topic - Silence is death - Censorship in the Arab world
Plato recognized music's ability to threaten people and society while Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars have at times described it as a source of sin....Nevertheless, as an Iranian speaker noted at the conference, in 1987 in Qom Ayatollah Khomeini published a fatwa allowing the sale of musical instruments.
The "Freedom of Expression in Music" conference was held in Beirut's Gefinor Rotana Hotel and organized by Freemuse (the world forum on music and censorship founded in 1999 by an idealistic Scandinavian couple, Marie Korpe and Ole Reitov), in collaboration with the Heinrich Boell Foundation and Irab.
Much of the focus was on modern youth music such as rap, heavy metal and Hip-Hop and the fusion of these styles with Arabic, Kurdish and Berber music.
www.publicenemy.com /pb/viewtopic.php?t=21297&view=previous   (1663 words)

  
 Music of Kabylia - Kabylpedia
Kabylia is known for its traditional music, which has remained vibrant throughout the 20th century.
In spite of emigration and boycott from the Arab states, Kabylian music has kept many of its traditional aspects and is still florishing.
Today, Kabylian music is confortable with any kind of style as Rock'n Roll, Jazz, Classical...
www.kabylia.info /index.php/Music_of_Kabylia   (71 words)

  
 Chicago Reader Sidebar: World Music Festival Chicago 2004
The ceremonial music they played -- dominated by the sound of the mbira, a thumb piano of reed or metal keys mounted over a resonator, often a gourd -- had existed for perhaps a thousand years, but Berliner's tapes were the first chance most people had to hear it.
Almost all the music and arrangements are Ahluwalia's, and despite the traditional Indian and Pakistani styles and instrumentation -- tabla, harmonium, sarangi, dhol -- she doesn't veer away from North American pop influences.
Her music is driven by syncopated, percussive piano, zesty acoustic guitar, and percolating hand percussion from a conguero and two players of the cajon, or box drum; the album includes a salsa number, but most of the songs employ specifically Peruvian rhythms like the festejo, vals, and lando.
www.chicagoreader.com /music/sidebars/WORLD2004.html   (7192 words)

  
 Musics of Algeria: Selected Recordings [MESA Bulletin, July 1995]
The musical and literary flourescence that took place in the courtly circles of Islamic Spain (al-Andalus) from the 9th to 15th centuries eventually found refuge in exile along the North African littoral in the aftermath of the Christian Reconquest and the great expulsions (1492 for Jews, 1608-10 for the last Muslim populations).
The oldest elements of the Andalusian repertory are organized into large suites (nuuba, pl. nuubaat) consisting of different movements of vocal and instrumental music performed to a series of different tempi and percussive rhythms.
The Berber and Saharan musics of Algeria have attracted a lot more attention over the years from both the French colonial powers and ethnomusicologists.
fp.arizona.edu /mesassoc/Bulletin/reynolds.htm   (2147 words)

  
 Door Dog Music - Harmonic Convergence
Kugay and Santoro, who produces concerts at the Clarion Music Center, had wanted the whole festival to be free, but limited funding forced them to charge for the performances.
For Alileche and others at the festival, the music next weekend will convey important moments in their native countries' history.
When Alileche sings about the Kabylia region of Algeria, he often sings his song "Tragedy," about his friend Matoub Lounes, a singer who was assassinated in 1998.
www.doordog.org /about/2000_HarmonicConvergence.html   (1088 words)

  
 Music of Kabylia - Kabylpedia
Kabylia is known for its traditional music, which has remained vibrant throughout the 20th century.
In spite of emigration and boycott from the Arab states, Kabylian music has kept many of its traditional aspects and is still florishing.
Today, Kabylian music is confortable with any kind of style as Rock'n Roll, Jazz, Classical...
kabylia.info /index.php/Music_of_Kabylia   (71 words)

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