IDIR LIVE IN LONDON 14 JUNE 2015 — May 10, 2015

IDIR LIVE IN LONDON 14 JUNE 2015

Sun, 14/06/15,  14:00

The Clapham Grand
21-25 St John’s Hill, Clapham Junction,
SW11  1TT  LONDON

The name of Algerian singer-composer ldir means ‘He will live’ – it’s a term bestowed by mothers fearing for the survival of their babies in his remote home village. But it also parallels his music, which helps to keep alive the Berber traditions. ldir’s first hit was ‘Avava lnouva’ (The Little Father) in 1973, which has been translated into seventeen languages and acquired an almost hymn like status. Celtic music might sound a surprising choice to combine with that of North Africa, but ldir has found irresistible shared roots.

His down to earth soul managed to spread the rhythms from the enchanting highlands of Djurdjura to a wider modern audience, by embarking on a profound shared roots voyage in the emphasis of storytelling and the appreciation of nature. ldir regards singing as a celebration of his origins and a permanent quest for universality.

His collaborations and duets include the Breton Alan Stivel, the Celtic Karen Matheson, Manu Chao (Clandestino), and the French cult figure Maxime le Forestier.

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Souad Massi Live in Concert At The Barbican, London 31 May 2015 — April 24, 2015

Souad Massi Live in Concert At The Barbican, London 31 May 2015

Souad Massi Live in Concert At The Barbican Center, London 31 May 2015

Please Click Here or on the link below to listen to Souad Massi interview on KtoK Radio with Maha Rahwanji

http://ktokradio.com/2015/04/mahas-music-interview-with-souad-massi-el-mutakallimun/

Barbican Center
Silk Street
EC2Y 8DS
London, UK
020 7638 4141
http://www.barbican.org.uk/

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… Souad Massi revient en 2015 avec un album aux sonorités très musiques du monde, dans la lignée de son disque Mesk Elil. Son fameux “Folk rock algérien” y croise musiques Africaines, Bossa et Traditionnel algérois.

Dans El Mutakallimun (Masters of Word), Souad Massi s’est plongée dans la poésie arabe et a utilisé quelques-uns des plus importants poèmes du Millénaire comme paroles pour sa plus belle collection de chansons.
“J’en avais ras le bol de toutes les images associées à la culture Arabe. J’ai voulu rendre hommage à ces mutakallimun parce qu’ils nous ont laissés tellement de belles choses à partager avec les personnes qui ne connaissent vraiment rien de la culture Arabe”.
Énergique, démonstrateur, témoin de la réalité, ambitieux bien au-delà du présent : tout ceci est rassemblé dans ce travail remarquable. Dans la perception du monde, les Arabes sont pris entre les extrémistes et la caricature.
“J’étais baignée dans beaucoup de beauté à travers la poésie, à travers la tolérance, et maintenant ils essaient de nous décrire comme des animaux, alors que ce sont mes ancêtres qui ont inventé les médicaments. Je ne peux tout simplement pas l’accepter.”

Cependant, la poésie sera toujours là, inestimable par son excellence, prête à être redécouverte, à reconnecter les âmes perdues avec un passé qui est digne de fierté. “Quand vous lisez ces poèmes, ils vous rendent humbles. Il y a des génies qui ont laissé des merveilles dernières eux. Et ce que j’essaie d’entreprendre, c’est de sensibiliser les gens au moyen de la musique, au moyen de poèmes magnifiques et peut être qu’une personne sera attirée par cette culture, cette beauté et tracera son propre parcours.”

Souad Massi en concert le 31Mai 20015 à Londres

Breathtaking Algerian Coast 2015 — April 16, 2015

Breathtaking Algerian Coast 2015

This is a new documentary about our beautiful Algerian coast made by France 3 stars

Extended over nearly 1600 km between the Moroccan border and the Tunisian border, the Algerian coast is home to beautiful rocky coves and beautiful beaches protected by cypress trees , cork oaks and olive trees. Unfortunately, the ecological situation is often deplorable.
Resorts
Emerald Coast ( east of Algiers )
Bordj -El- Kiffan (18 km from Algiers) : a charming popular resort during the summer for its fish restaurants.
Alger -Plage (27 km from Algiers) , the ideal place for water sports (sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, etc. ) . The resort also has beautiful upscale villas.
Tamantfoust (29 km from Algiers) : a marina and a tidy resort .
Ain Taya – Surcouf (33 km from Algiers) : This resort is famous for the wild beauty of its landscapes. Do not miss out on the spot , the beaches at the foot of the cliffs.
Boumerdes (57 km from Algiers) : one of the largest beaches in the Algerian coast .
Cap Djanet ( 80 km from Algiers) : popular with windsurfers for the breeze that blows continuously .
Turquoise Coast ( west of Algiers ), this part of the coast is rich in small coves .
Djemila (16 km from Algiers) : bustling with restaurants and nightclubs ( specializing in music rai ) station . It is also a charming little fishing port.
Club des Pins (18 km from Algiers) : reserved for Algerian elite there about thirty years, this station today has lost none of its luxury.
Sidi Fredj ( Bay Sahel) : the peninsula of Sidi Fredj offers beautiful identified by Mediterranean pine beaches. Here you can enjoy mussels, oysters and sea urchins.
Zeralda (25 km from Algiers) : This station is booming but there live.
Bou -Ismail (44 km from Algiers) : small seaside village with a boulevard in front very nice sea .
Berard (54 km from Algiers) : small village in the lush ( plane trees , waterfalls ) located not far from the Royal Tomb of Mauritania.
Tipaza (70 km from Algiers) : this resort built by Le Corbusier close to Roman ruins and Christian archaeological remains.
Royal mausoleum of Mauritania ( 55 km from Algiers) .

Algerian beaches in the 80s — December 16, 2013

Algerian beaches in the 80s


Extended over nearly 1600 km between the Moroccan border and the Tunisian border, the Algerian coast is home to beautiful rocky coves and beautiful beaches protected by cypress trees , cork oaks and olive trees. Unfortunately, the ecological situation is often deplorable.
Resorts
Emerald Coast ( east of Algiers )
Bordj -El- Kiffan (18 km from Algiers) : a charming popular resort during the summer for its fish restaurants.
Alger -Plage (27 km from Algiers) , the ideal place for water sports (sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, etc. ) . The resort also has beautiful upscale villas.
Tamantfoust (29 km from Algiers) : a marina and a tidy resort .
Ain Taya – Surcouf (33 km from Algiers) : This resort is famous for the wild beauty of its landscapes. Do not miss out on the spot , the beaches at the foot of the cliffs.
Boumerdes (57 km from Algiers) : one of the largest beaches in the Algerian coast .
Cap Djanet ( 80 km from Algiers) : popular with windsurfers for the breeze that blows continuously .
Turquoise Coast ( west of Algiers ), this part of the coast is rich in small coves .
Djemila (16 km from Algiers) : bustling with restaurants and nightclubs ( specializing in music rai ) station . It is also a charming little fishing port.
Club des Pins (18 km from Algiers) : reserved for Algerian elite there about thirty years, this station today has lost none of its luxury.
Sidi Fredj ( Bay Sahel) : the peninsula of Sidi Fredj offers beautiful identified by Mediterranean pine beaches. Here you can enjoy mussels, oysters and sea urchins.
Zeralda (25 km from Algiers) : This station is booming but there live.
Bou -Ismail (44 km from Algiers) : small seaside village with a boulevard in front very nice sea .
Berard (54 km from Algiers) : small village in the lush ( plane trees , waterfalls ) located not far from the Royal Tomb of Mauritania.
Tipaza (70 km from Algiers) : this resort built by Le Corbusier close to Roman ruins and Christian archaeological remains.
Royal mausoleum of Mauritania ( 55 km from Algiers) .

Nostalgically Algerian — December 4, 2013

Nostalgically Algerian

Algeries

Organisation: Culturama & Algerian Solidarity Campaign

Time: 15 December 2013 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Place: The William Goodenough Large Common Room, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AB

Nostalgically Algerian

Culturama and Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC) bring you a fantastic, colourful and not to be missed endof-year event, with a talk that will take you back to “La Belle Époque”.

Delicious Algerian food; the coolest DZ DJ and an awesome live band!!!

Where: The WILLIAM GOODENOUGH LARGE COMMON ROOM. Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, City of London, London WC1N 2AB!!

Tickets only £10 per person

You can buy your tickets online: http://www.algeriasolidarity.org for more information you can emailculturamalondon@gmail.com

PROGRAMME (3 parts):

17:30h – 19:00h: Talk and Q&A. A talk by Ed McAllister; Phd Candidate in History at the University of Oxford.

Ed McAllister’s work focuses on the country’s longest period of stability – the nation-building period from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. How do Algerians today view this period? What is its legacy in collective memory? Golden age of social justice, pride and progress, or simply an authoritarian dictatorship that set up many of Algeria’s current problems?

The aim of this talk will be to present some of the findings of a yearlong research stay in Bab el Oued and to explore the ways in which memories of the past are reconstructed in relation to present problems, but also define what Algerians expect of their state”.

19:00h – 20:00h: Break & Food

Delicious Algerian food will be served and scrumptious home-made delicatessens and sweets will be available, served with soft and warm drinks. So, eat, drink, mingle and enjoy “DJ K” as he mixes some cool North African and dubstep tunes to appease your nostalgeria.

20:15h – 21:45h: Entertainment

Nazim Ziryab will hit the stage with his Trio (with Marcel on base and Samir on percussion), bringing you some funky home tunes with a touch of Reggae, Rai and pop.”

They are “World Music, London-based band members of the former fantastic band “Maghreb Soul Spirit”, formed in 2012 by frontman, singer, songwriter & guitarist Nazim Ziryab; rich fusion of Algerian music genre, Reggae & Pop”

15 December 2013 | 17:30 – 22:00

Ghalia Benali & Moufadhel Adhoum “A tribute to Oum Kalthoum” —

Ghalia Benali & Moufadhel Adhoum “A tribute to Oum Kalthoum”

Organisation: Arts Canteen & Rich Mix

Time: 10 January 2014 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Place: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA

Ghalia Benali & Moufadhel Adhoum “A tribute to Oum Kalthoum”

The wild and graceful Ghalia Benali is one of the musical surprises to emerge from the Arab world at the turn of the millennium.

Her fluid voice and compositions absorb a full circle of wide influences from Arabic folk and jazz traditions to contemporary chillout and Indian Classical music.

She uses classical Arab language, where a word reveals its numerous sides while being performed and interpreted to perfection by this great singer. Moving and amazing audiences and critics around the world.

Tickets £12 on the door / £10 in advance

Friday 10 January 2014 | 20:00 – 22:00

Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

Doing Business in Algeria —

Doing Business in Algeria

If you are interested in investing in Algeria then now is your chance!

Algeria, with its population of more than 37 million, hydrocarbon wealth, expanding infrastructure needs, and growing consumer product demand, is attracting interest from companies around the world. British companies continue to consider Algeria an emerging and growing market. The climate for international firms considering direct investments in Algeria has stabilized in the wake of a series of restrictive foreign investment rules enacted in 2009 and 2010, which imposed a requirement of at least 51 percent Algerian ownership of foreign investments. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Algeria waned as a result of those measures. Investors highlight regulatory uncertainty, tight foreign exchange controls, lax intellectual property rights (IPR) protections, customs delays, and a large informal sector among ongoing commercial challenges. However, the Government of Algeria (GOA) has invested more than USD 286 billion in infrastructure development, making the local market sufficiently profitable for firms adapted to emerging markets to weather those challenges and explore new opportunities, especially in sectors like energy, power, water, health, telecommunications, transportation, and agribusiness.

The number of foreign trade missions to Algeria reportedly grew from 30 in 2010 to 60 in 2012, illustrating the increased focus and competition in the local market. In 2012, Algeria concluded commercial agreements with several Arab and European nations. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appointed former Minister of Water Resources, Abdelmalek Sellal, as the new Prime Minister. Sellal is trusted by the political elite and viewed as a pragmatic politician who seeks new economic partnerships to tackle long-standing issues, such as housing shortages and unemployment. Algerian leadership remains focused on building domestic production capacity and reducing imports and seeks British expertise and partnership.

The signs of change are positive and Algeria’s macroeconomic outlook is stable, but vulnerabilities and challenges persist, including dependence on hydrocarbon revenue and risks posed by rising inflation. The public sector still dominates the economy and inefficient state-owned enterprises are a drag on productivity. The GOA has supported state-owned companies experiencing financial difficulties by cancelling their debts and providing investment credits and technical assistance. Such economic vulnerabilities have prodded the GOA to court FDI and reconsider the importance of private-sector development. This trend should continue through 2013.

China vs Algeria – Highlights – Danone Nations Cup 2013 — September 9, 2013
ARTS CANTEEN PRESENTS: KARAMA — August 21, 2013

ARTS CANTEEN PRESENTS: KARAMA

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Organisation: Rich Mix

Time: 19 September 2013 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Place: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA

Arts Canteen presents Karama; a London-based music band, led by Moroccan Oud player Soufian Saihi. His compositions are based around the oud, clarinet, double bass and percussion. With inspiration from the beautiful ecstatic Gnawa, North African and Arabic classical music as well as the diverse sounds of London streets during his busking experience, the music wonders brilliantly through diverse sonic landscapes that range from Tinariwen to Alice Coltrane, superbly funky and beautifully melodic.

Date : Thursday 19th September 2013
Venue : Rich Mix
Time : 8.00pm
Tickets : http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/arts-canteen-presents-karama/

Basira Presents: Cairo Exit —

Basira Presents: Cairo Exit

Organisation: Basira & Coronet Cinema

Time: 26 September 2013 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Place: Coronet Cinema, 103 Nottinghill Gate, W11 3LB

Basira Presents: “Cairo Exit”

A film screening followed by a panel discussion

ImageBasira is a non-profit humanrights organisation that promotes womens’ rights in the Arab world, as well as mutual understanding between Arabs and the Western world. “Basira Presents” is a film screening series that promotes films which explore key issues in our work, while delving deeper into the topics with follow-up panel discussions.

Learn more at: http://www.basira.co.uk/


This edition of Basira Presents will show and discuss Cairo Exit: “A powerful account of life in contemporary Cairo, this raw drama about a pair of star-crossed lovers shines a powerful spotlight upon the social and cultural taboos that riddle the city’s diverse population. Heralding a bold new shift for contemporary Egyptian cinema, ‘Cairo Exit’ is a gritty and uncompromising work from a major new cinematic talent, Hesham Issawi.”

Date: September 26, 2013

Time: Doors open 18:30, Screening begins promptly at 18:45, Event ends at 21:00

Where: Coronet Cinema, 103 Nottinghill Gate, London W11 3LB. Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate

How: Please purchase tickets on Eventbrite. There will also be limited tickets for £10 on the door (CASH ONLY)

Inquiries: Please email Ahlam@basira.co.uk

This event is non-profit, and all proceeds go to the costs of the event itself.