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Houria Aichi in Concert in Algiers

It’s not every day that great musicians choose to visit Algeria so music-loving Algerians will no doubt be very excited to learn that Houria Aichi will be visiting Algeria soon. The musician will be bringing her jazzy sounds all the way to Algiers to enthrall local audiences on February 12 when she puts on a large and noteworthy music concert in Algeria.

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Speed Caravan Create a Unique Sound

The oud may be a musical instrument that is as old as time itself, but the music band known as Speed Caravan is as fresh as ever. This inspiring new rock act has taken the music genre to new highs with its revolutionary new sound, and fans around the globe are enthusiastically soaking in everything they have to offer.

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Tin Hinan Festival : A Tribute To The Legendary Taureg Queen

The oasis city of Tamanrasset in southern Algeria will once again host the Tin Hinan Festival in 2009. The organizers of the event, Ahaggar’s Friends Association, have confirmed that twenty-six African countries, along with Arab and European countries will feature in the festival which is to be held on 23-24 February 2009. Chairman of the Ahaggar’s Friends Association, Samadat Chikh, noted that the festival will highlight the Taureg culture while at the same time focusing on women, in honor of Queen Tin Hinan.read more..

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Carole Samaha to Perform at Talent Show

The Star Academy reality show was banned from Algeria, but as this is one of the most popular shows in the Arab World, Algeria has decided to broadcast an Islamic adaptation of the show. The Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Algerian TV have worked together to find a balance with regard to the show, and at the end of October, Alhan Wa Shabab, meaning Rhythms and Youth, will begin. To make the show even more exciting, a special guest artist has been invited to perform at the premier.

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Baaziz – A Powerful Voice

Since first attracting the attention of music-lovers in 1989 with his debut single “ya Hasrah kikount Esseghir”, Algerian singer, songwriter and musician, Baaziz, has come to be known as a controversial entertainer. Currently resident in France, Baaziz is considered to be Algeria’s most outspoken singer/songwriter, who does not hold back from addressing complex social, moral, religious and political issues with his unique brand of satire.

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The 13th International Book Fair of Algiers

Education is something that is imperative for the growth of individuals and a nation as a whole and that is certainly true for Algiers where illiteracy still poses quite a problem for many individuals. With the goal of promoting reading and writing, the 13th edition of the International Book Fair of Algiers (SILA) will be taking place at the Algiers fairgrounds from October 27 to November 5, 2008.

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Algeria Victorious Over Senegal in World Cup Qualifier

Football fans around the world are looking forward to the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be held in South Africa starting 11 June 2010. Qualifying matches are currently underway and supporters of Algeria’s team, the Desert Foxes, were overjoyed at their 3-2 victory over Senegal’s Teranga Lions at the match played in the Algerian city of Blida on Friday 5 September. This hard-earned win puts Algeria in line to qualify for the next round of this history-making competition.

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Algiers Casbah Restoration on the Cards

The Algiers Casbah is a very important part of the history of Algeria, as it was constructed against the hills overlooking Algiers in the sixteenth century during the Ottoman rule. It has been the scene of war, natural disasters, conflict and pirate raids for centuries, and survived. But now, the great Algiers Casbah is facing destruction once again. Not from conflict but through years of neglect. Historians, residents and developers in Algeria have finally been heard by the government that is now putting together restoration projects with the hope of saving the magnificent ancient city.

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