Videos tagged with "acro"
Algeria ~ Tassili N'Ajjer Camel Trek [06:31]
In January 2013 four of us trekked along the base of the Tassili plateau to Essendilene canyon and back, covering about 200km in 2 weeks. The music is by the late Djanet musician Othmane Bali - 'Kel Akalin' which I believe translates from Tamachek as 'Countryman' or 'People of [kel] the Country'. I came across it on the mostly great 'Desert Blues' double CD several years ago. After the camels we also walked for a week with donkeys up on the better known plateau among the prehistoric rock art galleries. That's a slideshow for later.
CAPOEIRA CANGACO CDO ALGERIA [02:20]
Le groupe capoeira cordao de ouro est le premier groupe de Capoeira en Algerie,
Tags: CAPOEIRA, CDO, CORDAO, DE, OURO, ALGERIA, CANGACO, MESTRE, VIRGULINO, ALGER, BLIDA, ORAN, BATNA, ANNABA, AROBATIE, ACRO, GYM, BREAK, DANCE
Neila Benbey singing the classic song Sidi Hbibi [04:29]
I collect Algerian music and stumbled across this Algerian singer who lives in Spain and collaborates with spanish singers. This version of Sidi hbibi, a traditonal Algerian song touched me and I made a video to match it. Neila has the ability to reach non algerians and show them how wonderful Algerian music is
Tags: neila, benbey, algeria, algerian, naima, dziria, chaabi, algiers, oran, dahmane, el, harrachi, onetruemedia
Sahabie Rasul Sidi Okba ibn Nafi, Biskra-Algeria [08:43]
Uqba ibn Nafi (Arabic: عقبة بن نافع 'Uqbah ibn Nāfi', also referred to as Oqba ibn Nafi, Uqba bin Nafe, Uqba ibn al Nafia, or Akbah; 622--683) was an Arab hero and general who was serving the Umayyad dynasty, in Amir Muavia and Yazid periods, who began the Islamic conquest of the Maghreb, including present-day Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Morocco in North Africa. He was the nephew of 'Amr ibn al-'As. Uqba is often surnamed al-Fihri in reference to the Banu Fihri, a clan connected to the Quraysh. His descendants would be known as the 'Oqbids' or 'Fihrids'. Uqba is the founder of the cultural city of Kairouan in Tunisia. Uqba accompanied Al-'As in his initial raids and capture of cities in North Africa starting with Barca, then proceeding to Tripolitania in 644 AD. In 670 now the emir or commander, Uqba led an Arab army to North Africa, crossing the Egyptian deserts, and setting up military posts at regular intervals along his route. In a region of what is now Tunisia, he established the town now called Kairouan (Kairwan or al Qayrawan, meaning "camp" or "caravanserai" in Persian) about 160 kilometres south of present-day Tunis, which he used as a base for further operations. According to one legend, one of Uqba's soldiers stumbled across a golden goblet buried in the sands. It was recognized as one that had disappeared from Mecca some years before, and when it was dug out of the sand a spring appeared, with waters said to come from the same source as those of the sacred ...
Tags: Algeria, Sahabi, Biskara, Sidi Okba, Okba Ibn Nafi