Videos tagged with "cultural"
Ti Racconto Corsano [10:25]
"Ti racconto...Corsano" è un progetto artistico-culturale che nasce dalla volontà di riscoprire, valorizzare e diffondere la storia, la natura, il paesaggio ...
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
Tunisian stew rich in tradition [01:23]
Merely a stone's throw away from the Algerian border is the Tunisian town of Nefta. The large oasis town became a trading hub, with routes spread across the Sahara desert, and over the centuries people of various nationalities and countries contributed to the flow of gastronomic influences. While villagers now reside in proper houses, they still choose to spend the summer season in the oasis, preparing and savoring a local dish called zitouna. Berber women cook the lamb in a stew of tomato sauce, onions, and flavor it with hot peppers and olives -- ingredients which have been derived from the Romans, Turks, Arabs and Pheonicians. Such multicultural influence has distinguished Tunisian cuisine from the rest of its neighbours, and desert gastronomy in particular is deeply rooted in tradition. Ammar Esseghir says his family visits the oasis on a weekly basis and prefers to cook a meal on a bonfire instead of a gas stove. Stews have withstood the effects of time and modern preparation methods, and the Berber people are loyal to their traditions even though Tunisia is a rapidly developing country. By Noora Faraj Al Arabiya with Agencies
Tags: tunisia, algeria, tunisian berbers, nefta tunisia, tunisian cuisine, desert cuisine tunisia, zitouna tunisian stew, tourism tunisia, tunisiam traditions, traditional cooking, traditional cuisine, north african cusine, berbers, modern tunisia, noora faraj,
Lebanese Cultural Festival: Orange County [00:15]
Located at St. John Maron Church 300 S. Flower St. Orange CA 92868 September 30th - October 2nd 2011
Tags: festival, california, orange, Church, Jesus, Maronite, Lebanon, County, Commerial, MTV, commercial, Event, Kateeb, Libnan, Kataeb, lebnan, syria, jordan, hookah, food, arugili, egypt, falafel, hummus, lybia, arabic, los, angeles, morocco, algeria, Bishop,