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Zurnas, flutes, tamburs: with the festive music of Algeria, everyone can express themselves freely through music and dance.

- Traditional chants and sacred psalms sung a cappella mark both small and large moments of everyday life.

- Rai has an element of transgression.
- Accomplished orchestras perform classical and popular forms of the ancient heritage of Andalus music.
- The diaspora sings of exile and attachment to roots.
- And the youth has adopted rock and rap to express their anger and their hopes.
Algerian music draws its energy from these multiple traditions and overlapping inspirations—Jewish, Arab, Kabyle, Auresian, Sahrawi and Tuareg—which are constantly reworked by musicians, often achieving tremendous popular acclaim.

This selection is just a taste of the AWI's rich heritage.

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Portrait - Musique - Le cercle des poètes disparus avec Souad Massi
  • Souad MASSI
  • 2016
  • Videos
Portrait - Musique - Un pur moment de Bled Rock avec D'zaïr
  • Hakim LADJAL
  • 2016
  • Videos
Portrait - Musique - Le Maître d'El Gusto
  • Abdelmadjid MESKOUD
  • 2016
  • Videos
Portrait - Musique - Musiques en liberté avec Freeklane
  • Chemseddine ABBACHA
  • 2016
  • Videos
Portrait - HIP HOP Beatmaking - Imhotep
  • Pascal PEREZ
  • 2015
  • Videos
Portrait - Musique - Le groove de la banlieue d'Alger avec El Dey
  • Sami BOUKHECHBA
  • 2016
  • Videos
Portrait - Musique - Au croisement de l'andalou et du chaâbi : Meriem Beldi
  • Meriem BELDI
  • 2016
  • Videos
Portrait - Musique - Un soir à la casbah d'Alger avec Abdelkader Chaou et Kamel Aziz
  • Abdelkader CHAOU
  • 2016
  • Videos
Concert - Camel Zekri et l'ensemble Chekwa de Biskra
  • Camel ZEKRI et l'ensemble Chekwa de Biskra
  • 2017
  • Videos