Maestro Rachid Saouli passes away

Sunday, 17 September 2017 09:07
ALGIERS- Symphonic music orchestra conductor Rachid Saouli died Saturday morning in Algiers of a heart attack at the age of 65, and was interred, in the afternoon, at El Alia cemetery, said the director of the National Higher Institute of Music, Abdelkader Bouazara.
ALGIERS- The African Creators Forum called on Friday in Algiers for creating legal mechanisms likely to strengthen the protection of African creators and the fight against piracy and infringements of the copyright rules.
ALGIERS- The participants in the African Creators Forum, met on Thursday and Friday in Algiers, called the leaders of the African countries to make from culture a “vehicle of rapprochement and solidarity between the peoples of the African continent” and a “tool of fight against racism and extremism.”
ALGIERS-The "Miriam Makeba Prize for artistic creativity," named after South-African ethno-jazz singer who took part in the first Pan African Festival in 1969, has been established to award African creators in various arts, announced Thursday Culture Minister Azzedine Mihoubi, on the sidelines of the African Creators Forum which wraps up Friday in Algiers.
ALGIERS- Two agreements on protection and promotion of copyrights and artistic cooperation in Africa will be signed Friday, in Algiers, on the sidelines of the African Creators Forum, said Thursday the director general of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), Gadi Chai Oron.

Ikbal photo exhibiton in Paris

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 08:53
PARIS-The photo exhibition Ikbal (Arrivals), which focuses on various aspects of the daily life of Algerians, was inaugurated Tuesday evening at Cité internationale des arts, in the presence of a large number of visitors.
VENICE (Italy) – Algerian director Sofia Djama's feature film "Les Bienheureux" (The Blessed) was awarded the "Best Actress Prize" at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (Italy), which wrapped up on Sunday, local media reported.
MOSCOW-Two Algerian movies, namely "Kindil El Bahr" and "Koceila," have attracted audience at Kazan Muslim film festival in Russia (5-11 September), in which 60 feature films are screened in competition and out of competition, in addition to thousands of amateur movies.
ALGIERS- An oriental music concert in tribute to Lebanese Diva Fairuz has been organized Saturday at the Algiers Boualem-Bessaih Opera.

Storyteller Mahi Seddik to perform in London

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:42
ALGIERS-Algerian professional storyteller and author Mahi Seddik is on the agenda of the Algerian cultural days to take place on 20-24 September in London, organizers announced.