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Idir
Idir

Idir was born in 1949 at Aït Lahcène a Berber village in Haute-Kabylia. IDIR's real name is Hamid Cheriet. This farmer's son started studying Geology and was destined for a career in the petroleum industry before his rise to stardom. Idir has been the ambassador of the Kabyle culture, especially the Kabyle music, with only his vocals and acoustic guitar. Idir has always used his status to claim his Berber (Amazigh) identity. His first album "A Vava inouva" came out in 1976, and the song "A Vava inouva" was translated into seven languages. After notable success, Idir wrote and recorded his second album "Ay Arrac Negh" (to our children) in 1979. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (871x1196, 53 KB) Title : Idir Description : illustration Author : jn Lafargue File links The following pages link to this file: Idir ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (871x1196, 53 KB) Title : Idir Description : illustration Author : jn Lafargue File links The following pages link to this file: Idir ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The Berbers (also called Imazighen, free men, singular Amazigh) are an ethnic group indigenous to Northwest Africa, speaking the Berber languages of the Afroasiatic family. ...


Idir restarted his career again with the release of a compilation in 1991 of seventeen songs from his first two albums "A Vava inouva" and "Ay Arrac Negh". 1991 (MCMXCI in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1993, a new album "les Chasseurs de lumières" (the hunters of lights) appeared on the Blue Silver label. "Les Chasseurs de lumières" is about (his) predilection, love, freedom and exile (which he had known since he moved to the Paris region in 1975). The acoustic guitar gives to the songs of this album a touch of modernism. We can also hear the voice of the Breton singer Alan Stivell in the duo "Isaltiyen". Idir performed his songs for the public at the Olympia in Paris on June 26th, 27th and 28th, 1993. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Questions of Identity

Idir, a man of conviction has often participated in many concerts supporting different causes. For example, on June 22nd 1995 more than 6,000 people came to applaud the singer and his friend Khaled, initiators of the association "l'Algérie la vie"(Algeria my life) which invited them to a concert for peace freedom and tolerance. Idir also took part in the concert in memory of Matoub Lounes, the Kabyle singer who was assassinated in 1998. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Idir restarted his career once again with "Identities" in 1999, a tribute album which joined numerous artists together from Manu Chao to Dan Ar Braz without forgetting Maxime Le Forestier or Scotswoman Karen Matheson for a "A vava inouva 2", but also Gnawa Diffusion, Zebda, Gilles Servat, Geoffrey Oryema and the Orchestre National de Barbès. Manu Chao (Xixón, Asturies) Manu Chao (born June 21, 1961 in Paris; real name Jose-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao; also occasionally credited as Oscar Tramor) is a French Latin folk singer of Spanish origin. ... Dan Ar Braz is a Breton guitarist, founder of Héritage des Celtes. ... Maxime Le Forestier (born February 10, 1949) is a French singer. ... Karen Matheson is a Scottish folk singer. ... Zebda is a French world music group from Toulouse. ... Gilles Servat at Lorient Gilles Servat was born in Tarbes in southern France in 1945, into a family whose roots lay in the Naoned/Nantes region of Brittany. ... At the age of 24, at the height of Idi Amins power, Oryema had to be smuggled across the Ugandan border in the trunk of a car, following the death of his father, a prominent government minister, beginning a life in exile. ...


Idir defended his national identity once again at "Le Zénith" in Paris in the spring of 2001 at the "21st berber's spring", a celebration of Berber culture. And on July 8th, he organised a special fund-raising concert to support the population in Kabylia when anti-government riots rocked the cradle of Berber culture in the summer of 2001. Idir was joined by a huge list of stars and thousands of Algerian and French fans who turned out to "Le Zénith" to support the population in Kabylia.


Discography

A vava inouva (1976)

 1. A vava inouva 2. Isefra 3. SSendu 4. Azger 5. Muqley 6. Zwit rwit 7. Cfiy 8. Azwaw 9. Tagrawla 

Ay Arrac Negh 1979

 1. Acawi 2. Ay arrac nney 3. Cteduyi 4. Izumal 5. L'mut 6. W'ibryn 7. Ayrib 8. Tiyri bw gaud 

Les chasseurs de lumières 1993

 1. Ay al xir inu 2. Anda yella 3. Adrar 4. Ad nu al 5. Snitraw 6. Yelha wurar 7. Baba-S 8. Ageggig 9. Mimmi 10. Abehri tmeddit 11. Snitraw 12. Isaltiyen 13. B an warrac 14. Ameddyaz 15. At zik 16. Twareg 

A vava inouva 1996

 1. A vava inouva 2. Isefra 3. Ssendu 4. Azger 5. Muqleγ 6. Zwit rwiţ 7. Cfiγ 8. Azwaw 9. Tagrawla 10. Tiγri bw gaud 11. Acawi 12. Ay arrac nneγ 13. Cteduyi 14. Izumal 15. L'mut 16. W'ibγun 17. Aγrib 

Identités 1999

 1. A Vava Inouva 2 2. A Tulawin (Une algérienne debout) 3. Un homme qui n'a pas de frère... 4. Exil (Daγrib) 5. Tizi Ouzou 6. Révolution (Tagrawla 2) 7. Fable (Tamaçahuts 2) 8. Illusions (Awah Awah 2) 9. Le Jour du don (Tiwizi 2) 10. Mémoires (Cfiγ 2) 

Deux Rives, un Rêve 2002

 1. Pourquoi Cette Pluie? 2. A Vava Inouva 2 3. Trompettes 4. Tizi Ouzou (san Francisco) 5. Azwaw 6. Ssendu 7. Zwit Rwit 8. Yelha Wurar 9. Illusions (Awah Awah 2) 10. Tiwizi 11. Sirhiγi 12. Isaltiyen 13. Cteduyi 14. Cfiγ 

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Idir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (475 words)
Idir was born in 1949 at Aït Lahcène a Berber village in Haute-Kabylia.
Idir restarted his career again with the release of a compilation in 1991 of seventeen songs from his first two albums "A Vava inouva" and "Ay Arrac Negh".
Idir also took part in the concert in memory of Matoub Lounes, the Kabyle singer who was assassinated in 1998.
Mustafa Ait Idir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (389 words)
Idir was born in Algeria, but moved to Bosnia, married a Bosnian woman, and became a Bosnian citizen.
Idir was arrested in October 18, 2001 on suspicion of participating in a conspircy to bomb the United States Embassy.
Idir has a fl belt, and was the Croatian martial arts champion.
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