Festivals in Algeria

Sahara Dunes in Taghit

Algeria demonstrates a long cultural history dating back thousands of years! Below are the top five festivals in Algeria that express its deep cultures and history:

1. Timgad International Music Festival

The International Music Festival of Timgad takes place annually every July in the city of Timgad. This week-long festival features world-famous musicians an you will hear a variety of music genres from rock music to rai (Algerian folk music).

2. European Cultural Festival

Concerts, art and photography exhibitions, theater, dance performances and movie screenings take place every year in a feast of multiculturalism and diversification. This two-week event attracts artists from various countries, while activities are held all over the country from Algiers to Constantine and from Tlemcen to Oran.

3. DimaJazz

Dimajazz is a festival of jazz music held every year in Constantine in Algeria.

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Constantine - The City of Bridges
Constantine – The City of Bridges

4. Festival of du Rai d’Oran

Rai d’Oran is an yearly event held every August aiming to celebrate the popular Algerian genre of rai music.  This music genre that appeared in the 30s is a type of folk music that was born in the cities, Oran and Aïn Témouchent, from Bedouin shepherds, mixed with Spanish, French and Arabic sounds.

5. Sahara International Film Festival

The Sahara International Film Festival, also known as the FiSahara has been taking place in the heart of the burning desert of Algeria each summer for the past 13 years.

Sahara Dunes in Taghit
Sahara Dunes in Algeria

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About the author

Joshua Mok is a cultural enthusiast and adventurer who can speak 6 different languages. Joshua currently lives in Tunisia and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. At Mosaic North Africa, Joshua is combining his business marketing expertise with his passion for travel to help others discover and enjoy the cultural and historical beauties of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

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