Algeria demonstrates a long cultural history dating back thousands of years! Below are the top five festivals in Algeria that express it’s deep cultures and history:
1. Timgad Festival
The International Music Festival of Timgad takes place every July and lasts for a week with world-famous musicians. You will hear all kinds of genres, from rock to rai.
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 Alger to Constantine and from Tlemcen to Oran.
Dimajazzis a festival of jazz music held every year in Constantine in Algeria.
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
Each summer for the past 13 years, in the heart of the burning desert of Algeria, the Sahara International Film Festival has taken place.