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5 hectares of culture in Casablanca
5 hectares of culture in Casablanca | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanA group of associations give a second life to the old Casablanca Abattoirs (Slaughterhouse), transforming it into the first cultural site of the Arab world. Space is given to the young urban cultures.
 
Fanfara Tirana
Gianluca Grossi   

Fanfara Tirana | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanThough certainly more funky and jazzy in their arrangements than their great-grandparents, Fanfara Tirana have in fact revived brass tradition in Albania. And they made it out in the world thanks to a collaboration with Transglobal.

 
Bazaar Rhythms
Bazaar Rhythms | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanCultural and ethnic crossroads and meeting place par excellence, the çarshija is also the place for finding some of the deepest roots of the Balkan musical heritage.
 
Sahara Rocks
Arnaud Contreras   

Sahara Rocks | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanSahara Rocks | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanFrench reporter Arnaud Contreras has been travelling for many years in the whole Saharan regions and explored extensively the local musical culture. He launched a crowdfunding campaign that will allow him to finish his project “Sahara Rocks”. (Ebticar/Mashallah news)

 
Tamenghast: Far From Algiers
Nesrine Dahmoun   
Tamenghast: Far From Algiers | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanFor long, when speaking of this Algerian city I knew only by name, I pronounced it “Tamanrasset”. But when I went there for the first time, Boubekeur explained to me that the correct pronunciation was “Tamenghast”, a word which represents a kind of sand embankment, be it natural or artificial.
 
Salima Abdel-Wahab, outstanding Moroccan designer
Salima Abdel-Wahab, outstanding Moroccan designer | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanSalima Abdel-wahab is like a bouquet of natural flowers enveloped in brown paper, textile, frills and flounces, a mixture of material, ethnic groups and coloured cultures.
 
The Pyramid Jazz Festival
The Pyramid Jazz Festival | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanThe Pyramid Jazz Festival, a try to open the Albanian scene to international contemporary music.
 
Tough times for cinema in Algeria!
Nejma Rondeleux   

Tough times for cinema in Algeria! | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanIn the aftermath of independence in 1962, Algeria hosted 450 cinemas. Sixty years later, there are less than two dozen left. Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi’s declaration last June that “95% of Algerian cinemas are closed and non-operating” came as a bolt out of the blue.

 
Les grands ensembles, a visual history of social housing in Algiers
Les grands ensembles, a visual history of social housing in Algiers  | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanKarim Kal is a French-Algerian photographer who graduated in 2003 from the Vevey school of photography (Switzerland). His main inspiration is Algiers, its relation to the world and its recent history.
 
The MiddleSea. Video installations by Zineb Sedira
The MiddleSea. Video installations by Zineb Sedira | babelmed | art - culture - show - cinema - concert - music - mediterraneanZineb Sedira, among other artists, has been involved in the international project Going Public’08 Port City Safari, organised by the Italian association AMAZE cultural lab, where she presented her recent videos.
 

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