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Stunning Algerian Electronic Music from the 1970s Has Been Discovered

Some electronic music by Ahmed Malek, "the Algerian Ennio Morricone" was found by label Habibi Funk.
Michael Scott Barron
4.24.16
Interviews

Aziza Brahim's Music Explores the Western Sahara's Sad Legacy with Beautiful Songs

The Sahrawi singer discusses the process and motivations behind her new album 'Abbar el Hamada,' which addresses 40 years of Western Sahara occupation.
Zachary Lipez
4.14.16
Art

'From Here to Eternity' Drawings Kiss Censorship Goodbye

The governmental practice of editing-out sensual contact from films takes center stage in Adel Abdessemed's new drawing series.
Sami Emory
11.16.15
Provence

This Old Man Is Making the Best Illegal Pastis in France

In Provence, one former horse smith is making some of the most delicious and illegal pastis in France, and it's not exactly the easiest process to pull off.
Laura Cabassu
7.21.15
Stuff

A (Silicon) Valley Grows in Algeria

Young entrepreneurs are hoping to break Algeria's tenuous dependence on oil by starting new businesses and expanding the Algerian marketplace.
Elizabeth Nicholas
7.11.15
VICE News

The Sahara's Forgotten War

The bloody, 16-year war in Western Sahara between the native Sahrawi and the Moroccan occupiers who forced more than 100,000 Sahrawis into exile across the border in Algeria is barely noticed worldwide, so VICE News travels to Western Sahara to learn...
VICE Staff
7.15.14
Who Are Ya

Partying in Paris with Algeria's Ecstatic Soccer Fans

When Algeria advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup by drawing with Russia the immigrant-filled area around the Barbès – Rochechouart Metro station exploded in a raucous celebration of spontaneous joy.
Callum Hamilton
6.27.14
Words

El Mahdy Jr. is Turning Algerian and Turkish Pop into Seriously Cool Beats

"If dub was born in Algeria or the Middle East, what would it sound like?”
Laurent Fintoni
6.2.14
News

Will Algerians Rise Up Against Their Crooked Election System?

Algerians are voting for their president today, but everybody already knows the results. Abdelaziz Bouteflika is going to win again, even though he hasn't been healthy enough to campaign.
Rebecca Suner
4.17.14