Rabat – Algerian singer Hamid Cheriet will perform in Meknes on January 27 as part of the fifth International Festival to celebrate Amazigh New Year.
The Amazigh performer, better known as Idir, has appeared at a variety of concerts over the years to support different causes but he has not performed in his home country since 1979. He comes to Meknes at the end of his current tour which started on January 4.
This year’s festival in Meknes has been organised by the Centre of Shared Memory and the them is “Dialogue of Cultures and Identity Issues”.
Morocco has not declared Amazigh New Year as a holiday yet but the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika recently declared January 13 as a public holiday.