ALGIERS – Saturday, 23 July 2022 (APS) – Algerian culture has known, in 60 years of independence, a significant influence throughout the world by distinguishing itself in international meetings and forums in various fields including cinema, music, literature, plastic arts, theater and heritage.

Algeria has organized major events marking its civilizational belonging and leadership, the most important being the African Cultural Festival held only in Algeria twice, in 1969 and 2009, in the presence of artists and intellectuals from different African countries and African communities around the world.

Also among these events are “Algeria, Capital of Arab Culture” in 2007, “Constantine, Capital of Arab Culture” in 2015, as well as “Tlemcen, Capital of Islamic Culture” in 2011, in which several member countries of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and outside ISESCO.

Many other festivals have been organized to promote the Amazigh dimension of Algerian culture, such as the Festival of Amazigh theater in Batna, the Festival of Amazigh song in Tamanrasset. Tamazight was constitutionalized as an official language in 2016, along with the constitutionalization of the right to culture.