Tizi Ouzou, Algeria (1956 – 1998)
Lounès Matoub (Berber Latin: Lwennas Meɛṭub, Tifinagh: often credited as Matoub Lounès in French sources) (January 24, 1956 – June 25, 1998) was a famous Kabyle singer who was a prominent advocate of the Berber cause and secularism in Algeria throughout his life.
He is revered as a hero and martyr in Kabylie but reviled by most of the Arab population in Algeria for his irreligion and blasphemous songs (like Allahu Akbar) and his militant advocacy of Berber rights, therefore unpopular… read more
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