Hamid Cheriet, better known as Idir, was a champion for the Kabylie region and its Berber language.
Rally marks continued efforts by the Amazigh identity movement to gain the government’s recognition.
Amazigh activists are calling on the Moroccan government to declare the Berber New Year a national holiday.
Protesters have rallied in Algeria over the rejection of a measure that would have formalised Berber language teaching.
The country’s main ethnic minority feels targeted amid growing political upheaval.
Deeply rooted in Berber tradition, the annual Boujloud Festival explores the conflict between good and evil.
A heavy-handed solution to the Kabyle in Algeria is doomed to failure and bloodshed, as history has shown.
Berber culture and language revived in Libya after decades of neglect and mistrust under Gaddafi.