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Adnane Ben.
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Les Oiseaux De Figuig!
12:13:14 AM Monday Nov 26, 2007


I recently discovered a great hip hop band unleashing music in French, Moroccan dialect and berber Tmazight. The cool part that makes me so excited is that the band shares something so beautiful and beloved with me. Figuig !

Figuig (aka Fijij), or iFayay in the Tmazight language, is an oasis in southeastern Morocco inhabited by berbers who speak a distinct berber langauge than the Atlas berbers. It is said that Figuigui berber is close to the Algerian Kabyl but I'm not sure. Maybe hchicha, Driss or Aziz can confirm that. But regardless, the place is full of character, history and culture. And this band - apparently born and raised in France, and refined in Figuig during summer vacations, chooses to celebrate all what is Figuig and the people of Figuig! MOKé DAFIK ISMA SANTHEME 2EN1 L-KBIR are the elements behind this young fresh and clean band. Bravo!

Following some of their videos, I dropped some random Figuig videos that could start interesting conversations - especially the one by the Figuigui old businessman who was a guest speaker at a 2M program last year "Machari3". I'm also putting up the mp3 of one of the most charming songs the band did in mp3 format. Enjoy the songs and the ambiance.

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Groupe Figuig: Je T'Aimes Figuig (mp3)






Misc. glimpses of Bledi Figuig..


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4:18 pm    December 1, 2007

Badr message
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Oui....je suis tout a fait daccord avec toi sur les point que tu as decri.
Pour ce qui est de les rencontrer...on verra~ en tout cas je ferais mon enquete sur eux....et si j arrive a les voir et prendre a video, raioo sera le pemier site ou je la mettrai.
adhérent et amoureux de raioo et vivant en france essayer de faire de meme.
Merci :)
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1:48 pm    November 30, 2007

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Ok ~ alors on peut dire que groupe Figuig fait ce qu'il fait pour divertir, s'amuser, informer, s'associer avec la communaute, se souvenir, reminiscer, mais surtout pas pour un but commercial ou bien pour atteindre la celebrite. I think... tu vis a la France, peut etre que tu peux les trouver, les rencontrer? :) si tu arrives, fais une video!
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1:35 pm    November 30, 2007

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Adnane....c'est pas de cela dont je voulais parler, c'est claire que comme ls font du HIP HOP...ils trouveront facilement un producteur et un arrangeur(et peut etre qu'ils en ont deja dans leur groupe).
moi je voulais parler du succés, ce n'est pas ce style de HIP HOP qui attire les auditeurs franco-maghrebin.
et les chanteurs de hip hop franco-marocains y en a plusieurs :
Ex: Nessbeal, Amine, et il y en a d'autre dont j'oublie le nom....mais bon ce que je voulais dire c qu'ils y en a bcp qui sont connu du public français et francophone globalement.
and about connections...ce n'est pas evident de la trouver, faut trop bosser et ne pas baisser les bras pour peut etre la croiser dans son chemin artistique
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10:25 pm    November 29, 2007

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Badr, Badr :) Pourquoi penses-tu qu'ils n'auront pas la celebrite que possede deja des musiciens franco-marocains? c'est qui au fait? tu veux dire franco-algeriens? je connais juste 113.. ils manquent juste un producer et arrangeur de haute qualite! c'est comme ca que ca se passe avec les groupes hiphop. It's all about connections, the skills and content are there.
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10:20 pm    November 29, 2007

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Yeah, he talks exactly like a Figuigui talks, it must be in the genes. You can see he's content and proud of his achievements (the programme discussed the topic of self-made people) but also frustrated with whatever it is that produces useless people.
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3:20 am    November 29, 2007

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Grosso modo le groupe est bien, il ya un bon rythme, bref c de la bone musique, et en plus le groupe ne fai ke "yamda7" sur figuigue, ce qui pour moi ne fait qu'augmenter le plaisir à l'ecouter.
Mais je pense que malheureusement, pour ce groupe, il n'auront pas la célébrité que possède déja des musiciens franco-marocain.
Dommage qu'il n y ai pas une qualité de son meilleur pour la video du vieu monsieur...parce qu'il dit est vraiment interessant, mais en meme temps tordant de rire :D

Et VIVE FIGUIG

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10:59 pm    November 28, 2007
Driss
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I laughed so hard when i watched the last video Adnane lol pretty funny , the guy was so strict on an amazing way .vive Figuig.
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