Organisation: Culturama & Algerian Solidarity Campaign

Time: 15 December 2013 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Place: The William Goodenough Large Common Room, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AB

Nostalgically Algerian

Culturama and Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC) bring you a fantastic, colourful and not to be missed endof-year event, with a talk that will take you back to “La Belle Époque”.

Delicious Algerian food; the coolest DZ DJ and an awesome live band!!!

Where: The WILLIAM GOODENOUGH LARGE COMMON ROOM. Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, City of London, London WC1N 2AB!!

Tickets only £10 per person

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PROGRAMME (3 parts):

17:30h – 19:00h: Talk and Q&A. A talk by Ed McAllister; Phd Candidate in History at the University of Oxford.

Ed McAllister’s work focuses on the country’s longest period of stability – the nation-building period from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. How do Algerians today view this period? What is its legacy in collective memory? Golden age of social justice, pride and progress, or simply an authoritarian dictatorship that set up many of Algeria’s current problems?

The aim of this talk will be to present some of the findings of a yearlong research stay in Bab el Oued and to explore the ways in which memories of the past are reconstructed in relation to present problems, but also define what Algerians expect of their state”.

19:00h – 20:00h: Break & Food

Delicious Algerian food will be served and scrumptious home-made delicatessens and sweets will be available, served with soft and warm drinks. So, eat, drink, mingle and enjoy “DJ K” as he mixes some cool North African and dubstep tunes to appease your nostalgeria.

20:15h – 21:45h: Entertainment

Nazim Ziryab will hit the stage with his Trio (with Marcel on base and Samir on percussion), bringing you some funky home tunes with a touch of Reggae, Rai and pop.”

They are “World Music, London-based band members of the former fantastic band “Maghreb Soul Spirit”, formed in 2012 by frontman, singer, songwriter & guitarist Nazim Ziryab; rich fusion of Algerian music genre, Reggae & Pop”

15 December 2013 | 17:30 – 22:00