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Takfarinas

Biography

Takfarinas was created not long prior to the rai trend of Algeria within a predominantly Kabyle (among the perfect Berber groupings in the region) region from the Algiers districts. Picking right up Arabian, Algerian, French, Spanish, and British songs on the air, his influences had been many, but mainly local forms with details of impact from famous brands Stevie Question and Edith Piaf. Backed by his dad, he trained on the makeshift electric guitar or two before upgrading to a genuine instrument, after that quickly proceeded to go into recording, along with his initial one in Algiers, his initial record in Paris, and his initial group immediately after. After two albums along with his Agraw group, he proceeded to go solo again, today fusing Berber and Andalusian rhythms with Kabyle traditional tune formats for a fresh form of local music. On the way, he also customized a vintage mandole with another neck and group of strings (among other activities), separating masculine and womanly tones in one another (he right now uses a comparable electric device). In 1979 he fled Algeria and only France, as much artists did beneath the dictatorial guideline of Algeria. Several albums and sold-out Parisian and Algerian concerts adopted, with the most recent album around the world markets becoming Tinder’s Yal in 2000. Takfarinas proceeds performing and documenting regularly.

Quick Facts


Full Name Takfarinas
Date Of Birth February 25, 1958
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality French, Algerian
Music Songs Zaama Zaama, Tebbeg Riri, Tsrount Walleniw, Tanoumi, Chouya chouya, Lwaldine, Idhelli-kan, Rosa rosa, Aytezyen, Awi Niya, Ezahriw, Inid Ih, Salamet, Aarouss, Ayessiyi, Tayri, Irgazen, Fellam, Awid, Irwihene, Tol el Ghobra, Yemma, Douga, Ghiwel, Sfahmas wina, Louiza, Ahalala, Iyaw, Tebber riri, Wikyanane, Wansiyi, Dan Serif
Albums Yal, Ay aassas nezahriw (Version remasterisée), Admenten (Remastered), Ouay thel'ha (Remasterisé), Lwaldine, Olympia Live 1990 (Remasterisé), Tajmilt Newen (Remasterisé), Honneur aux dames, Romane (Remasterisé), Salamet
Nominations Independent Music Award for Best Song - World Traditional
Movies Z'har


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#Fact
1 He was member of the jury at the Cosne-Sur-Loire Film Festival (France) in 2004
2 He was member of the jury at the Sarlat Film Festival (France) in 2004
3 On January 8th 2005, he was given The Medal Of Honor for Kremlin-Bicêtre City (near Paris, France) during the New Year wishes ceremony with the mayor.
4 Son of Djennat and Eddy Dms Debah
5 Brother of Hadia and Yassine Dms Debah


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A la découverte de l'Aïd Al Adha 2013 Documentary executive producer
Urban Black 2008 Short producer
Namoos 2006 TV Series producer - 2 episodes
Sentence finale 2006 Short producer
The Executioner of the Innocents 2006 Short producer
Art'n Acte Production 2003 Short producer
Flying Baby 2003 Short producer
The Firecracker 2003 Short producer
Lucie Carrasco - Une histoire d'hommes 2002 Video documentary short producer
The Making of 'Art'n Acte Production' 2002 Video documentary short producer
Art'n Acte Production: Interviews 2002 Video documentary short producer
Venin mortel 1996 Short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A la découverte de l'Aïd Al Adha 2013 Documentary
Urban Black 2008 Short commentary / written by
Namoos 2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Executioner of the Innocents 2006 Short
Art'n Acte Production 2003 Short writer
Lucie Carrasco - Une histoire d'hommes 2002 Video documentary short
The Making of 'Art'n Acte Production' 2002 Video documentary short
Venin mortel 1996 Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A la découverte de l'Aïd Al Adha 2013 Documentary
Urban Black 2008 Short
The Executioner of the Innocents 2006 Short
Art'n Acte Production 2003 Short
Lucie Carrasco - Une histoire d'hommes 2002 Video documentary short
The Making of 'Art'n Acte Production' 2002 Video documentary short
Venin mortel 1996 Short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Urban Black 2008 Short
The Executioner of the Innocents 2006 Short
Art'n Acte Production 2003 Short
Lucie Carrasco - Une histoire d'hommes 2002 Video documentary short
The Making of 'Art'n Acte Production' 2002 Video documentary short
Venin mortel 1996 Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Art'n Acte Production 2003 Short Serge (uncredited)
Venin mortel 1996 Short The childhood friend

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A la découverte de l'Aïd Al Adha 2013 Documentary
Urban Black 2008 Short

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sentence finale 2006 Short still photographer
Venin mortel 1996 Short camera operator: video camera

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Art'n Acte Production 2003 Short sound designer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sentence finale 2006 Short presenter

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A la découverte de l'Aïd Al Adha 2013 Documentary Himself - Host
Urban Black 2008 Short Himself
Premier clap 2005-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Star Boulevard 2002 TV Series documentary short Himself
+ de cinéma 2002 TV Series documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Art'n Acte Production' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Art'n Acte Production: Interviews 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Exclusif 2002 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Special Jury Mention Larissa Mediterranean Festival of New Filmmakers Art'n Acte Production (2003)
2003 Prix Assurance Générale de France Sarlat International Cinema Festival Art'n Acte Production (2003)


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#Quote
1 In this world, there are the ones who endure life, and the ones who create the world they want to live in. I belong to the second category.
2 Before reaching the top, one has to take the first step.


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