Lounis Ait Menguellet
D’ Yves BillonPublié le 18 février 2011
Ait Menguellet is undoubtedly the greatest living poet and singer in Kabylia (Algeria) today. This film, which has the form of a a poetic but austere musical video, illustrated with pictur recalling the rural and colourful side of Kabylia, is like a kind of tale. Menguellet and his musicians interpret their poems and songs as if they were telling a story. They are only interrupted by the frequent applause and dances of a devoted audience who sing in chorus the most popular themes.