About Moussem Cities: Algiers

With the festival Moussem Cities, Moussem and its Brussels partners are focusing on a metropolis in the MENA region. These are cities with a rich and culturally diverse history, but especially cities that, thanks to their artistic dynamics, play a vital role in contemporary societies. Moussem Cities is a platform for artists that focuses on an urban artistic context, while fostering an exchange with Brussels.
After our editions around Tunis, Beirut, Casablanca and Damascus, we now invite you to discover Algiers. Founded in the 4th century B.C. as a Phoenician colony on Amazigh soil, this port city was occupied consecutively by the Romans, the Vandals, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Turks and the French. After the independence of Algeria in 1962, Algiers became the capital of all postcolonial utopias. The Algerian capital is now one of the largest cities in the Maghreb. It is the city of youth, despair and hope. It is this young generation that recently has surprised the world, coming out massively on the capital's streets to demand political and social reforms.

> read the text by author Ameziane Ferhani on Algiers

Moussem Cities is a project by Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre in collaboration with: Bozar, Kaaitheater, Nova, Passa Porta,VK Concerts, Itinérances

Thank you:
Ferhani Ameziane, Wassyla Tamzali, Nadira Aklouche, Allalou mohamed Ali, Selma Hellal, Sabri Kerai, Louiza Bartet, Saleha Larab, Mustapha Benhalima, Hamid Aït Abderrahim

Moussem is supported by De Vlaamse Regering, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and de Stad Brussel


Moussem provides support to artists and creates programmes that help shape the global contemporary art scene and engage in the creation of a new common cultural heritage. It speaks directly to a varied urban audience. It plays a unique, intercultural part in the art world by integrating the work it offers into established arts institutions on the basis of long-term reciprocal partnerships.

Director: Mohamed Ikoubaân
Programmer performing arts: Cees Vossen
Artistic collaborator: Nabila Belkacem
Press & communication: Patrick De Coster
Administration: Kelly De Cock

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