Barely announced by the state, the museum dedicated to Matoub Lounes, Kabyle artist murdered in 1998 and opposed to power, is already causing controversies. While some Algerians regard it as a tribute, others complain about the political recovery. These divisions, which even affect the singer's family, can challenge the project.
This is a project that the fans of Matoub Lounes, the murdered Kabyle singer 25 June 1998, already distributes. During a recent interview with his sister Malika, the Algerian Minister of Culture announced that the state is building a museum dedicated to the chanter of Berber song and culture. "I informed her about the decision of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who agreed with the creation of a museum to preserve the memory of the singer and his artistic and cultural heritage," said Minister Azzedine Mihoubi. It was last May that the Matoub Lounes Foundation, chaired by his sister Malika, had submitted an application to the ministry for the allocation of a slab of land, to build the buildings that will house this museum. The file was then forwarded to the first ministry, which received the green light from the presidency.
"The president of the republic has agreed and instructed the various authorities and administrations involved, each in his own way, to give their help and assistance to the foundation for its realization," said the president. Young Africa an authorized source at the Ministry of Culture. It is a museum dedicated to the preservation of memory, tangible and intangible heritage, as well as the artistic career of militant artist Matoub Lounes and renowned artists from the region. "In a statement to the official APS agency, Malika Matoub ruled the decision as a" great dedication and recognition of the struggle and course of Lounes and also a way to support his struggle, his memory and his art. "
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