Amazigh Culture Prize 2020: Consecration of Brahim El Mazned

The Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture (IRCAM) organized, Friday in Rabat, the award ceremony of the Amazigh Culture Prize for the year 2020, as part of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Royal Speech Ajdir and the creation of the Institute. In a speech on the occasion of this ceremony held under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the president of the 2020 edition of the Amazigh Culture Prize, Driss Khrouz, highlighted the importance of this prize in the promotion of the Amazigh language and culture, calling in this regard to list the achievements and achievements accumulated by IRCAM over the last twenty years. Mr. Khrouz then underlined the need to encourage the Amazigh intelligentsia to engage more in the process of modernizing the Amazigh language and to make it a universal language based on its Moroccan roots and diversity. IRCAM recently unveiled the names of the winners of the different categories making up the Amazigh Culture Prize for the year 2020, the Merit Prize having been awarded to actor Brahim El Mazned, in recognition of his efforts. and research aimed at promoting Amazigh culture and heritage in the Kingdom. On this occasion, Mr. EL Mazned expressed his joy following this coronation, noting that this award constitutes an additional motivation to continue working, researching and digging into the Amazigh intangible heritage. The preservation of the Amazigh language requires special attention to the various ancient Amazigh arts such as song and poetry, in particular those relating to the art of the “Rways”, noted Brahim El Mazned, who has also published a number of works of art, including anthologies of the arts of “Rways” and “Aita”. The rest of the distinctions concern the National Translation Prize, awarded to Larbi Moumouch for his translation into the Amazigh of the novel “The Death of Ivan Ilich” by the Russian writer Leon Tolstoy, the National Prize for Amazigh literary creation, awarded to Lhoussine Assaid for his collection of tales “Turtut n yidil”, and to Lahcen Bensaid for the collection of songs intended for children entitled “Urtan N'tumrt”. It is also the National Media and Communication Prize, won by Houcine Ouzzig (Channel 2M) for his Amazigh reporting on the Coronavirus pandemic in several laboratories and hospitals, and the National Prize for studies, research and computer programs. , awarded to Badr Boudhan for presenting a set of digital media dedicated to learning and teaching Amazigh through the use of cartoons. Regarding the National Prize for Modern Song, it was won by Soufiane Al Bouzakhti of the group “Rif Experience” for the song “Tarifit”, while the national prize for traditional song went to Ali Ait Bouzid for his song. “Laâdat”. The national film prize was awarded to Tarek El Idrissi for his work “Drz N'tmazgha”. This ceremony was marked by the presence of the Rector of IRCAM, Ahmed Boukos, as well as several other officials, executives and professors of the Institute. The celebration of this 20th anniversary will be marked by many events on the program, including the presentation of the book “Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture: Pathways and Achievements” as well as a debate on the 20th anniversary of the institutionalization of the promotion. of the amazaghite. Created by dahir on October 17, 2001, IRCAM aims to preserve and promote Amazigh culture in all its forms.