Al Jazeera World - Ahalil: Music of the Red Oasis

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The music of the Algerian Sahara, known as Ahalil, is a form of religious praise which is also an oral record of regional heritage and a way of life for the people who live there, men and women alike. Ahalil is mainly practiced in Algeria's Gourara region, part of "The Triangle of Fire," a desert plain roughly the size of France and the hottest place on earth. The region's capital, Timimoun, is located near an oasis and has long been a crossroads for Amazigh, African and Arab cultures.

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