Algeria

Arts, Culture & Media

Rachid Taha

Algerian singer Rachid Taha says his latest CD was the result of a midlife crisis. He has been influenced by Johnny Cash and says his dream is to duet with Dolly Parton. From PRI's The World.

Arts, Culture & Media

Sarazino

Algerian-born musician Lamine Fellah is the son of a diplomat. Lemine Fellah now lives in Ecuador where he fronts the band Sarazino. Marco Werman talks with him.

Lifestyle & Belief

Geo answer

Algeria goes up against the US in its next World Cup match tomorrow in Pretoria, South Africa?and it's the answer to our Geo Quiz. It's a big deal for prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Anchor Marco Werman finds out why from reporter Alexandra Gutierrez.

Arts, Culture & Media

Tensions follow soccer rivals

Correspondent Aya Batrawy reports from Cairo on the bitter rivalry between soccer clubs Egypt and Algeria. Their last match caused riots in both countries. Now they're set to meet tomorrow in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

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Global Scan

Spain may finally get to see a finished version of Gaudí's famous church — in Finland

Barcelona's famed Sagrada Familia church is still being built after more than a century. Now, impatient Finnish students plan to finish their own scaled-down version, imagined in this photo — out of ice. We also spotlight new relevations about Blackwater Security's lawless tactics during the Iraq War and wonder if Scotland's national dish is headed for the US, in today's Global Scan.

Arts

Algeria's contemporary artists strive to make their own space

In the white-washed buildings of Algiers, a creative community is flourishing — no thanks to the government. Algerian authorities spend hundreds of millions of dollars to promote culture, but keep a tight rein on what kind of culture is supported. Despite this, the country has seen a slow emergence of an independent contemporary art scene.

Belief

Marseille's plans for a Grand Mosque stall

The city of Marseille, France’s second biggest, is home to the country’s largest Muslim population. About one in four of its residents are Muslims. Yet you’d be hard pressed to find a single proper mosque in town.