Death press release
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved father, the artist Cherif Hamani.
He left this world on October 20, 2023.
As a family, we would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has shown us their support and affection since the news of his passing.
Your comforting words and kind thoughts help us get through this difficult time.
A ceremony will be organized to pay him a final tribute; it will be communicated to you on this same page.
Rest in peace, dear father, your artistic legacy will live forever.
We inform all people who want to pay their last respects to our father Chérif HAMANI that they can come tomorrow Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the mortuary room of the Avicenne hospital.
The raising of the body is planned for Monday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. as well as a prayer over the deceased for practicing people who wish.
Born in 1956 (67 years old) in the commune of Aït Mahmoud, in Béni-Douala, Cherif Hamani is a Kabyle singer and musician whose lyrics range from nostalgia for the past to the glorification of democracy and Amazigh culture.
In 1974, Chérif Hamani became known to the general public by participating in Belhanafi and Acherouf Yidir’s show dedicated to young talents and amateur singers on the Kabyle channel of Algiers radio. This music enthusiast and talented poet quickly understood the paths that lead to success.
From 1972 to 1973, he regularly attended the Algiers conservatory, which offered him the opportunity to meet the biggest names in Kabyle and Kabylo-chaâbi song. He drew his inspiration from traditional aesthetics and his melodious voice transported us into deep poetry.
Chérif HAMANI shares with us multiple emotions through his perfect mastery of his mother tongue and melodies that touch all our senses. His relationship with society, nature and himself is guided by fundamental values of Kabyle society, such as humility and listening. His poems are coherent and linked like wreaths of flowers. He sings of incurable love, the ideal and dreams of those lost, like his mother and Matoub Lounès, to whom he pays homage.
By testifying, with modesty and great knowledge of his ancestral heritage, Cherif Hamani denounces deceptions, abuses of power and organized crimes. It is through his cry that he calls on everyone’s conscience to save Algeria from destruction. Listening to the poet sing shows that it is impossible to reveal the greatness of his magical work in just a few words.