I keč a Lwennas, gulleɣ ur ttwexxireɣ!
To you Lounes, I promise to remain steadfast!
Ass-a yal aqbayli ilaq ad ibedd ad iseqsi deg iman-is d acu ara yegg ɣef ayen akken yemmut Lwennas.
Ass-a akken a d-nesmekti gmatneɣ Lwennas Tiddukla Tadelsant Tamaziɣt deg Marikan tewwi-yawen-d timlilit d-hegga radyu KALW (91.7 FM San Francisco) as n 2 seg Yulyu 1998 (azal n ssmana seg was mi yemmut Lwennas). Nnuba agi n Compo Beat tegga tajmilt i Lwennas. Inebgawen ɣer nnuba agi: Arezki Amezdat, Yahia Belkebir, Fatah Kaci, Helene Hagan ak d Ḥsen Larbi. D imaslaḍen n tiddukla. Yal wa ɣef acu d-yewwi: Lwennas, d acu n wergaz yella as mi yedder, neɣ d acu f yettnaɣ, ɣef imaziɣen s umatu. Tanemmirt i Arezki, Henri Pierre Kubaka d KALW i ɣ yeggan amḍiq akken a d-nini kra f Lwennas. Ass-a d asmekti, ihi a s-d-nɛiwed. Tanemmirt i Hsen i ɣ-d-yerran tasfift-a s asmel, akken ad as-slen ak wid yesɛan Lwennas deg ul.
Ihi, ma tebɣam ad teslem i Lwennas m'ara yebbawzeq, tekkit ɣef ubuṭun agi ufella.
On this day, every Kabyle should ask himself/herself what he/she is going to do about the cause Lounes died for.
Today, so that we remember our brotehr Lounes, the Amazigh Cultural Association in America is pleased to post the recording of a KALW (91.7 FM San Francisco) radio show done in homage to Lounes on July 2, 1998, a week after his death. The show is called Compo-Beat and was hosted by Henri Pierre Kubaka. He has as guest a good group of ACAA members including Arezki Amezdat, Yahia Belkebir, Fatah Kaci, Helene Hagan and Ḥsen Larbi (via telephone). All guests were inetrviewed and talked about Lounes and the cause he fought for. The show lasted more than an hour and was filled with some of Lounes' best songs. Thanks to Ḥsen for digitizing the recording.
Let's listen to Lounes again and let him live among us forever!
Click on the audio buttons at the top of the page.