The remains of Djamel Allam, one of the masters of modern Kabyle song taken away Saturday at the age of 71 by a long illness, will be repatriated on Tuesday and buried the same day at the cemetery of Sidi M'hamed Amokrane in Bejaia, his hometown,, said the official agency (APS).
The remains will be transported from France to Abane-Ramdane International Airport in Bejaia, where a meditation ceremony will be organized in memory of the multidisciplinary artist, said Rabah Allam, the singer's brother.
In 1967, while working as a machinist at the Théâtre du Gymnase in Paris, the artist met some of the biggest names in French music such as Brassens, Georges Moustaki, Léo Ferré and Bernard Lavilliers.
In the early 1970s, Djamel Allam released his first album "Mara ad-youghal" (When he returns), one of his famous hits that will be widely acclaimed by the media and the public.
Follow other albums including "The dreams of the wind" in 1978, "Si Slimane" in 1981 and "Salimo", released four years later.
In 2001, Djamel Allam associated the composer Safi Boutella and publishes an album entitled "Gouraya", another name given to the city of Bejaia.