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CSI Algerian Tour 2015 by Norie-Dani
CSI Algerian Tour 2015
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Fantazia El-Djazair by Norie-Dani
Fantazia El-Djazair

Fantasia is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in Algeria performed during cultural festivals and to close Berber wedding celebrations. "Fantasia" is an imported name, the actual traditional term used is El Goum "the gunpowder play"

 

The performance consists of a group of horse riders, all wearing traditional clothes, who charge along a straight path at the same speed so as to form a line, and then at the end of the charge fire into the sky using old muskets or muzzle-loading rifles. The difficulty of the performance is in synchronizing the movement of the horses during acceleration of the charge, and especially in firing the guns simultaneously so that one single shot is heard. The horse is referred to as a fantasia horse and is of the type called a Barb or Berber horse.

 

The fantasia is considered a cultural performance and a kind of martial art, it also symbolizes a strong relationship between the man and the horse, as well as an attachment to tradition.

 

Each region in Algeria has one or several fantasia groups, called Elfa, totaling thousands of horse riders nationwide. Performances are usually during local seasonal, cultural or religious festivals, also called moussem ("season" in Arabic). Some show-based restaurants offer a fantasia as part of the entertainment.

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Fantazia El-Djazair by Norie-Dani
Fantazia El-Djazair

Fantasia is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in Algeria performed during cultural festivals and to close Berber wedding celebrations. "Fantasia" is an imported name, the actual traditional term used is El Goum "the gunpowder play"

 

The performance consists of a group of horse riders, all wearing traditional clothes, who charge along a straight path at the same speed so as to form a line, and then at the end of the charge fire into the sky using old muskets or muzzle-loading rifles. The difficulty of the performance is in synchronizing the movement of the horses during acceleration of the charge, and especially in firing the guns simultaneously so that one single shot is heard. The horse is referred to as a fantasia horse and is of the type called a Barb or Berber horse.

 

The fantasia is considered a cultural performance and a kind of martial art, it also symbolizes a strong relationship between the man and the horse, as well as an attachment to tradition.

 

Each region in Algeria has one or several fantasia groups, called Elfa, totaling thousands of horse riders nationwide. Performances are usually during local seasonal, cultural or religious festivals, also called moussem ("season" in Arabic). Some show-based restaurants offer a fantasia as part of the entertainment.

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Discipline 2 by Norie-Dani
Discipline 2
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Discipline 3 by Norie-Dani
Discipline 3
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Foxi1309 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Thanks for the :+devwatch:
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Norie-Dani Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
U r Welcome...
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CarlaSophia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Photographer
Welcome to :iconsunsets:

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Norie-Dani Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks ;)
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JustinDeRosa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Photographer
Thanks for the watch!
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Norie-Dani Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
U r welcome..u have a great photography i salute u man..
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AndersStangl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Thanks for the :+fav:
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Norie-Dani Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
No thanks u r stunning , and thank ya for the badge w00t!
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AndersStangl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
You're welcome !
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RRysonn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Writer
You should really think about adding some of these photographs to groups! These are really good!
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