Moussa Boukra earned a degree in dramatic arts at the University of Oran. He joined Istijmam in 2007 as it was forming. With Istijmam, he has had lead roles in Et-Teffeh/Apples and El-Ajouad, and he has also been featured in Yadra! and L’Astuce. Previously, he acted with Oran-based troupes including Ibdaa and El-Youm. In 2014, he moved to Marseilles, France, where he completed a degree in documentary film. His film directing credits include Kouchet el-Djir, Temps de Pose, and Hamlet of Belsunce. Moussa is also the musical director for Istijmam’s street performance called Living Communication. He cofounded and performs diwan-inspired fusion music with the troupe Jedba, with whom he also plays the guimbri (traditional string instrument) and is a lead vocalist and percussionist.