After an absence of two years.. Carthage International Festival returns with 33 artistic performances

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The organizing committee of the “International Carthage Festival” in Tunisia announced, on Wednesday evening, the activities of the fifty-sixth session of this event, which returns after a two-year hiatus due to the Corona pandemic.

The next session will run from July 14 to August 20, according to Anadolu Agency.

Festival director Kamal Ferjani said, during a press conference, that “45 percent of the performances are allocated to Tunisian artists, while 30 percent of them are allocated to Arab shows and 25 percent will be foreign shows.”

He explained that “the festival will organize 33 performances, including 15 Tunisian concerts, 10 Arab concerts, and 8 from foreign countries.”

The festival will open with the show “Lovers of the World” by Tunisian director Abdelhamid Bouchnak, which mixes theatrical and folklore and takes the audience back to the nineties of the last century and the folk art that characterized that period.

Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab will participate in the closing ceremony, coinciding with the Tunisian-Egyptian Year of Culture 2022.

Among the names that will be present in the next edition are Tunisian rapper “Balti”, Syrian singer Nour Muhanna, Lebanese Ragheb Alama, Tunisians Saber Al-Rubai and Ziad Gharsa.

The American singing group “The Jackson Brothers”, the Korean band “BIG” and the Tunisian duo Nour and Salim Arjoun will also be present.

Ferjani stated that “the organizing committee decided to make a priority for the Tunisian artist during the demonstration, and that the Tunisian artist should be victorious without losing the festival’s international dimension, which has characterized it for decades.”

Regarding the cost of the fifty-sixth session, he said that it is estimated at 3.94 million dinars ($1.28 million), compared to the festival’s budget for 2019, which was nearly 5 million dinars ($1.6 million).

The budget decline, according to Ferjani, comes as a result of what the Tunisian economy knows of “the deterioration of the value of the dinar, in addition to the high cost of international transportation (the transportation and accommodation of artists).”

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