Carthage International Festival programme for 58th edition unveiled

Tunis: The Carthage International Festival marks its 58th edition this year, celebrating six decades of its existence. This milestone event, scheduled from July 18 to August 17, 2024, honours its storied history despite the two editions cancelled in 1982 due to the Sabra and Shatila massacre and in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival’s programme features 18 nights showcasing the diverse sounds and cultures of 11 countries, including Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Senegal, France, Spain, China, and the Caribbean.

The lineup promises a rich tapestry of musical genres and styles such as Tunisian music, oriental tunes, reggae, flamenco, African rhythms, and world music.

The details of the 58th edition were unveiled by the festival’s organising committee, led by Kamel Ferjani, during a press conference held on Monday evening at the Roman Villas of Carthage.

The festival’s schedule boasts seven Tunisian evenings, six Arab nights, and five international showcases.

It will feature six
performing arts events, including ice circus, theatre, choreography, opera, and musical comedy, along with 11 exclusive international performances created specifically for the Carthage International Festival.

In alignment with the festival’s commitment to social responsibility, nearly 5,000 spectators from underprivileged neighbourhoods in the Greater Tunis district will be invited to attend.

The programme will be as follows:

July 18: Lotfi Bouchnak with “Ayech Leghnayeti” in a tribute to 50 years of his artistic career

July 19: Wael Kfoury (Lebanon)

July 21: Opera “Carmen” by Theatre de l’OpĂ©ra de Tunis

July 23: “Vuela” concert with Sara Baras, the Queen of Flamenco (Spain)

July 25: Zied Gharsa

July 27: Hamza Namira (Egypt)

July 28: The Wailers, Bob Marley’s legendary reggae band (Caribbean)

July 31: Wajiha Jendoubi’s one-woman show “Big Bossa

August 1: “La chorale…c’est vous” with conductor and composer Boudchart (Morocco)

August 03: Kadhem Saher (Iraq)

August 06: Circus on ice (Cinderella-Fr

August 07: Circus on ice (Cinderella-France)

August 10: Amel Maher (Egypt)

August 12: “Nawbet Gharam” show by Mohamed Ali Kammoun

August 13: Najet Attia makes her comeback with “Sayidati” in a special evening to mark National Women’s Day.

August 14: “Angham fi dhekira 3” show

August 15: African music with Youssou N’dour (Senegal)

August 17: Assala Nasri (Syria)

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse