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International Festival of Carthage

The International Festival of Carthage (Arabic: مهرجان قرطاج الدولي‎) is an annual music festival taking place in July and August since 1964 in the coastal city of Carthage (Tunisia).


Considered one of the Arab, African and world's most important festivals,[citation needed] the International Festival of Carthage is housed in the antique theater of Carthage restored in the early twentieth century and has a capacity of 7,500 spectators capacity. Since its founding, the Carthage Festival has attracted such artists from the Arab world as Ali Riahi, Hedi Jouini, Saber Rebaï, Kadhim Saher, Najwa Karam, Warda, Sherine and Majida El Roumi.

The festival features Arab-Mediterranean culture and all kinds of artwork. The festival has also played host to Youssou N'Dour, Dalida, James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Alpha Blondy, Joe Cocker, Serge Lama, Gérard Lenorman and Charles Aznavour, as well as plays, dances, folk, and ballet.

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