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Tunisia: Roman amphitheater ‘Cillium’ reopens in Kasserine

The Roman amphitheater ‘Cilium’ in Kasserine officially reopened with a concert of Lebanese committed Marcel Khalifa, after restoration. Culture Minister Mohamed Zine El Abidine said that “the inauguration of this new amphitheater is an historic moment for the city of Kasserine, which has become over the last few years synonymous ...

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A Festival of North African Contemporary Art During an Age of Anxiety

The 5th edition of Jaou Tunis at the Kamel Lazaar Foundation brings together the works of various North African artists in a beautiful and oftentimes political display. Exhausted by sad political literalism, I passed into Tunisia for the 5th edition of Lina Lazaar’s Jaou Tunis contemporary art festival feeling jinxed, as jingoist Donald ...

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Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio triumphs in Tunisia Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio triumphs in Tunisia

The Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio met with resounding applause on Thursday at the Roman amphitheatre in the Tunisian town of El Jem. The concert was held as part of the 33rd edition of the Festival International de Musique Symphonique d’El Jem. The multi-ethnic orchestra is the largest of its kind ...

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“Silk Road” symphonic concert held in Tunisia

A symphonic concert, with the theme of “Silk Road,” was performed Monday night in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. Held at the ruins of Antonin baths, part of the archaeological site of Carthage, this open-air concert attracted over 300 audiences. Tunisian Symphonic Orchestra directed by a Spanish maestro, and artists from ...

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‘Kerkennah 01’ festival of photography and digital arts

Tunisia’s Kerhennah islands will host Kerkennah 01, the first festival in the north African country devoted to photography, video and digital arts. The festival, to be held on June 21-27, aims to “encourage the emergence of a photographic scene involving Tunisian artists by opting to abandon the traditional channels. Kerkennah ...

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“Dar Ben Ayed” palace in Tunis offered to UK embassy by the Bey in 1856

The United Kingdom Embassy to Tunisia has published several photos of the filming of the Ramadan series “Tej El Hadhra”, broadcast daily on Elhiwar Ettounsi. The embassy reported that the Dar Ben Ayed Palace was offered to the British Ambassador during the month of Ramadan in the year 1856. This ...

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Tunisians of Semmama celebrate mountain culture to challenge extremism

The Shepherd Festival at Mount Semmama, near the Tunisian-Algerian border, brings a message of peace and resistance in an area often only known as a hideout for terror groups. In the countryside outside Sbeitla, in the Kasserine governorate of western central Tunisia, lies a small hill at the foot of ...

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2-day world conference of news agencies opens in Islamabad tomorrow

A two-day International Conference of News Agencies (ICNA) to highlight Pakistan’s constructive image and promote collaboration among news, disseminating bodies to cope with the challenges of media revolution, will be held on May 13-14. The conference, to be instrumental in promoting country’s soft image amongst comity of nations, will have ...

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Seventh edition of Shepherd Festival in Mount Semmama on May 11, 12 and 13, 2018

The mountains of the world meet in Semmama The seventh edition of the Shepherd Festival in Mount Semmama will be held from May 11 to 13 on the theme “Mountains of the World Meet in Semama”, with the support of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the Ramburg Foundation. This ...

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