Tunisian City Fest to Embrace Palestinian Struggle
The 19th City Festival to be held in the Tunisian capital between November 20-December 12 will feature many art performances including modern and Sufi music, poetry and films from Tunisia and other Arab and foreign countries, according to news agencies.
The festival head, Mukhtar Al Rassaa, said in a press conference Thursday that “this session is characterized with diversity of performances which were selected according to standards giving priority to high quality art which celebrate struggle and solidarity.”
“This session will include a Palestinian musical show entitled A’edoun (We Are Returning) by artist Aedah and a feature with the Palestinian poet Samih Al Qasem. This is in addition to a musical show for the Iraqi singer Sahar Taha,” the festival head said.
Rassaa pointed that the Tunisian singer, Lutfi Bushnaq, would open the session with his performance on the Pop Theater stage downtown and the festival would be concluded by Zakharef Arabiyyah by the Tunisian musician Mohammed Al Qarafi.
“The Tunisian performances constitute a big part of the festival including the Sufi music concert Tajilliyat by Lutfi Bushnaq, Houriyyat Al Tarab feature by Mohammed Saleh Al Harakati and Al Maalouf and Tunisian Songs feature by Al Taher Gharsah and Najla Ziad,” added Rassaa.
Tunisian singers including Adel Sultan, Shukri Bu Zian and Ulfat bin Said will participate in the festival which will coincide with the beginning of the Ramadhan in order to enhance features during this month of fasting.
Also will be screened at the festival a documentary cassette by the Tunisian director Mahmoud bin Mahmoud entitled Alf Sawt Wa Sawt (One Thousand and one Sound) on the Sufi way history in Tunisia.
Houriyyah Al Aishi from Algeria will sing many Sufi songs within a performance entitled Khulwah in addition to the Moroccan singer Fuad Zabadi who will sing for Karem Mahmoud and Abdel Muttaleb. The Syrian Heritage Masterpieces Troupe for Muwashah and Singing, the Jordanian Rum Troupe and the Iraqi Troupe for Traditional Music will perform art features in addition to Khumasi Al Hanafi from Egypt and Violin Feature by the Iraqi artist Nasir Shamma.
Meanwhile foreign performances will include the Andalusi musical show by Rossa Sarkosta and a feature for a Greek troupe in addition to a musical show from Portugal. Also Michel Portal from France will play Jazz in the festival – Albawaba.com