Medina festival (Festival de la Médina)

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Country and Region TunisiaTunis
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Tunis, Tunis Tunisia
Festival Contact Information

El Medina Festival Association
Rue du Pacha,
Tunis, Tunisia

Festival Description

The Medina festival is traditionally held during the period of Ramadan, the Medina Festival offers a variety of Arabic and Western entertainment. The main venue is the Tunis Municipal theatre, however open-air spectacles are also planned namely in the garden of Kheireddine Palace. A rich and diverse cultural program has been prepared by the festival organizers including classical Arabic music. Cinema lovers will have the opportunity to see showings of short films by Arab and French film-makers and amateurs of popular entertainment can watch jugglers in a medieval setting. Each year, the festival is co-sponsored by the French cooperation Institute.

Festival Dates July 22 - August 15, 2012

Other Sources:

  • Festival de la Medina celebrates Maghreb music, by Houda Trabelsi (Magharebia, July 22, 2012)
  • The Festival of the Medina of Tunis, by Roua Khlifi (tunisialive, July 16, 2012)


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