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CAIRO - 15 June 2017: The 53rd International Carthage Festival, held on July 13-19, will be commemorating the Egyptian legendary singer Abdel Halim Hafez, with the participation of a number of artists.
The artists participating in last year’s Carthage Festival, which was held from July 13 to August 25, included many famous Arab singers such as the Iraqi Kazem El Saher, the Tunisian Saber El Ribai, the Lebanese Najwa Karam, the Algerian Cheb Khaled and the Moroccan Samira Said.
The festival has been held in Tunisia since the 1960s in the Carthage theatre, which holds up to 7,500 people.
Abdel Halim Hafez, dubbed the Dark-Skinned Nightingale, was one of Egypt’s greatest singers, as well as a producer, and an actor. His most famous songs, which catapulted him into fame, were Ahwak (I Adore You), Betloomoni Leh (Why Do You Blame Me), Maw’ood (Promised), and Qari’at Al Fingan (Fortune teller).