Music

Jazz Festival Coming to Gammarth in April

Jazz Festival Coming to Gammarth in April

| 28 March 2014 3:19 pm

The ninth edition of the Jazz à Carthage music festival will kick off next week, gathering renowned international and local [...]

Herb Festival Brings Music and Art to Downtown Tunis

Herb Festival Brings Music and Art to Downtown Tunis

| 25 March 2014 6:57 pm

A three-day art and music fair, uniquely called the Herb Festival, begins in downtown Tunis on Thursday. The festival, in [...]

‘Houmani’ Rapper Freed After 9 Month Marijuana Jailing

‘Houmani’ Rapper Freed After 9 Month Marijuana Jailing

| 20 March 2014 9:55 am

Popular rapper Ahmed Laabidi, better known by his stage name Kafon, was released from prison Thursday night after serving nine [...]

Following Success of Les Dunes Electroniques, Two More 2014 Festivals Planned

Following Success of Les Dunes Electroniques, Two More 2014 Festivals Planned

| 25 February 2014 4:38 pm

Following the success of the Dunes Electroniques music festival this past weekend, the organizers are planning two more events in [...]

Shopping

With Limits to E-Commerce, Shopping in Tunisia Remains Offline

With Limits to E-Commerce, Shopping in Tunisia Remains Offline

| 11 September 2013 4:39 pm

The founders of Maryouli had a simple business idea: sell t-shirts online. While such a model is common in developed [...]

Tunis’ Central Market: The Freshest Food in Town

Tunis’ Central Market: The Freshest Food in Town

| 14 August 2013 4:40 pm

Taking up an entire city block, the Central Market (called by its French name, Marche Central) is the place to [...]

Lose Yourself in the Souks of the Tunis Medina

Lose Yourself in the Souks of the Tunis Medina

| 06 April 2012 8:48 pm

Hafeth Blayech spends his days much like his father, and his grandfather did. In his small workshop in a narrow [...]

“My Truth”: Diaries of Former Tunisian First Lady to be Published

“My Truth”: Diaries of Former Tunisian First Lady to be Published

| 04 April 2012 11:35 am

Former Tunisian First Lady, Leila Ben Ali, will publish her diaries in a book entitled “My Truth,” by the French [...]

Art

‘Calligraffiti’ Artist El Seed Makes Tunisia His Canvas

‘Calligraffiti’ Artist El Seed Makes Tunisia His Canvas

| 12 March 2014 5:38 pm

The minaret of the Jara Mosque in Gabes towers over its surroundings. Formed of golden brick, it jolts up from [...]

Kima Enti: ‘Come as You Are’ Art

Kima Enti: ‘Come as You Are’ Art

| 26 February 2014 4:33 pm

Salwa Jebali sat in her vividly-colored living room, facing a small wooden table piled with various bits of jewelry and [...]

Festival to Spotlight Tunisian-Made Films

Festival to Spotlight Tunisian-Made Films

| 11 February 2014 10:02 am

In the midst of political change, Tunisian cinema paints colorful and original pictures of life in Tunisia apart from international [...]

In Letter to Incoming PM, Artists Talk About Tunisia’s Future

In Letter to Incoming PM, Artists Talk About Tunisia’s Future

| 17 January 2014 1:08 pm

In December, Mehdi Jomaa was chosen by political leaders to serve as the country’s caretaker prime minister following the expected [...]

People and Traditions

Martyrs’ Day Remembers Protesters Killed Under French Rule

Martyrs’ Day Remembers Protesters Killed Under French Rule

| 09 April 2014 5:04 pm

Tunisians were protesting long before December 2010. On April 9, 1938, thousands of Tunisians took to the streets of Tunis [...]

Tunisia’s Amazigh Identity: Deeply Embedded, Little Recognized

Tunisia’s Amazigh Identity: Deeply Embedded, Little Recognized

| 18 March 2014 6:04 pm

Late at night on January 26, politicians and onlookers celebrated the final passage of Tunisia’s post-revolutionary constitution, proclaimed as a [...]

Converting to Christianity in Tunisia

Converting to Christianity in Tunisia

| 17 March 2014 10:38 am

The person Yasmine described herself as being before her conversion seems very different from the person who sat in front [...]

How Does Tunisia Celebrate Al Mawlid?

How Does Tunisia Celebrate Al Mawlid?

| 13 January 2014 11:59 am

Q: What is Al Mawlid Al Nabaoui? Al Mawlid Al Nabaoui, commonly just referred to as “Al Mawlid” in colloquial [...]

Lifestyle

Forbidden Ink: Tattoos in Tunisia

Forbidden Ink: Tattoos in Tunisia

| 04 April 2014 2:30 pm

Young Tunisians are not just rebelling in the streets, but in fashion too and with the rise in tattoos, on [...]

In the Heart of the Tunis Medina, a Tale of Two Hammams

In the Heart of the Tunis Medina, a Tale of Two Hammams

| 19 January 2014 10:45 pm

Reed Cooley contributed reporting. Abdel Jelil sits in the barber shop that serves as gateway to his hammam, the warm [...]

Tunisian Recounts Epic Bike Journey to China

Tunisian Recounts Epic Bike Journey to China

| 31 December 2013 10:02 am

Arafet Ben Marzou always rides his bicycle. “It takes less time for me to arrive at my destination than by [...]

The White Sisters: A Catholic Institution as Old as Tunisian Independence

The White Sisters: A Catholic Institution as Old as Tunisian Independence

| 25 December 2013 3:17 pm

“Nuns?” I said in surprise. “You take Tunisian Arabic classes from nuns?” Actually, my friend informed me, he was taking [...]

Entertainment

Seven Tunisian TV Shows Not to be Missed

Seven Tunisian TV Shows Not to be Missed

| 28 February 2014 12:34 pm

Tunisia does not produce a large number of television series, or “musalsalat” in Arabic, but many of those that have [...]

Les Dunes Electroniques: Faces of the Festival

Les Dunes Electroniques: Faces of the Festival

| 24 February 2014 8:10 am

As the sun set over the rolling sands at Les Dunes Electroniques festival, the Star Wars theme blared from a [...]

‘Homemade’ Film, Shot on Cellphone, Premiers in Tunisia

‘Homemade’ Film, Shot on Cellphone, Premiers in Tunisia

| 23 January 2014 12:50 pm

Two new independent Tunisian films premiered Wednesday night, one the product of five years of work and shot using only [...]

In Viral Music Videos, Tunisians Are Clearly ‘Happy’

In Viral Music Videos, Tunisians Are Clearly ‘Happy’

| 14 January 2014 5:43 pm

You might not guess it from the angry protesters in Hay Ettadhamon or the disgruntled National Constituent Assembly members emerging [...]