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Amal Maher to Perform at 58th Carthage Int'l Festival for First Time in Years


Fri 28 Jun 2024 | 08:35 AM
Amal Maher
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Egyptian superstar, Amal Maher will perform live at the 58th edition of the Carthage International Festival (FIC), in Carthage, Tunisia, on August 10.

She is set to present several of her popular and latest songs.

The gig marks Maher's first concert at the festival after years of absence.

The festival, which runs from July 18 to August 17, is one of the most prestigious music festivals in the Arab world. It is also considered an essential station in the lives of many singers Most of the festival’s activities are held inside the antique theater of Carthage.

The theater was restored in the early twentieth century and has a capacity of 7,500 spectators capacity.

Since its founding, the FIC hosted many famous singers such as Jean Michel Jarre, Dalida, James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Saber Rebaï, Kadim Al Sahir, Najwa Karam, Sherine, and Majida El Roumi.

Born on February 19, 1985, Maher began singing as a child by presenting songs by iconic singer Umm Kulthum.

She was discovered at the age of fifteen and enrolled at the Conservatory of Arabic Music to begin her singing career.

The acclaimed singer soon met composer Mohamed Diae, whom she eventually married and became the father of her son, Omar. She filed for divorce a year later.

She recorded her first song in 2006 and received the support of Egyptian music icon Ammar El Sherei, who she considers to be her spiritual father.

In June 2021, Maher quit music following the death of her close-knit aunt and calling off her engagement, but later on, she backtracked from her decision and presented her first concert in Al-Alamein on July 29, 2022.