Beirut & Beyond is a yearly music festival in partnership with Oslo World Music Festival. The festival is an collaboration between local promoters and Oslo World Music Festival, with the intention to strengthen cultural exchange, cultural diversity and celebrate freedom of speech.
When Beirut & Beyond is held for the fourth time in December (from the 4rd until the 7th), debates, lectures and countless concerts will point the limelight at new, independent music from Lebanon and its surroundings. Four representatives from this scene performs during this year’s Oslo World, in addition to touring Europe. Although their expressions are different, their music argues for the necessity of Arab culture in a globalized world.
The following artists performs at Kulturkirken Jakob Saturday 5 November :