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Kinematik (LB)

Transgressive instrumental rock.
In Kinematik, each member is a module in a machine. “True creativity comes from restricting yourself,” explains the quartet. It’s an approach to composition that drives almost all hypnotic […] More >

The Great Departed (LB)

Satirical hymns.
Protest songs are likely to have existed as long as the civilizations. As long as there are tyrants, it will feel necessary to grab a nearby instrument and sing […] More >

Love & Revenge (LB)

«Oriental» hiphop beats.
“For a person who has never seen the Orient, a lotus is still a lotus; for me it is only some kind of onion”. This is the disappointment French […] More >

Beirut & Beyond

The Middle East’s music festival
A blast wave of creativity arose in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, similar to how a thousand pink cherry blossoms tend to pop up overnight. However, the nations […] More >

The Soundtrack of a nation

- seminar at the Nobel Peace Centre
The theme for this year’s festival is Soundtrack of a nation. We believe that music says something about who we are and where we come from. In a world […] More >

Alif Ensemble (LB/PS/EG/IQ)

- Beirut & Beyond!
Alif Ensemble is a very fortunate result of inventive young artists meeting up, exchanging ideas and founded a pan-Arab musical collective. The five members hail from Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, […] More >