Our Musicians Support Program was launched with the aim of providing Lebanon-based musicians and parts of the music community with both immediate and long-term career support.
A committee of local and international professionals - Yasmine Hamdan, Khyam Allamani, Tarek Yamani, Alexandra Archetti Stølen, Racha Salah and Soudabeh Kia - made a gender-balanced and genre-diverse selection from the applicants based on the artistic strengths of the musicians’ previous work.
After thoroughly reviewing over 100 applications, selected 20 artists to participate. There was a lot of talent to choose from, which made it both exciting and challenging.
The list of the selected artists includes: Aya Metwalli, Bonne Chose, Dani Shokri, Elyse Tabet, Jaafar Touffar, Jad Atoui, Jana Semaan & Scarlett Saad, Khaled Omran, Khodor Ellaik, Kinematik, KŌZŌ 構造, Liliane Chlela, Marie Abou Khaled, Perla Joe Malouly, Rust, Samah Boulmouna, Sandy Chamoun,Sarah Kaskas, Serge Yared, and Yara Asmar.
The artists are already at work on the tracks and we cannot wait to share the compilation album of their works in the spring, so keep an eye out for more updates.
Beirut and Beyond’s Musicians Support Program was created in collaboration with musician/composer Khyam Allami and is funded by the Norwegian Embassy in Beirut, and the Beirut-focused fundraisers organized by Oslo World, Theatre de la Ville and SACEM France.