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 along the Mediterranean’s eastern bank lacked the infrastructure to harvest the fruits of this artistic moment. This is the reason why Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival was founded in 2013, in partnership with our music festival.
During Beirut & Beyond, each year, debates, lectures and countless concerts point the limelight at new, independent music from Lebanon and its surroundings. Although their expressions are different, their music argues for the necessity of Arab culture in a globalized world.
Read more about Beirut & Beyond here.
Read more about last year’s festival here.