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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 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.

When Beirut & Beyond is held for the fourth time in December, debates, lectures and countless concerts will point the limelight at new, independent music from Lebanon and its surroundings. Four representatives from this scene perform during this year’s Oslo World Music Festival, 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 will be a part of this year’s line up in Kulturkirken Jakob Saturday November 5th:
Youmna Saba
Bu Kolthoum 
Bei Ru

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