After a short summer break, we are happy to bring back this monthly informative letter about the vibrant Lebanese experimental and alternative music scene. And as you scroll down, you may find that it is indeed quite intense, both in Lebanon and abroad.
September 9 Wickerpark Music Festival 2017
This unique festival is back with its 7th edition and its strong focus on Lebanon's independent folk and rock scenes. This year's line-up includes 6 live acts: Kinematik; Who Killed Bruce Lee; Alko B; The Bunny Tylers; Hello Psychaleppo; Chyno & Al Rajoul el Hadidi. And two DJs: Roland Ragi & "Irtijal" director Ziad Nawfal!!!
September 14 - 16 Diary Of A Mulberry Tree @ Masrah Al Madina Tony Elieh (electric bass & electronics) performs a live musical score in Nadine About Zaki's debut play combining theater and dance (Jean-Paul Mehansio). Facebook Event: facebook.com/events/1455061581242565/
September 28 - October 13 36 Abbas Street @ Masrah Al Madina A solo piece by Raeda Taha combining theater & story telling, and directed by Zoukak's Junaid Sarieddeen. Music & sound design by Sharif Sehnaoui, with contributions from Ghassan Sahhab & Fadi Tabbal. Facebook Event: facebook.com/events/1875908809402604/
September 13 Postcards Album Launch @ Beirut Open Space Lebanon's celebrated folk-rock quartet launches its latest album "I'll Be Here In The Morning" on Ruptured (see album info below), in Beirut's brand new live space.
September 22 I Am Not A Robot @ Yukunkun The second installment of this high-octane techno DJ night in one of the capital's major underground clubs, featuring the talents of Maria Kassab, Rami Sabbagh and Ziad Nawfal.
September 24 PRAED + Elieh/Moukarzel @ Metro Al Madina Paed Conca & Raed Yassin perform in Beirut before they take off to Russia! Facebook Event: facebook.com/events/133740317239786/
October 1 Munma/Mme Chandelier/Fadi Tabbal @ Metropolis Cinema Ruptured and Metropolis collaborate on this newly commissioned cine-concert for the 1929 classic film "The Woman One Longs For" by Kurtis Bernhardt. Part of the German Film Week.