Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lebanon Festivals 2011

So, the summer is nearly here and the Lebanon Festivals are publishing their programs for 2011:

The Byblos International Festival from 18 June to 23 July:
28 June - 30 July: Don Quixote (Play by Marwan, Ghadi and Oussama Rahbani)
5 July: MOBY (Electronic Music)
6-7 July: SCORPIONS (Rock band)
9 July: Florent Pagny (best selling French artist)
12 July: Jamie Cullum (Pianist, crooner, showman)
16 July: Thirty Seconds to Mars (Alternative Rock band)
20 July: Amadou et Mariam (best selling act from Africa)
23 July: Les Mysteres Lyriques (playful and interactive introduction to Opera)

Beiteddine festival from June 24 to August 5th, 2011:
24-25 June « Sabah », a musical comedy
8 July Roberto Alagna, ténor Franco-Italian
15 -16 July Kazem al-Saher, Arabic singer
19 July George Benson, R&B and Guitarist
22 July « Babel » of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, contemporary dance show
27 July Ibrahim Maalouf Quintet, électro beats, rock, jazz and oriental melody
30 July « Stabat Mater », "chant choral de la liturgie byzantine, les maqâms, incantations soufies et transes des derviches tourneurs dans un hommage chrétien et musulman à la Vierge Marie"
4 August Farida, « La voix de la Mésopotamie », traditional Iraqi mâqam

The Tyre Festival from 1-18 July:
Flying Tzars, July 1-3
Lebanese Spoken Language Poetry, July 9
Abdallah Al Ruwaished, July 10
Pan Arab Poetry night, July 16
Amir Yazbeck, July 17
Assi El Hellani, July 18

The 19th Al Bustan Festival will take place from 21 February to 25 March, 2012. The theme of the Festival will be: The Music of Latin America.

The Baalbeck international festival program 2011 will be announced soon.

For more info, links to festivals:
Byblos Festival: http://www.byblosfestival.org
Beiteddine Festival: http://www.beiteddine.org
Baalbeck Festival: http://www.baalbeck.org.lb
Al Bustan Festival: http://www.albustanfestival.com
Tyre Festival: http://tyrefestival.com

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