2021 Baalbeck festival to highlight Lebanon’s indie music community in streamed concert

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The pre-recorded show was shot amid the historical Roman ruins

The past and future of Beirut’s cultural scene are set to come together in a special performance from the Baalbeck International Festival this weekend.

Set to be streamed on the event’s YouTube and Facebook channels on Friday from 5.45pm GMT (8.45pm EEST and 9.45pm GST) #ShineOnLebanon will feature 10 indie music artists performing pre-recorded sets amid several Roman archaeological sites across the Beqaa Valley.

Locations include the Temple of Venus, the Stone of the Pregnant Woman, the Basilique Civique and the Niha Temples.

Taking the stage are a new generation of artists representing Lebanon’s indie music scene, including Blu Fiefer, Postcards and Makram Aboul Hosn Quintet.

For the eyes and ears

As the annual festival was cancelled for the second year running, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the Baalbeck International Festival has migrated online, once again, to stream a concert amid majestic settings.

In 2020, the festival produced the epic Sound of Resilience concert.

Performed without an audience in front of the Temple of Bacchus, the lavish affair featured the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, the choirs of the country’s Antonine University and Notre Dame University-Louaize, and the group, Qolo Atiqo.

In addition to nationalistic works by the Rahbani Brothers and Fairouz, the programme also included works by classical musicians Beethoven and Verdi.

This week’s #ShineOnLebanon concert is all about laying the seeds for the future.

“This initiative aims to offer a platform and visibility to the vibrant local music scene, encouraging Lebanese musicians, singers and composers to showcase their talent and creativity,” read the festival statement.

Source: https://www.thenationalnews.com/arts-culture/music/2021/07/05/2021-baalbeck-festival-to-highlight-lebanons-indie-music-community-in-streamed-concert/

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