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Category: Lebanon

Thursday, December 5th

serendipity

Last night I bumped into these tracks, by a duo based in Beirut, on the radio (Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan [WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio Stream]). One-word review: Wow!

Two or the Dragon, “Prelude for the Triumphant Man,” 2017

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, October 14th

Why not start the week with a trip to Beirut?

Habibi Funk (DJ), live, Beirut, 2017

 

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Remember record stores?

One of the strongest collections of Middle Eastern records in the world, Chico Records has been in business since 1964, surviving the country’s brutal Civil War and seismic regional unrest to become a destination for local and international collectors alike.

Wednesday, March 29th

more

Yasmine Hamdan, “Beirut,” 2014


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lagniappe

reading table

No Romance sold unto
Could so enthrall a Man –
As the perusal of
His Individual One –

‘Tis Fiction’s – to dilute to plausibility
Our – Novel. When ’tis small eno’
To credit – ‘Tis’nt true –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 590 (Franklin)

Monday, March 27th

sounds of Lebanon

Yasmine Hamdan, “Galbi,” live, London, 2015

 

Thursday, August 4th

sounds of Egypt and Lebanon

Maryam Saleh (Egypt) & Zeid Hamdan (Lebanon),  “Eslahat” (or “Esla7at”), live, Beirut, 2014

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