Beirut

US indie/folk band. Formed 2006
Beirut
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2006
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Beirut

Beirut Biography (Wikipedia)

Beirut is an American band which was originally the solo musical project of Santa Fe native Zach Condon, and later expanded into a band. Beirut's music combines elements of indie-rock and world music. The band's first performances were in New York, in May 2006, to support the release of their debut album, Gulag Orkestar. Despite their name, Beirut had never performed in Lebanon until they appeared at the Byblos International Festival in August 2014.

Here is an explanation of the band's name by Condon: “One of the reasons I named the band after that city was the fact that it’s seen a lot of conflict. It’s not a political position. I worried about that from the beginning. But it was such a catchy name. I mean, if things go down that are truly horrible, I’ll change it. But not now. It’s still a good analogy for my music. I haven’t been to Beirut, but I imagine it as this chic urban city surrounded by the ancient Christian and Muslim worlds. The place where things collide”.

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Beirut Tracks

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Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
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Perth (6 Music Session, 25 Sep 2015)
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Perth (6 Music Session, 25 Sep 2015)
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August Holland
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August Holland
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Postcards From Italy
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Postcards From Italy
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Scenic World
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Scenic World
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No No No
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No No No
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Gibraltar
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Gibraltar
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(No No No (6 Music Session, 25 Sep 2015)
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(No No No (6 Music Session, 25 Sep 2015)
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The Rip Tide
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The Rip Tide
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Port Of Call
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Port Of Call
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The Akara
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The Akara
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Elephant Gun
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Elephant Gun
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Past BBC Events

6 Music Festival: 2016
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eq6c8g
Bristol
2016-02-12T18:42:25
12
Feb
2016

6 Music Festival: 2016

17:00
Bristol
6 Music at Green Man
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e5dwrz
Black Mountains, Wales
2014-08-14T18:42:25
14
Aug
2014

6 Music at Green Man

Black Mountains, Wales

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