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Multidisciplinary queer artist Khansa reveals the incredible diversity and constant renovation of Beirut's edgy music scene.

Beirut has long been considered one of the brightest lights of the Middle East. Once famous for artists such as the cult singer Fairuz, the city is now remarkably prosperous music-wise.

Presenter Khansa, a multidisciplinary queer artist, faces Beirut traffic to seek out some of its most interesting musicians, including Yasmine Hamdan, Zeid Hamdan, The Great Departed and Liliane Chlela. They reveal incredible diversity and prove the constant renovation of a scene known for its edgy creators.

From Khansa’s investigation, we find out that pop music, traditional Lebanese song writing and experimental artists are sharing the same spaces and delivering exciting music to the local audience.

(Photo: Yasmine Hamdan. Credit: Rodrigo Pinto)

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53 minutes

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Sun 18 Feb 2018 20:06GMT

Music Played

  • Khansa & Mo Zahzah

    Khayef (Reversion of Mohmad Abdel-Wahab's Khayf Akoul li fi Qalbi)

  • Khansa

    Qessat Al Ams (Reversion of Umm Kulthum song)

  • The Great Departed

    La Bombe

  • St. Baghdadi's Celebrations

  • Zeid Hamdan


  • Flot Hal Slah W Rtah

  • Iza W Law

  • Charif Megarbane/Cosmic Analog Ensemble

    Muhadatha 1

  • En Faction feat. Medline

  • Charif Megarbane/Cz101

    Si Tot Pour Un Sitar

  • Charif Megarbane/Trans-Mara Express

    The Movement of the Crane

  • Yasmine Hamdan


  • Balad

  • Douss

  • Deny

  • The Butcher's Bride (Hamed Sinno and Liliane Chlela)

    Track 7 (As yet unreleased)

  • Kinematic


  • HHX-live

  • Gurumiran

    The Man Who Sold El Dunya (Reversion of David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World)

  • Hingala

  • Sweet Lord


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  • Sun 18 Feb 2018 20:06GMT

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