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)