Category Archives: Music

Hiba Tawaji Explains Why She Participated In The Voice France

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PS: In case the original link to Hiba’s performance is broken, here’s another one. [Hiba Tawaji At The Voice France]

When I first heard that Hiba Tawaji was participating in the Voice France, I was also surprised and did post that she doesn’t need to go to such a talent show with random judges to prove herself, but that I will be supporting her if she does. Hiba sees the Voice as an opportunity for her to prove herself in Europe and worldwide and she might be right. She wants to be there and we should support her not bash her now that she’s competing against other talents, and trust me not all of them are amateurs. (Check Battista Acquaviva for example).

Keep in mind that while Hiba is known in Lebanon and few Arab countries, most people outside have no idea who the hell that girl is. The worldwide exposure and acclaim she got from these few minutes on-stage in France is more than she could have ever achieved maybe and this is a big deal for every artist or singer. Moreover, I am pretty sure she’s not the first professional to compete in the Voice; After all, it’s a win-win situation for TF1 who’s getting viewers from around the world now and for the candidate who’s gaining exposure to new markets.

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Internationally-acclaimed DJ Jamie Jones At O1NE Beirut This Saturday!

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Jamie Jones was awarded the 2014 Best Deep House DJ and is ranked #12 on [ResidentAdvisor]. He performed at Burning man, Glastonbury Tomorroworld last year, he’s been hosting his own parties at Ibiza’s DC10 nightclub recently and he’s coming to Beirut this Saturday to play at the amazing O1NE venue in Beirut!

Check out his beats on [SoundCloud] and here’s a link to the O1NE [event].

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My Contribution To Themakeover.me: Venues That Play The Best Music In Beirut

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I was asked by Kotex to write a couple of guest blogs for their blog (themakeover.me), which is a website addressed to girls where they post articles related to Fashion, Entertainment, Dating and Relationships, Wellness and Personal Makeover. I laughed when I first read the email but then I thought I’d go for it as it sounds fun and different. Moreover, the topics were similar to what I usually post about so why wouldn’t I do it?

My first article is about the venues that play the best music in Beirut. As you all know, Beirut is all about music. Whether you like Jazz, hip-hop, trance, underground, old traditional Arabic, Rock, Pop, live shows and bands, French or any other genre, you will easily find venues in Beirut that cater to your taste. Check them out [Here].

Music 4 Sara El Khatib – The Coldplay Covers Edition

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Sara el Khatib may have lost her fight with cancer but she remains an inspiration to many specially after her brave Tedxtalk. Sara is still inspiring many and a group of artists are organizing a concert in her memory and to raise funds for children with cancer.

The concert is taking place on December 26 at the Forum De Beyrouth starting 7:30pm. You can find below all the details and book your tickets [Here].

MUSIC 4 SARA – THE COLDPLAY COVERS EDITION

Sara is more than just a 22 year old pharmacy graduate, she’s inspired so many, so we’ve come together, family and friends, organizers, promoters, musicians, DJs to give you a special place and time to celebrate this strong, will powered, Coldplay fan, happy, amazing Sara!

Date: December 26th, 2014
Location: Forum de Beyrouth

A documentary of Sara’s life by Clouds will be screened at 7:00 PM.

Hitting the stage at 7:30 PM with their own songs and covers of Coldplay:
WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE
SAFAR
BANANA ELEPHANT
BUTTERFLY with Tanya Rizkala & Mario Agostine from EPIC + Ralph Asfour

(not in order)

Followed on the decks by:
VANCLOD JANDAM
INSE(K)T
IMADJ

(not in order)

This concert will be hosted by:
OLGA HABRE
RABIH SALLOUM
TARA JANE

All funds will go to the Treatment of Children with Cancer.

Hiba Tawaji Doesn’t Need To Go To The Voice

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Hiba is a very talented singer but I don’t know if it’s good idea to take part in the Voice, specially after what happened with Aline Lahoud and Anthony Touma. The judges are very random and she might lose out because of that, not because she’s not talented enough.

Anyway, that doesn’t mean that I am not excited about her participation and I will be encouraging her all the way till the end.

Hiba