Category Archives: Music

We Should All Go To Watch Mashrou’ Leila In Zouk Mikael Tomorrow Night

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CULTURE_MashrouLeila_IrmakTaner_WEB Picture taken by Ralph Haddad

I was never a big fan of Mashrou’ Leila and I got really pissed off when they cancelled their opening act for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but I totally condemn the attempts to stop the band from performing in Zouk Mikael and the disrespectful comments that emerged in the past few days. I have no idea who Fouad el Adem is, but neither him nor anyone have the right to stop the band from performing because their lead singer is homosexual. If they don’t like the band, they can easily stay home and boycott the event, but there’s no need to spread hate and spoil the town’s festival.

The posts that emerged are quite shameful and even though the first post was apparently deleted, and Adem clarified today that he never intended to block any roads or do any demonstrations to stop the band from performing, that didn’t stop him from making a very lame gay joke. I don’t even know where to start with these comments. All I have to say is that Mashrou3 Leila is a band and that music is an art that is appreciated for what it is, not based on the artist’s sexual orientation.

We need people in charge to fight homophobia not encourage it, and the only way our society will evolve is by accepting each other. On a last note, and since most of those who are against the band referred to the Church and to religious terms to attack the organizers and Mashrou3 Leila, I ask them to read what Pope Francis said about LGBT and how the Church must accept them with respect and compassion.

This being said, I am going now to buy tickets for the Mashrou’ Leila act if they are still available and attend tomorrow and I am sure the Zouk Roman amphitheater will be packed and the Light FM 25 Years concert will be a complete success!

See you all there!

PS: You can buy the tickets [Here].

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Movie + Pictures: Massive Attack Show Support For Syrian Refugees & Palestinians in Gaza During Byblos Concert

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via Glamroz

Here are some of the supporting messages (with a couple of spelling mistakes) that were shown during Massive Attack’s concert at the Byblos International Festival.

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Pictures via BlogOfTheBoss

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I have no idea what they meant with the below picture as I didn’t see the end of it in the video or anywhere else.

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Update: Here’s the rest of that picture.

mass Thanks Ghiwa

Shakira Singing (Badly) a Fayrouz Song

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[YouTube] Start watching at Minute 10:30

MTV, Annahar and a couple of other news portals reported that Shakira shared this video but I only found it on some unofficial Facebook group. What caught my attention is that she was singing “A3tini Al Naya” for Fairouz which is a song that is taught in most Lebanese schools. I wonder who taught her that song because it’s a very bad song for belly dancing lol!

Live Love Lebanon: Dans Mon Pays Que J’aime Tant, Il y a Pappaz et Silicon

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[YouTube]

HAHAHA!

Here are the lyrics:

Dans mon pays que j’aime tant
A Jal el Dib
y a plus de pont

Dans mon pays que j’aime tant
Au City Mall
y a plein de ponts

Dans mon pays
Il ya des gens
qui roulent trop vite
out trop doucement

Dans mon pays que j’aime tant
Il ya pappaz et silicon

Dans mon pays
y a de l’Embouteillage
Du Centre ville lal casino

Dans mon pays que j’aime tant
A Jal el Dib
y a plus de pont

Cool Lineup At The Summer Misk Festival

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Goran bregovic with his band wedding and Funeral

Gypsy music maestro Goran Bregovic, Salsa and Latin jazz master Yuri Buenaventura and Global House Sensation John Martin are performing at BeitMisk on July 10,11 and 12.

I unfortunately can’t make it to John Martin’s concert but I got tickets to Yuri Buenaventura and I am looking forward to it. Even though I don’t listen to jazz that often, I love live performances.

Here’s the [full schedule] for the Summer Misk festival.