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Fête De La Musique 2014 Tonight!

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The 2014 edition of La Fête De La Musique is taking place today from 06:00 pm until 02:00 am. I think I might pass by Martyrs Square and check out the local and regional bands that are playing. Here’s the full schedule:

Thermes Romains:
Sur la magnifique scène des Thermes romains, les sons pop et folk des groupes libanais viendront se mêler aux ballades entraînantes et électro des parisiens d’Exsonvaldes avant de laisser place aux rythmes endiablés du Brésil.
20h15 – 20h45 Sandmoon (indie pop folk)
20h55 – 21h25 Oak (folk rock)
21h35 – 22h05 Safar (pop, jazz)
22h15 – 23h10 Exsonvaldes (rock, électro)
23h20 – 23h50 Semitic Genetic (rock, électro)
00h00 – 00h30 Segundo Bloco (samba funk percussions brésiliennes)

Beirut Souks
20h00 – 20h30 Valiant Sheep (Rock)
20h40 – 21h10 Butterfly (Rock)
21h20 – 22h00 The Coolcumbers (Rock alternatif)
22h10 – 22h40 Albatross (Reprises Pink Floyd)
22h50 – 23h30 Epic (Rock)
23h40 – 00h10 April Band (Rock, métal)
00h20 – 00h50 In Sanity Q (Rock)
01h00 – 01h30 Rebellion (Rock, métal)

Beirut Souks /Zara
19h00 – 19h30 Audysea (folk, pop)
19h40 – 20h10 Camille & Lory (rock acoustique)
20h20 – 20h50 Gilbert Simon (rock)
21h00 – 21h20 Jebebara (percussions)
21h30 – 21h55 Rocketeers (Hip Hop)
22h05 – 22h30 Mustafa Slameur (slam)
22h40 – 23h05 Karim – Le libre.K (Hip Hop)
23h15 – 23h40 7Ta2at (Hip Hop)

Martyrs Square
19h40 – 20h10 Khebez Dawle (Post Rock)
20h20 – 20h50 Loopstache (Electro Indie Pop)
21h00 – 21h30 Wetrobots Ft. Bosaina (Indie Rock)
21h45 – 22h15 Pindoll (Post – Jazz Rock)
22h30 – 23h15 Wanton Bishops (Indie Blues Rock)
23h30 – 00h00 Empty Yard Experiment (Progressive rock)
00h15 – 00h45 Zahed Sultan (Electronic Alternative)

Uruguay Street – Samir Kassir Garden
A l’ombre de Samir Kassir, le blues, le jazz et le funk berceront les amateurs férus de swing. Une succession de groupes libanais viendra rendre hommage aux plus célèbres compositeurs et présentera des compositions originales tout au long de la soirée.
19h00 – 19h30 Ada & Georgy (Indie Rock)
19h40 – 20h10 Chris Thomas (Blues)
20h20 – 20h50 MoodBells (Blues)
21h00 – 21h30 Funky Blues Brothers (Blues)
21h40 – 22h10 Guru (Blues, funk)
22h20 – 22h50 Nachaz (Blues, rock)
23h00 – 23h30 Slow Train (Blues, rock)
23h40 – 00h10 Afrobeat Collective (Fusion, percussions)
00h20 – 00h50 Ruby Road (Blues, rock, jazz)
01h00 – 01h30 KMKL (Rock, blues, reggae)

Zaitunay Bay
18h00 – 18h30 Adrien (variété)
18h40 – 19h10 Rand (pop)
19h20 – 19h50 Al Kamandjati & Beit Atfal Assoumoud (oriental)
20h00 – 20h30 Maya Hobeika (oriental)
20h40 – 21h20 Lara Eidi (folk, rock, blues)
21h30 – 21h45 Dave Zak (percussions)
21h55 – 22h10 Never Solo (violon électrique)
22h15 – 23h15 Amadeus (Quatuor électrique)
23h25 – 00h00 Meen (rock libanais)

La Scène THE BASEMENT
ROOFTOP DE L’USINE SLEEP COMFORT – Karantina, rue de la mer, derrière vanlian
De 22h à 5h
DJ ESTEPHE (Suisse)
ETYEN (Live)
KELLY HR (Subliminal)
HITCH
DJOKER
DJ MOUDY
VANCLOD JANDAM
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JADE

Because I’m Habli

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I don’t mind taking a selfie or two in an event or a cool place but this whole selfie mania in Lebanon and the whole world is becoming quite annoying. It’s like people don’t know how to take proper pictures anymore. Speaking of Hebel, someone once asked me if I could take him a selfie.

Ellie Goulding Live At Biel On July 23

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I think I kept listening to “Lights” for a whole month once it came out and I still listen to it every now and then. I also like “Burn” and “I Know You Care” and of course “I Need your love” with Calvin Harris.

I am glad MIX FM are bringing her to Beirut as the lineup of foreign artists coming this summer to Lebanon kinda sucks. So far I am seriously considering going to Ellie Goulding and Stromae.

You can get tickets for Goulding [Here].

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AUB Outdoors 2014

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Ever since I was an AUB student, I enjoyed going to the AUB outdoors as it’s a lot of fun and it’s great walking around the AUB campus and meeting with your old buddies. This year’s theme is “Take me to New York” and looks like a lot of fun. There’s Nemr Abou Nassar, Comedy Night, VRL live, my good friend Gino hosting the event and Who Killed Bruce Lee and Meen entertaining the crowds with their awesome music.

AUB Outdoors are taking place on May 24th and 25th from 10 Am to 10 PM. Check out more details [Here].

Save The Music – Save The Cedars

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3000 years is the first track ever created using a rhythm extracted from inside a Lebanese cedar tree. This track is the focal point of the “Save The Music – Save The Cedars” campaign whereas you will be donating to preserving the Cedars every time you download the track.

I think it’s a really cool idea and the part I heard of the track sounds great but you need to have PayPal to download it, which doesn’t make sense as we don’t have PayPal in Lebanon.

Red Bull BC One Lebanon Cypher 2014

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Red Bull BC One is an annual international B-Boy competition where candidates compete in one-on-one dancing battles. We have a lot of talented dancers in Lebanon yet only one of them will be crowned winner tomorrow and get to represent Lebanon at the Middle East & Africa Final held in Algeria.

I am probably going to attend so stay posted, if you are interested of course, as I will share pictures and videos on my Instagram. If you have time, drop by as it’s a lot of fun!

Here’s a video of the Red Bull BC One finale last year:

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And one taken on the Saint Nicolas stairs in Achrafieh.

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My Top 5 FIFA World Cup Songs

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The official song for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is out and it’s a horrible one. I can’t believe they picked Pitbull for such a song. Looking back at the old world cup songs, whether official or not, the “Carnival de Paris” is by far my favorite one.

You can check it out below:

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The other four World cup songs that I like are:
2- Shakira – Waka Waka
3- La Copa De La Vida – Ricky Martin
4- Los Ramblers – El Rock Del Mundial
5- K’NAAN – Wavin’ Flag