So they pressured Mashrou3 Leila to drop their opening act but went(or probably sent one of their supporters) to the concert to protest? I am not sure the guy is a BDS fan or member but it sure looks like one.
And if you find a local talented, yet unknown to the world, band ditching an opportunity like the one presented to you, let me know please.
I was told they received threats from BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) and other groups since RHCP will be performing in Tel Aviv in a week time, but I’ve come to know that’s not the way BDS operates, regardless of whether I agree with what they do or not (I am totally against such groups just for the record). This being said, I understand that they have the freedom to decide on whether they will open for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers or not but I also believe Mashrou3 Leila fans deserve an explanation from the group.
All in all, I won’t bother explaining once again why cultural terrorism is bad and can only harm Lebanon and the Lebanese. If anything and I agree with Liliane here, “Mashrou3 Leila should go and open and sing for Palestine in that same concert, for those who believe Art is political”.
Roswell is a Lebanese Alternative/Rock band located in Beirut-Lebanon.The band started in 2005,the first album “Reflections” was released in 2006.Second Album “Out Of Reach” is now available at all Virgin Megastores branches.
I honestly haven’t heard about Roswell until now. I think that video clip is very nicely done and the song is not bad at all. Members of the band are all Lebanese, Ghaith (Vocals/Rhythm Guitars), Fadi (Lead Guitars) and Ahmad (Drums). If you want to know more about them, check out their Facebook Group [Here].
NRJ Lebanon posted the below message yesterday on their [Facebook page]:
Due to unforeseeable circumstances, regrettably Sean Paul will not be performing as planned on Aug 25 at the Edde Sands Beach Resort. Sean Paul sends his deepest apologies to his fans and will look to reschedule his trip to Lebanon in the future. GET YOUR TICKET REFUNDED STARTING WEDNESDAY 29TH FROM ANY VIRGIN BRANCH
I heard rumors that RHCP might cancel their upcoming concert in Lebanon but nothing’s confirmed yet. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing on September 6th at Beirut Waterfront. [Event]
The concert I am looking forward to attend is Keane on October 13 at the Forum de Beyrouth. To know more about the concert and buy tickets, click [Here].
The “Live Achrafiehâ€ festival was launched back in 2010 and every edition since then has been drawing more crowds. The festival starts in the afternoon with a childrenâ€™s fair, filled with multicolor folkloric parade, games, face painting, animation, and endless childrens activities. Then as the sun sets down, Sassine Square transforms into a music festival.
The good thing about this festival is that it features famous singers, Najwa Karam this year, is very well organized and is open for all to attend.
You can check out more about the festival and Achrafieh as a whole on [LiveAchrafieh.com].