Soul sensation

On April 12th, get ready to be enchanted by the new voice of soul music. Jalen N’Gonda will perform at Gardenstate for this year’s third concert produced by Light Fm Productions in collaboration with Beirut Jam Sessions. We got to chat with the star on the rise about his life in Liverpool, songwriting, his sixties …

Meet 8 brilliant Lebanese

Meet 8 brilliant Lebanese

Congratulations to the 8 young Lebanese innovators, artists and entrepreneurs who made it in this year’s Forbes 30 under 30! You make us proud.
Meet here Nicolas Zaatar, Hussein Bazaza, Mark Chahwan, Jad Sayegh, Jawad Farès, Ray Dargham, Ève Tamraz Najjar and Élissa Freiha.

“Many in the list are scattered across the globe as they strive to prove their mettle in countries far from home. With such diverse areas of expertise, these innovators are transforming the rules of business.”

 

 

Femmes de mon pays

Femmes de mon pays

“Femmes de mon pays,
une même lumière durcit vos corps,
une même ombre le repose ;
doucement élégiaques en vos métamorphoses.
Une même souffrance gerce vos lèvres,
et vos yeux sont sertis par un unique orfèvre.
Vous,
qui rassurez la montagne,
qui faites croire à l’homme qu’il est homme,
à la cendre qu’elle est fertile,
au paysage qu’il est immuable.
Femmes de mon pays,
vous, qui dans le chaos retrouvez le durable.”
Nadia Tuéni (1935-1983)

A l’occasion de la Journée Internationale de la Femme, L’Orient Le Jour nous propose le portrait de 8 femmes qui ont forgé le Liban.

A lire ici.

 

 

Animated music video

Check out the beautiful work of Beirut based motion design and animation studio, Tic Motion, set up by partners Pamela Farhat and Michel Doumit. A music video for the song “Flowers will rot” created, directed and produced along with Director/animator Pablo Lozano for Kuwaiti singer/songwriter Tamara Qaddoumi.

Adam Naas live in Beirut

On March 1st, expect some magic at GardenState as Adam Naas takes the stage for the first time in Beirut. Light FM productions in collaboration with Beirut Jam Sessions are at it again, they promised and they delivered! Their second live act this year is the french singer songwriter sensation Adam Naas. Check out our interview with him below. More info …

Lebanon shortlisted for the Oscars

Lebanon shortlisted for the Oscars

Ziad Doueiri’s “The Insult” reviewed in the New York Times.

“There is something undeniably exhilarating about the film’s honest assessment of the never-ending conflict between decency and cruelty that rages in every nation, neighborhood and heart.”

The movie has made it into the final nine films shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination in the foreign language category. A first in the history of Lebanese cinema. The five selected as nominees will be announced on Jan. 23. 2018

 

Anthony Bourdain loves Beirut

Anthony Bourdain loves Beirut

“Everybody should come here. Everyone should see how complicated, how deeply troubled, and yet at the same time beautiful and awesome the world can be [..] In spite of everything, I love it here.”
Watch Anthony Bourdain’s videos from the field as he discovers Beirut, its food, its people.

 

Koullouna!

Koullouna!

For all those who live abroad, here’s a little something to stay connected with Lebanon!

Koullouna is a monthly subscription box filled with Lebanese products, a taste of home delivered right at your door. Through small donations, the subscription will also be a way to support local initiatives that have a positive impact on the country.
Experience Lebanon in a box! Bravo Marielle and your team, what a great concept.
If you wish to contribute and get your own awesome -home away from home- box, here is the link to their crowdfunding campaign.

 

Rally Dakar Lebanon

Rally Dakar Lebanon

For the first time, the legendary Dakar Rally will feature a Lebanese team!! Jad Comair and Antoine Iskandar are going to participate in this race in January 2018.
Follow the Rally Dakar Lebanon Team and be part of their #BeTheDrive national charity campaign by helping them raise funds for Anta Akhi, an NGO that helps adults who suffer from physical and mental disabilities.
The Lebanese Flag will be waving from Lima (Peru) to Cordoba (Argentina)!

Watch the video of their campaign here.