Fete de la musique 2009 Photos

As I posted earlier, La Fete De La Musique was set on Sunday June 21st. I didn’t attend the event in its previous versions, so this was my first time, and I’m definitely going again next year!

I went to Gemmayze, Downtown, Samir Kassir, and finally ended it Hamra. The whole experience was really great, no matter what your music choice is, you could have enjoyed it at one of the set places. I was mostly excited to see Machrou’ Leila playing in Downtown but for some reason I missed it!

Anyway, I’ll leave you with some of the photos I took during the evening, they’re all clickable.

Gemmayze

I got to Gemmayze at around 8:30PM, they were playing nice old Arabic music.

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Downtown

Moving to The Martyr’s square, in the photos below you can see a band named “Ashekman” (echappement), made up of a twin of brothers, it was all about rap and hip hop there.

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Samir Kassir

I really don’t know what kind of music was playing at Samir Kassir statue, but it was really nice! It was too crowded there for me to get a nice photo, all I got is this!

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Hamra

Hamra street was for alternative rock lovers, I watched two bands and the music was once again, nice!

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See you next year! ;)

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I need your help!

Dear readers,

I am currently working on my final project for one of my MBA courses (Contemporary Management), and the subject is “Talent Management”.

To fulfill the project requirements, I am requested to get at least 100 person to fill a questionnaire I prepared about talent management on this link.

Filling out the survey will take less than 5 minutes, and I would really appreciate your help! :)

P.S: You shuld be working in the Lebanese market.

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Weapon of mass distraction

Someday I will probably crash my car because of Ellina Lingerie, they keep on posting highly distracting billboards for me!

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I used to see the above billboard everytime I went to the mountains passing by Arayya, on one of the hard right turns. Last weekend I noticed they replaced it with the one below advising me to keep my eyes on the road. But what can I do if I can’t keep my eyes off you Ellina??!!!

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Seriously, it’s a weapon of mass distraction! :P

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Fete de la musique program

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Fete de la musique will take place this Sunday 21st of June starting 8pm, in Beirut in the following location. You may also check the event’s page on Facebook.

PLACE DES MARTYRS:
20h00 Limelight (Rock)
20h40 Khat Ahmar (Arabic Hip Hop)
21h35 Katibe 5 (Arabic Hip Hop)
22h05 Malikah (Arabic Hip Hop)
22h45 Anne (Rock)
23h30 Arcane (Rock)
00h20 The Kordz (Rock)
01h10 DJ Lethal Skillz (Scratch / Hip hop)

JARDIN SAMIR KASSIR:
21h00 The Narcissist (Dubai / Hip hop)
10h45 Sandmoon (Folk)
23h20 Sylvain Nassar (Rock)
23h55 The Incompetents (Folk / Indie)
00h50 I-Voice (Arabic Hip Hop)

THERMES ROMAINS:
20h00 Bayat (Oriental)
20h40 Champlain (Chanson française)
21h15 Elias Diez (Rock français)
21h50 Karimbo Mixity (Rap)
22h25 The New Government (Rock)
23h15 Mashrou’Leila (Pop rock)
00h00 Fareeq el Utrush (Arabic hip hop)

GEMMAYZE (escalier St Nicolas):
20h00 Toni Bayeh (Oriental)
20h35 Cristobal (Indy-folk)
21h15 Youmna Saba (Lebanese Folk)
21h50 ShaBa wa l Kaylou tafaha (Comic critic)
22h05 Omarz & Grandsunn (Hip hop)
22h35 J-Electric (Funk / Jazz)
23h30 Meen (Lebanese rock)
00h20 Arnab (Live Drum n’bass)

DOME:
21h – TRIX – DJ SET – DEEP HOUSE
22h – CHARLY SHAWLLPORN – LIVE – MINIMAL
22h30 – STEPHANIE MERCHAK – LIVE – ELECTRO TECHNO
23h – TRASH INC. – LIVE – ELECTRO BREAKS
23h30 – ASPRO (FRANCE) – LIVE – DEEP HOUSE
00h – JADE & DIAMOND SETTER – DJ SET – MINIMAL / TECH-HOUSE
01h – AAA – DJ SET – TECH-HOUSE / DUBSTEP
02h – JAY K – DJ SET – TECHNO
03h – FADY ASWAD – DJ SET – TECHNO
04h – E.L.I & RABI-H – DJ SET – TECHNO

Visuals by KAMA (ITALY) – LA MIRZA – MOSIG – LABO & STRONGSKY

HAMRA (Next to Fransabank):
20h00 Nahna El Nas (oriental)
20h40 L’Fahrass (Arabic hip hop)
21h00 7 Ta2at (Arabic hip hop)
20h20 Bicro-phone (Arabic hip hop)
20h45 Plugged (Alternative rock)
21h25 The Crave (Alternative rock)
22h05 José González (Flamenco)
22h55 Sphere (Rock)
23h35 Vibrations (60’s rock)

Via Independence 05 blog.

If you spot a guy with a big cam in his hand at any of these locations, there’s a probability it would be me!

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Are you kidding me?!

I was in Zahleh yesterday and I encountered this at the entrance of the Berdawni.

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Fi shi bi 3a2el, w shi bala 3a2l, hay masalan bala 3a2el!

Does the chinese make fake balloons? or does the italian make ones that last longer?

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Ghada Eid Vs. MP Ibrahim Kanaan

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Dabke record for the Guinness Book!

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Wanna contribute in making history? If you live in Montreal, then here’s your chance!

Tollab, a federation that unites all the Lebanese student associations of Montreal, are planning to set a world records on the 20th of June by forming the biggest Dabke chain that will place Montreal in the Guinness Book of records. Their aim is to gather at least 3,500 people at the Marcelin-Wilson Park on the 20th of June to dance the dabke, hand-in-hand, for at least 5 consecutive minutes.

This event will be part of the “Festival Libanais de Montreal” from 19 to 21 of June 2009 at the park located in “11301 Bd de l’Acadie”.

Keep in mind that this event is not exclusively for the Lebanese living in Montreal, so regardless of your nationality you can participate in setting the world record, as the main  purpose of the event is to unite all Lebanese and Montrealers of all colors, religions, names or cultures, who are willing to participate.

Forming the chain will start at 7:30PM on June 20th, so make sure to show up beforehand if you’re willing to participate in otder to organize things well.

For more information, you can refer to the even’t page on Facebook, or Tollab’s website.

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Michael El-Murr threatening a priest

After Jounblat and Arslan’s videos, it’s Michael El-Murr’s turn! In the below video you can hear Michael El-Murr threatening a priest in Metn and admitting that he paid bribery, in addition to illegally using the authority of his son Elias El-Murr in the ministry of defense.

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Honest comment on the Elections

I stumbled upon this photo few minutes ago on Facebook.

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The paper says:

Shit upon you and this elections, “Banana Republic”
Signature: A good citizen

And who rule the Banana Republic? Monkeyyys! :D

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Photos from the elections day

So it’s June 7th, the elections day! I went to two areas in the morning, Tarik Al-Jadida and Karantina.

Tarik Al-Jadida was a living hell, people were everywhere around the polling stations, and it took the lady with me around 1 hour and 30 minutes to cast her ballot. On the other hand, it took me 5 minutes to get in and out at the Karantina polling station, and I got back with these photos (You can click to enlarge)

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Hizbullah supporter at Ras El-Nabeh

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Khaled Bin Al-Walid polling station at Kaskas

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Khaled Bin Al-Walid polling station at Kaskas

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The Lebanese army on the way from Kaskas to Tarik Al-Jadida

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People gathering outside one of the Future Movement stations in Tarik Al-Jadida

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One of the Future Movement ladies giving me a bottle of water while saying

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These two boys thought I’m a journalist (due to my big size cam!) they told me they will be waiting for their image to appear on TV tonight! I said OK!

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Yet another Future Movement station

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This is a polling station at Karantina, no traffic jam there.

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On the way back, Charles Helou road was almost empty

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Chales Helou road again

I wish I was able to take more photos but I was driving at the same time! Not to mention that it is somehow difficult to take photos while army, bodyguards, and internal security forces are all around you!

Anyway, in addition to these photos, I also filmed the whole voting process using my cell phone!! (Illegal??) And I will try to upload it as soon as I can.

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