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Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival

November 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

| £10 - £15
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BBIMF 2017:

Dedicated to promoting the Arab region’s independent music with emphasis on strong artistic merit, Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival was founded in 2013 in partnership with Oslo World Music Festival. With only four editions the festival succeeded at positioning itself as a key player on the map of regional festivals and showcases.

Every December, four days of showcases present carefully selected acts in Beirut and neighboring cities to the general public and invited music professionals.

A professional program of debates, workshops and lectures, featuring experienced industry figures, explores issues pertinent to the development of the independent music industry in Lebanon and the Arab region.

As a platform for meetings, showcases and exchange, the festival encourages networking to sow the seeds for future opportunities. It is inevitably a response to the urgent needs of a bustling state of artistic production, which is hardly matched by an infrastructure that drives it to more sustainable grounds.

Today, Beirut & Beyond is directed by co-founder Amani Semaan and welcomes a different regional artist every year as guest curator of the festival. The 2017 edition will take place in Beirut from 7 to 10 December 2017.


Beirut & Beyond believes in regional talents and looks out for opportunities to present them to the largest audiences. The partnership with Oslo World Music Festival (OWMF) has extensively allowed that, evolving into a blueprint for collaborations between Arab and European organisations. Every year, a Beirut & Beyond line up comprising three Arab acts tours Europe including a special appearance within the OWMF November.


BBIMF Tour 2017 Line up:

Kinematik (Lebanon)

Kinematik is an instrumental rock band from Lebanon, whose music blends elements of 70’s psychedelia, progressive rock and post-rock.

Kinematik’s rock sound is both diligent and intuitional, ranging from raucous improvisational psychedelic rock to steady and mechanical electronic grooves, with frequent post-rock climaxes. Immediate points of comparison include Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Loop, as well as Can (for the tendency towards Motorik beats) and Tortoise (for the intricacies of their layered compositions). Kinematik composes instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, strong melodic lines, a heavy use of distortion and effects, and some reliance on electronics and synthesizers.


BBIMF 2017 tour partners :

Oslo World (Norway)
Institut du monde arabe (France)
Théâtre de la Ville (page officielle) Paris (France)
ArtLink (Switzerland)
Monto Pinto (Netherlands)
Rich Mix London (UK)
Arts Canteen (UK)
Shubbak Festival (UK)

حول بيروت أند بيوند
تأسس مهرجان “بيروت آند بيوند”، بهدف التعريف بالموسيقى المستقلة في المنطقة العربية مع التركيز على الأعمال ذات المستوى الفني العالي، عام 2013 بالشراكة مع مهرجان أوسلو للموسيقى العالمية. وفي دورتيه الأولى والثانية، نجح المهرجان في احتلال موقع متميز كمهرجان أساسي من المهرجانات الموسيقية في المنطقة. وباعتباره مساحةً للاجتماعات والعروض وتبادل الأفكار والخبرات، يشجع المهرجان على التشبيك والتعاون. كما يهدف إلى إيجاد حلول من شأنها تلبية الاحتياجات الملحة للموسيقيين المستقلين الشباب ..



November 4, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£10 - £15


Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA
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020 7613 7498

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