Beiteddine Festival


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Beiteddine Festival

July and August
The Beiteddine Festival, held in a magnificent 200-year-old palace in this town in the Chouf region of Lebanon, has presented world-class offerings in the arts since 1985. Organizers defied the struggles of Lebanon's civil war by staging this celebration of human culture. Many performers are Lebanese, but artists from around the world also are invited. The 2001 festival, for example, included a concert by Elton John, a production of Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris, and Turkish folk musician Kudsi Erguner, as well as a performance by the popular Lebanese singer Fairouz.
CONTACTS:
Beiteddine Festival
Starco Ctr., Bloc C, Fl.4
Beirut, Lebanon
961-1-373430; fax: 961-1-373440
www.beiteddine.org
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The festival's organizers described the event as "a beacon of culture, heritage and art across the Arab world" with a "mission to create platforms for creativity in the Middle East." Beiteddine festival was founded in the summer of 1985 in the midst of the Lebanese civil war.
Tourists to the city are also at liberty to participate in the summer festivals, including The Beiteddine Festival, Baalbek International Festival, Byblos International Festival and the Zouk Mikael Festival.
In 2009 French stand-up comedian, Gad Elmaleh, cancelled a visit to Lebanon where he was scheduled to perform at Beiteddine Festival after Hizbullah's Al-Manar television and other media outlets claimed that Moroccan-Jewish stand-up comedian was pro-Israeli and served in Israel's army.
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Shahram has performed at major venues worldwide, including The Festival of Aix-en-Provence in France, The festival of Avignon in France, Theatre de la Ville in Paris, The Tokyo Summer festival, The Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the Festa del Popolo in Italy, and the Beiteddine Festival in Lebanon, among others.
"What we are seeing today is an expression of the true face of Lebanon after this difficult period and after the dark cloud has passed," Tourism Minister Joe Sarkis said at a press conference unveiling plans for the Beiteddine Festival, one of the most prestigious.
The musical will now debut in the region as part of the 35th Anniversary of the prestigious Beiteddine Festival on July 24-26, one of the leading Arts festivals in the Middle East.