Beirut Dweller: Encounters of a Young German Ajnabe أجنبي

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Gradually, an image of Lebanon developed in my mind. It somehow kept on building up within me, while I was living and studying in Berlin, Germany. For example, I accidentally discovered Fairouz’ Shayef al bahar shoo kbir while searching for an entirely different song. Without knowing Arabic, I instantly fell for her sound. At around […]

Moise Khayrallah Can Do: With Six New Drugs on the Market and Counting, Renowned Lebanese American Biomedical Entrepreneur Pays Tribute to his Lebanese Heritage

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Interviewed by: Patricia Bitar Cherfan, Editor-in-Chief “I am from the old stock,” says Moise Khayrallah proudly, but with an equal measure of humility, as he explains to HOME that his family ancestry can be traced back almost 400 years in Ghbeleh. A quiet and verdant mountainous village 42 kilometers from Beirut in the Ftouh Keserwan […]

Between the Notes: Oriental Jazz Flavor and World Music with Randa Ghossoub

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Photo by Milad Ayoub The famous French writer Victor Hugo verbally illustrated the magic of music: “La musique exprime ce qui ne peut être dit et sur quoi il est impossible de rester silencieux.” In other words, music expresses that which cannot be spoken, and on which it is impossible to be silent. Decoding what […]

Bed and Breakfast: Showcasing the Authentic Lebanon

  The provision of Bed & Breakfast is a rising trend in Lebanon. It offers tourists, or even locals, a glimpse of the country’s exceptional culinary, historical and social heritage. Photos by: Natheer Halawani, Diaa Arfan, Rene Schulthoff, Leia Gorra and Paul Gorra, One of the most unique things about Lebanon is its distinct human […]