Call to the Lebanese Diaspora: Let Us Crush Corruption, Not the Lebanese Pound

Let Us Crush Corruption Not the Lebanese Pound

Dear friends and family abroad, The HOME community has watched with great admiration how the Lebanese diaspora has supported the protests at HOME with equally impressive demonstrations in major cities around the world. While we have had many protests in Lebanon in the past, we have hope that something different is happening this time. We […]

BIPOD a Contemporary Art Form

a women with a blue shirt and a man with a green shirt with their hands dancing while the man bending

The 12th edition of BIPOD gathered artists from around the world who gave spectacular performances at the Madina Theatre. Dance as Robert Frost would say is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire. It is a moment of creativity where music acts as the catalyst for bodily liberation in which you can express feelings and […]

Bringing Alsace to Lebanon

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  Besides their gorgeous mountainous landscapes, renowned wine routes and rich cultural heritage, Lebanon and France’s historical northeastern region of Alsace share the same convivial spirit and unquenchable love for life. Article by: Christina Fakhry With 80,000 Alsatian expats scattered across the world today, those residing in Lebanon have come to establish their own association, […]

LIVE MUSIC IS THRIVING IN LEBANON

a band with 3 guys holding their guitars and a girl in the middle standing behind a microphone with her hand over her curly hair and the head of people looking at them

  In Mar Mikhael the streets are teeming with cars either double parked or honking, as the drivers try to fit through the tight lanes around Armenia Street while barely avoiding the people walking by on the overcrowded sidewalks in this charismatic Beirut neighborhood. Between the pubs and restaurants blasting pop songs or acoustic musicians […]

Jana Semaan:The Lebanese Cellist in Germany

a girl wearing black with a cello in front of her with a hand towards it and the other a little far

“For us musicians, being a musician is not a job, it is a way of life,” says Jana Semaan. To be a musician, you must have passion, determination and the courage to fight for your  melodies to touch the hearts of everyone and most importantly you must have the talent. And because Jana Semaan, the cellist, owns […]

The Last Mile

Woman in red hair holding brown leaf among trees

Sitting with Roger, better known as Rodge, I was listening to him describing how he used to play music under the bombs of Lebanon’s War (p.38). I was reminded of my own experience playing piano under the very same bombs, refusing to go down to the shelter! I looked back at the time we used […]