Five Things in Common Between Beethoven and Lebanon

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While enjoying the 27th edition of the Al Bustan International Festival (Feb. 18-March 22, 2020), which features a series of concerts and performances celebrating the music and life of composer Ludwig Van Beethoven, we could not help but notice some similarities between Beethoven’s tumultuous, challenging life and our beloved Lebanon. It is no secret Beethoven […]

LeBAM, Transforming Lives Through Music Education

Choir and orchestra wearing white clothes on stage

Love at First Concert We first came into contact with The Lebanese Band Association for the Promotion of Music (LeBAM) when HOME Magazine was invited to hear its band perform in the village of Baskinta, in the district of Metn, many years ago. Not knowing what to expect from a young orchestra, we sat among […]

Naima Shalhoub Live from Beirut

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Photo by: Sarah Deragon Lebanese-American musician collaborates to bring a message of hope. “Why am I here? Let me think out loud for a minute,” said Naima Shalhoub, Lebanese-American singer, in an interview with HOME Magazine at Café Younes in Beirut’s Hamra District. Shalhoub was grabbing a quick bite before the sound check for her […]