BBIMF 2017 Fundraiser: The Wedding Reception


Saturday, 17 June 2017
Station Beirut
The Event

After the resounding success of its fourth edition last December, BBIMF is back with a special fundraising concert featuring three of Lebanon’s most talented artists

BBIMF2017 Fundraiser: The Wedding Reception
Saturday 17 June 2017 - 8.30PM - Station Beirut

The Wedding Reception is an audiovisual performance by Mohamad Abdouni, Liliane Chlela and Hamed Sinno, exploring the tense moments of a wedding ceremony that took place in Summerland, Beirut, in 1988
With Liliane on music production, Hamed on vocals and Mohamad on visuals, the three artists have developed a narrative based on the uncovered footage. Both sonically and visually, the show tells stories of fleeting moments and unmasked reactions by putting forth the many characters of an event riddled with discontent

Closing set by DJ Richard Kahwagi

Tickets available in all branches of Librairie Antoine and Antoine Online:

Regular tickets: 30,000 LBP
Support tickets: 75,000 & 150,000 LBP

Hashtags: #BBIMF2017 #supportBBIMF #TheWeddingReception

About the Artists
Mohamad Abdouni is a multidisciplinary visual artist, photographer, filmmaker and curator based in Beirut. In 2012, he founded F/I/M2/P magazine, a print publication focusing on arts and culture in the Middle East, and is currently preparing to launch a new publishing platform, “Cold Cuts.” Music plays an integral role in his projects, including several documentaries on photo series, which tend to focus on the untold stories of Beirut and the rising queer culture of the city.

Hamed Sinno is a Beirut-based singer-songwriter and the frontman of well-known indie-pop band Mashrou’ Leila, which he founded with friends in 2008 while studying graphic design at the American University of Beirut. His work delves into themes including the intersections of gender, race and language and he writes and lectures on the convergence of music and social justice.

Liliane Chlela is best-known for her improvised sets on electronics, synth, cello and guitar – among other instruments. A multidisciplinary musician and producer, she is based in Beirut and her numerous collective projects cover jazz, post rock, drone, drum ‘n’ bass and ambient sound. Interested in exploring the connections between improvised music, image and movement, she also produces music for short films, art installations and contemporary dance performances.

Sound Engineer: Wissam Jarrah
Light Design: Tarek Mourad

Artistic collaboration initiated and produced by Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival 2017

Patronage: Lebanese Ministry of Culture
Partners: Oslo World Music Festival, Institut du monde arabe, Visa For Music, Les Suds, à Arles, Festival Arabesques
Support: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Roskilde Foundation, Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon / Ambassade de Suisse au Liban
Media partners: Agenda Culturel, Al-Akhbar, L'Orient-Le Jour, Light FM Lebanon
Venue partner: Station Beirut
Sponsors: The Cosmopolitan Hotel Beirut, Blue Sound Solutions

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