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Wed November 6, 2013
Lebanon 3: Beirut Today
Fri. 11/8 10p: Afropop concludes its Hip Deep series on Lebanon with a musical survey of contemporary
It’s a complex, balkanized world where adventurous art musicians extend the hybrid
forms of Lebanon’s golden era, alternative rock bands engage a globalized youth audience,
and regional rappers go political while connecting rap with ancient Arabic poetic traditions.
We’ll meet rappers and rock bands (from The Kordz, to Soapkills, to Mashrou Leila), sample
innovative art musicians like Rima Khcheich and Mike Massy, and get the insights of Arab hip
hop author Jackson Allers, and ethnomusicologist Thomas Burkhalter, author of a major study of
Beirut musicians who grew up during the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990).