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1:08 pm
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).

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