Beirut&Beyond; International Music Festival 2014

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Beirut&Beyond; is an independent platform for the development of the Arabic music scene
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Campaign successfully funded on: 13 Dec,2014

This project has been successfully funded with $7,040 (101%)

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What is Beirut&Beyond?
Beirut&Beyond is a platform for showcases, a place for meeting and exchange, for dialogues focused on encouraging the growth of talents within the independent music scene.
We aim to offer the growth of the music scene by supporting it, to be able to reach its full potential and prosper.

The 2nd edition of Beirut&Beyond is schedule between the 4th and the 7th of December 2014 in Beirut. It will present:

- Rich musical program of 11 acts in 5 different venues
- An intimate professional workshop
- A Kids' workshop
- An open lecture
- A concert in Tripoli
- The invitation of 15 international professionals 
- A volunteer program
- A European tour for 4 selected acts of the line up


All the activities in the framework of the festival are designed to raise awareness on the need for more knowledge and ethical practices in the cultural sector, along with creating music education for kids, to build a future audience.

The presence of the key professionals represent substantial networking opportunities for the musicians, and they would bring back to their countries a more nuanced view on contemporary culture in the Arab world.

The volunteer program aims at engaging young people and providing them with hands on experience throughout the months leading up to and during the festival. 

We are happy that this year, we have a concert outside Beirut. In Tripoli, the city we believe, deserves our efforts to come back again the city of culture, tolerance and peace.

Why do we need your support?

We are missing a small amount to be able to cover one of the main activities of the festival: Networking & development!

Beirut & Beyond has been established in partnership with the Oslo World Music Festival. We found common objectives and values which allowed us to work together.
This partnership was the main key to earn the support of the Embassy of Norway in Beirut, along with Music Norway. In addition to this financial support, we have applied for the AFAC music grant, and hoping for a positive answer.
The fund we have till now will be enough to cover the cost for flights, accommodation, fees, visas, local transportation and per diem for all the artists performing in Beirut & Beyond.
It will also cover the technical cost of the festival (sound engineering, light designer & operator...)


What we still need, is the budget to invite the international professionals, and the lecturers or speakers. The professionals will be covering their own flight expenses, but we offered to cover their accommodation and their local transportation.
The presence of these professionals is what makes Beirut & Beyond a special    platform for the musicians from the MENA region.
The direct encounter between the musicians and the professionals will create potential exchange, potential export, potential collaboration.

To also be a real scene for the development of the music infrastructure, the workshops and the lectures are an essential key. The rest of the money will then be used to cover all expenses for a legal professional from Europe, to give a workshop on the copyrighting, synchronization and more important topics on the legal aspect of music industry.
Your contribution will make the festival reach its main objective, and be a real platform, that musicians can trust to be their pathway to the international music scene.

The line up this edition is:

  • Alif (Lebanon/Palestine/Iraq/Egypt)
  • Mehdi Nassouli (Morocco)
  • Democratoz (Algeria)
  • SKIP&DIE (South Africa/Netherlands)
  • Bugge Wesseltoft (Norway)
  • DnB (Lebanon)
  • Gesing-Rohrer-Meyer (Germany/Switzerland/Sweden)
  • REK (Lebanon)
  • Daniele Camarda (Italy)
  • Hello Psychaleppo (Syria)
  • Islam Chipsy (Egypt)


The first edition of Beirut&Beyond was a successful start, that what encouraged us, and made us believe that a showcase festival like Beirut&Beyond is truly needed in Lebanon.

Your participation will help us support musicians who have all what it takes to be successful, but only need the exposure Beirut&Beyond works to offer them.

To support Beirut&Beyond, you can also:
- Be part of the volunteers program; you can spend 4 full days on stages, in back stages, and help us make the musicians' experience an unforgettable one!
- Spread the word about our campaign. Talk to your friends, family, colleagues... Maybe they also want to be part of Beirut&Beyond.







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12 Dec,2014
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12 Dec,2014
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12 Dec,2014
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Peter Abou Mrad
12 Dec,2014
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12 Dec,2014
$20

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12 Dec,2014
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03 Dec,2014
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01 Dec,2014
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28 Nov,2014
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27 Nov,2014
$20

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27 Nov,2014
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25 Nov,2014
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25 Nov,2014
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14 Nov,2014
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08 Nov,2014
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07 Nov,2014
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06 Nov,2014
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06 Nov,2014
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04 Nov,2014
$50

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04 Nov,2014
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04 Nov,2014
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04 Nov,2014
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03 Nov,2014
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03 Nov,2014
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03 Nov,2014
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03 Nov,2014
$10

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02 Nov,2014
$100

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$20 or more
→    1 TICKET

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1 ticket for a concert of your choice in the 2nd edition of Beirut&Beyond; It could be the opening, the closing or anything in between. Your contribution means a lot to us; hope you will enjoy.
$35 or more
→    EARLY BIRD REWARD

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The first 20 supporters who will support Beirut & Beyond for 35USD، will get the rewards of 100 USD
$50 or more
→    1 TICKET + 1 CD

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1 Ticket for a concert of your choice in the 2nd edition of Beirut&Beyond; It could be the opening, the closing or anything in between, and a CD of one of the artists on the line up. You also get to choose here! Thank you for your kind involvement.
$100 or more
→    4 TICKETS + 1 CD

10 Available

4 tickets to the concerts of your choice! it could be 4 different concerts, or all for the same one! We will add a CD of one of the artists in our line up, to make the award last longer. Thank you!
$250 or more
→    FESTIVAL PASS + 2 CDS

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This time, you will get a festival pass to all our concerts. Also, 2 CDs of your favorite artists on our line up. your contribution helped us bring all these artists!
$500 or more
→    FESTIVAL PASS + 2 CDS + INVITATION TO THE OPENING RECEPTION

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in addition to the festival pass, and the 2CDs of your favorite artists on our line up, you will have the opportunity to share with us the opening reception, on the 4th of December, where you will be able to meet the musicians and the professionals taking part in this edition of Beirut&Beyond;.
$1000 or more
→    2 FESTIVAL PASSES + 4 CDS + INVITATION TO THE OPENING RECEPTION

5 Available

Now you can go with your friend or partner to all our concerts, in addition to 4 CDs of your favorite musicians on our line up, and last, invitation to the opening reception on December 4th, where you can meet the musicians and the professionals taking part in this edition of Beirut&Beyond;.
$5000 or more
→    4 FESTIVAL PASSES + INVITATION TO THE OPENING RECEPTION + PRESENCE AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE

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Well, we don't know how to thank you enough. we would be so pleased to share with you our press conference, our opening reception and all our concerts. Enjoy... you are an essential part of this festival.
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