Zouk Mikael International Festival 2013

You’re in for a fabulous treat if you’re in Lebanon in July, in perfect time to attend the annual Zouk Mikael International festival.

Pascal Obispo

Pascal Obispo

Pascal Obispo – “MillésimeS”, 20 ans de tubes pour luiet les autres
July 23 2013
Tickets: $120, $100, $85, $70, $55, $30

“Pour accompagner la sortie, le 7 janvier 2013, de son 1er Best Of “MillésimeS”, Pascal Obispo part en tournée entouré de 5 musiciens et de son piano.
Cette tournée est placée sous les signes de la proximité et du plaisir.

Pascal Obispo vous propose de la partager au plus près de lui, dans des salles plus intimes, dans des villes qu’il n’a plus visitées depuis de très nombreuses années.
20 ans de tubes pour lui et les autres, “MillésimeS” la nouvelle tournée de Pascal Obispo durant l’année 2013″.

Ziad Rahbani

Ziad Rahbani

Ziad Rahbani
July 25 2013
Tickets: $200 table for 4, $100 table for 2, individual seats at $40, $30 and $20. Tables comes with complementary drinks/bottle of wine

Ziad Rahbani was born in 1956 in Lebanon to parents who were giants of contemporary Lebanese art: Assi Rahbani and Fairuz.
He began studying piano and music theory as a child and started his artistic journey in the early seventies, as an actor and musical performer in the theater of Rahbani Brothers and Fairouz, where he was also entrusted with participating in musical composition.
In 1973 he presented his first musical “Sahriyah”, which carried some Rahbani theater influences but had its own flavor. Later years saw the creation of six major works that clearly paved his path.
Ziad began composing music during his musical studies. From the onset, he leaned toward renewing the Lebanese song in its content and form. He also dedicated serious attention to instrumental music at a time when it lacked attention locally and regionally.
He has accomplished great achievements in this context. As his fans know, his achievement is not limited to art but includes his humanitarian and socio-political concerns, expressed often through humor and irony.

Jonathan Batiste & Monica Yunus

Jonathan Batiste & Monica Yunus

Jonathan Batiste & Monica Yunus with the Stay Human Band “High Energy Jazz with a Diva’s twist”
July 31 2013
Tickets: $200 table for 4, $100 table for 2, individual seats at $40, $30 and $20 Tables comes with complementary drinks/bottle of wine
At 25, Jon Batiste is considered by many to be one of the most exciting and progressive new crossover talents on the scene today.
A “Movado Future Legend” award recipient, and a “Steinway Performing Artist”, Jon has performed in innumerable prestigious events and venues across the world. His modern take on the American songbook, through the channels of a virtuosic pedigree in jazz and classical music, is attracting critical acclaim as well as audiences across all demographics. Together with his band Stay Human, Jon is creating a unique grassroots movement that encourages accessibility and appreciation in the art of the live performance.
Apart from his natural focus, Jon is also a noted advocate for music education (Traveling Ambassador for Music Unites, Associate Artistic Director for the National Jazz Museum) and a regular figure in television and film (HBO’s Treme, Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer”).
Praised for “a voice that sparkles like the best of diamonds,” Soprano Monica Yunus thrills audiences whether in concert, recital, or on the operatic stage. She has performed on some of the world’s greatest stages with legends including Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli and Jose Carreras. Her performances have taken her across the globe. She is a frequent presence at The Metropolitan Opera and has made critically acclaimed debuts in opera and concert venues around the world. For her contributions to the field of arts activism, Monica Yunus has been honored to give special performances at The United Nations and the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, The Skoll World Forum, and received a 2009 DOHA 21st Century Leader Award in the category of Outstanding Humanitarian.
Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh and raised in New Jersey, Ms. Yunus is the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunusand the Co-Founding Director of Sing for Hope, whose mission is to make the arts available to all.

Otis Grand – Blues 65

Otis Grand – Blues 65

Otis Grand – Blues 65 Feat. Sugar Ray Norcia
August 5th 2013
Tickets: $200 table for 4, $100 table for 2, individual seats at $40, $30 and $20 Tables comes with complementary drinks/bottle of wine

Voted by Guitarist magazine a ‘one of the top 50 greatest Blues guitarists who ever walked the earth’, Britain’s most popular Blues guitarist and Bandleader prompted B.B. King to say of his playing – “….Otis plays the Guitar like I did when I was young”. Not only is Otis admired and respected by the old Blues Masters like BB King and Luther Allison, he was also a personal friend, confidante, and collaborator with the late great Ike Turner. For the past 25 years Otis has received a number of major Awards.
“Blues’65” Otis’s new album is a celebration of the sounds that influenced him during his teenage years. This was an era when recordings of every genre were made to be radio friendly and charts saw Pop, Rock, Soul, R&B, and even Blues nestled comfortably together. There are no guitar pyrotechnics here – just straight forward danceable, Swingin’ and listening grooves (Rumba Conga Twist. Otis, truly a master of his instrument in an age of ‘guitar heroes’, still plays in that authentic Blues style with simplicity, feel, lyricism and rhythmic attack to the fore.

Tickets available at Virgin Megastores

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