To Zouk Mikael International Festival (2012 Edition)
in for a fabulous treat if you’re in Lebanon in
July, in perfect time to attend the annual Zouk
Mikael International festival.
The festival, held in the charming Lebanese town
of Zouk Mikael, attracts guests from all over the
country and abroad.
Mikael is 10 minutes away from Beirut, perched on
a hill of Kesrouwan overlooking the Mediterranean.
roman styled amphitheatre with a capacity of 2500,
built for major events, hosts the festival.
The venue is complete with cafeterias and public
facilities. Several large car parks with shuttles
for transportation to and from the amphitheatre
ensure convenient access.
July 10th: The California
All Star Blues Revue...
Featuring: The Mannish Boys with Finis Tasby, Sugarray,
Kid Ramos & Kirk Fletcher
Tickets: Table of 4: 300,000LL
– Table of 2: 150,000LL – Seats: 45,000LL
current special edition of the California All Star
Blues Revue was especially put together for Zouk
Mikael International Music Festival this July, and
features a veritable one-band blues festival of
talent. The Mannish Boys are being universally praised
as one of the most exciting blues projects to come
along in years, featuring some of the most dynamic
blues talent in the world today, assembled from
the cream of the crop of West Coast Blues veterans
like Finis Tasby and Kid Ramos, young bloods like
Kirk Fletcher and Sugarray, and many others.
the spirit of such legendary Revues as the Johnny
Otis Show, the Ike Turner Revue, or even the much
celebrated American Folk Blues Festival, The Mannish
Boys' big band California Blues Revue carries this
grand tradition forward into the 21st century with
an assembly of extraordinary talent that represents
the very best of both the younger generation and
deep-rooted veterans. It is all happening at the
Festival's celebrated annual ’Blues Night’.
July 14th: Carole Samaha
Tickets: 80,000LL, 50,000LL, 35,000LL
as "The Chameleon" who excelled in acting,
singing and dancing throughout many years at the
famous Rahbanis Musical Theater, moving later on
to a successful solo career kicked off by "Bi
Sabah el Alf el Talet" that represented a huge
hit in Lebanon and the Arab world, Carole Samaha
is undoubtedly a unique icon combining talent, beauty
and unique stage presence.
Lebanese multi-talented artist who participated
in renowned festivals and stood on some of the most
prestigious stages around the world such as Rosemont
Theater in Chicago, Detroit Opera house and the
Las Vegas Casino, is back again on July 14th to
take the prestigious Zouk Mikael Amphitheatre by
storm with her powerful yet sensual voice.
18th: José Carreras and Monica Yunus
Tickets: 300,000LL, 225,000LL,
187500LL, 150,000LL, 112,500LL, 75,000LL, 37,500LL
Roman amphitheatre under the stars, the inky Mediterranean
as a backdrop and a serenade by one of the world's
most melodious voices – Lebanon's Zouk Mikael International
Festival returns in July 2012 with José Carreras
and Monica Yunus headlining its inspiring cultural
program, accompanied by the Lebanese Philharmonic
Orchestra conducted by David Giménez.
Barcelona-born opera singer is one of the celebrated
Three Tenors alongside Placido Domingo and Luciano
Pavarotti, known the world over for his clear and
romantic tone that has been described as 'honeyed'
for its richness and sweetness. Monica Yunus the
Bangladeshi-Russian-American soprano is quickly
rising in fame in the U.S. and has been described
by The New York Times as an "especially winning"