Ehdeniyat International Festival 2017
Cine Orchestre July 29
Ehdeniyat International Festival 2017 Opening Night will be in an exceptional Lebanese work of art. For the very first time in Lebanon, the theatre, cinema and music will meet in one place to carry the audience through a timeless journey whose phases are national and international popular musical film tracks that have influenced our lives and are forever alive in our memory.
It is a night to honour cinema & music through live performances of immortal pieces of music with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra formed by 70 musicians conducted by Maestro "Lubnan Baalbaki"; in the background, a giant screen will showcase interaction with the played music to take us to the world of each film. This special night is prepared and directed by George Khabbaz and his team. The work will also host artists and wonderful voices as guests of the event to interact with tracks of movies such as:
Cinema Paradiso - Godfather - Starwars - Singing in the rain - Caramel - .... and other films that have enriched the international and Lebanese cinema.
Ehdeniyat International Festival is proud to bring together creative Lebanese talents onto its stage in a cultural, cinematic and musical work with dreamy scenes to combine cinema, music and theatre. A must-see work that can be barely described with words.
KADIM AL SAHIR August 4 & 5
For the fifth consecutive year, The Caesar Kadim Al Sahir will be Ehdeniyat’s guest on August 4 & 5. A special bond has grown between Kadim, Ehden and Ehdeniyat’s audience who come from all Lebanese regions and abroad to attend the majestic magical concerts of the Caesar. From Baghdad to Ehden to the world, Kadim mesmerises the fans who live a dream just by his forceful presence on stage and by listening to his strong romantic voice as he sings lyrics that touch the heart and the mind.
MICHEL SARDOU August 11
Back on stage for “LA DERNIÈRE DANSE” or the last dance, Michel Sardou and after having sold more than 100 million records will be singing his best hits ("La Maladie d'Amour", "Je vais t'aimer" “En Chantant”… ) along with new songs as a thank you gesture to all his loyal fans. As part of his international tour, and after France, Belgium and Switzerland, Sardou will join us in Ehden for a night of pure romance and nostalgia.
Mashrou’ Leila August 12
Mashrou' Leila is a five-strong indie band based in Beirut. Born out of a late night / early morning jam session at the American University of Beirut, Mashrou' Leila (whose name roughly translates to OvernightProject) fill their live performances with some of the most bittersweet ballads and raucous anthems you’re likely to hear.
Their rousing, sensual electro-pop anthems about political freedoms, LGBT rights, race, religion and modern Arabic identity have challenged the status quo of the Middle-Eastern pop industry. Mashrou’ Leila have won fans worldwide and were the first Middle-Eastern artists on the cover of Rolling Stone
Taio Cruz August 18
Singer, Songwriter & Music Producer, Taio Cruz topped the charts and became Brit Awards and Billboard awards winner several times. His global smash hits “Break Your Heart” and “Dynamite” won him international success.
With Incredible collaborations on successive singles such as “Higher” featuring Kylie Minogue, “Hangover” featuring Flo Rida, “Little Bad Girl” with David Guetta, and Dirty Picture featuring Kesha, Taio Cruz dominated the airwaves.
The young British singer wrote Hit Singles for Jennifer Lopez (I’m Into You) and David Guetta feat Usher (Without You) and solidified himself as one of the most sought after, triple-threat, artist writer and producers today. Taio will be performing live in Ehdeniyat International Festival on August 18