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Sofar Sounds Beirut, A Secretive Music Experience
In celebration of Sofar’s 10th anniversary, they held a show at Feel22’s building rooftop in Jisr el-Wati on May 12. The 22nd show overlooked Beirut by night while three artists played away. Sofar’s romantic music slowly transitioned to GURUMIRAN’s (
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For The Love Of Woodworking Thomas Trad
Thirty-year-old Thomas Trad is a leading voice in this exciting scene. Trained at Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London, he has worked with the distinguished studios Fredrikson Stallard and Michael Anastassiades. Since his return to Beirut in 2016, f
HOME MAGAZINE LEBANON6 min de lecture
Arts And Renaissance School art As A Family Affair
Lebanon offers a plethora of art schools but very few specialize in the art of teaching the fundamentals of technique, one that meticulously guides students to develop and progress their craft. One of those schools is Arts and Renaissance — a respect
HOME MAGAZINE LEBANON4 min de lecturePolitics
The Bottom Line With Elias Alouf
GENERAL MANAGER Despite a looming economic crisis, BSL BANK’s General Manager Elias Alouf is confident that Lebanon’s banking sector will weather the storm and continue to improve financial services for customers. “I don’t think Lebanon is overbanked
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Preserving and Promoting National Heritage for Art Lovers
Cultural heritage is one of Lebanon’s most abundant resources. The identity of future generations depends on the preservation of a collective past. It was with this noble pursuit in mind that the Lebanese Foundation for the National Library collabora
HOME MAGAZINE LEBANON4 min de lectureRobotics
Roadie Tuner Music Meets Technology
The Roadie range of products has received glowing reviews from luminaries of the rock scene, garnering praise from guitarists such as Spike Edney from Queen, Vinney Moore (UFO), Chet Roberts from Three Doors Down, and Mark Farner from Grand Funk Rail
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23 Years Of Touching Hearts And Minds Najla Hamati Of Collège Louise Wegmann
Collège Louise Wegmann teacher Najla Nasser Hamati is Lebanon’s answer to Robin Williams’ much celebrated character in Dead Poets Society: inspiring, unconventional, and lovable. She approaches teaching with love and her students with the type of res
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Libanpost A Visionary In Social Responsibility
For 21 years, LibanPost has been committed to innovating the postal service in Lebanon while exceeding the needs and expectations of its users. Indeed, LibanPost confronted Lebanon’s many regional challenges and economic setbacks head on, making it s
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Dar al Mussawir WHAT’S IN AN IMAGE?
Transmit a memory. Transform a moment. Capture some part of reality. These elements are the essence of photography, but how is an image projected and received by an audience? And what can we understand from these snapshots? Beirut-based Dar al Mussaw
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Building A Sense Of Belonging
Although I lived in London for 16 years and in the United States for two, Lebanon remained HOME because of the strong sense of belonging nurtured at my grandfather’s house in the Chouf. This house gathered the family under its vaulted ceilings in the
HOME MAGAZINE LEBANON8 min de lecture
Volunteer Managers An Important Investment Rather Than An Unaffordable Expense
Informal volunteering has been part of Lebanese culture for a long time. People spontaneously help relatives, friends, and neighbors in need without expecting any financial return. It is one of the meanings of wajbat, or social obligations. In the pa
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The Perils And Promises Of Media Yamid Amat
Over his illustrious career, Yamid Amat has democratized and universalized information through several mediums, mostly notably serving as director of Caracol Radio and Caracol Televisión. Amat, the Colombian-based director and founder of El Tiempo ne
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The Lebanese Movie Awards, Believing In The Magic Of Local Cinema
The who’s who of the Lebanese movie scene graced the Casino du Liban in their most dazzling soirée attire for a yearly celebration of cinema. Starlets robed in designer gowns and men donning tuxedos posed for the cameras, while others interacted with
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Man Of Many Hats chef Hussein Hadid
Chef Hussein Hadid, winner of the Prix du Chef de l'Avenir by l'Académie Internationale de la Gastronomie, is a Lebanese chef most known for his passion for flavors and innovation. The love for food came early in Hadid’s life. “I was very skinny and
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Heartbeat Doctors Moonlighting As Musicians To Save Lives
One in a hundred babies is born with a heart defect. That amounts to 600 cases per year in Lebanon. Most of these children can be saved. An outstanding 95 percent can go on to lead normal lives, if they receive proper treatment, and if they can pay f
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The Road Of The Lebanese Immigrant Walter Muller Moujir
South America is an established hotspot for the Lebanese diaspora; Argentina alone boasts 1.5 million of them. Immigration to the country began in the 19th century and has continued, fostering a bona fide bond between the Middle Eastern country and i
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Zyara A POETIC, AWARD-WINNING WEB SERIES
Poetic storytelling The storytellers selected are brave and resilient everyday people, ready to share their stories. One woman was born with dwarfism while another suffered severe burns as a toddler. One young man was orphaned while another got hooke
HOME MAGAZINE LEBANON4 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
À Table In Beirut With 3-star Michelin
“Winning was like being shot out to a whole other galaxy,” says Christophe Bacquié. Since receiving his third Michelin star, Bacquié joined the elite force of the culinary world. Ranked among the top 30 chefs worldwide, he runs an eponymous restauran
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Agonist Coffee Shop, COFFEE WITH HEART
Agonist coffee shop is the first establishment in the MENA region to hire employees with special needs. The man behind the concept is Dr. Wissam El Hage, a physical therapist by trade. “I have worked with people with special needs or ‘iron will’ and
HOME MAGAZINE LEBANON6 min de lecture
Representing Home In The Big Apple Majdi Ramadan
With HOME etched into their hearts and souls, Lebanese diplomats represent Lebanon everywhere in the world. Majdi Ramadan is one such example of an individual. As Consul General of Lebanon in New York, Ramadan’s diplomatic role brings pride and recog
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A Book Not To Read, The Book Of Mirdad
Mikhail Naimeh I wanted to offer a copy of Mikhail Naimeh’s The Book of Mirdad to a student of mine. The librarian’s disappointing and expected answer was, “Of course we don’t have it on hand, but we can order it for you.” A couple of weeks later, I
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Jean-marc Mompach
Jean-Marc Mompach has enjoyed a flourishing career. HOME had the pleasure of meeting with him at Horeca — the yearly food, beverage, and hospitality convention that attracts some of the world’s most coveted chefs to showcase their virtuosity. Mompach
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Speaking Truth To Power Pierre Sadek Foundation
Televised, daily cartoons were not a thing until a renegade artist by the name of Pierre Sadek entered the scene. From 1986 until 2013, he animated caricatures accompanied by a catchy background jingle that were the staple for the average Lebanese ho
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Roots And Routes A Swedish-lebanese Tale Of Exile And Belonging
My first contact with Sweden was through the film Scenes From A Marriage by the “demon director” Ingmar Bergman. The projection took place in one of Beirut's smaller cinemas. Not surprisingly, we were a handful of people sitting stuck to our chairs.
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The Babikian Family From Cilicia To Lebanon And Beyond
HOME has a tradition of showcasing Lebanese families, or what might be considered clans, that share the same name and heritage, often uniting under an association in the family’s name, like the Ma’lufs, Osseirans, Skaffs, Chehabs, Sinnos, Hamadehs, B
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TOP 10 CAFES IN BEIRUT places To Chill, Chat, And Chow
Coffee shops provide a refuge from the daily grind and chaos of the city. They fill up at all hours of the day and night, leading many to keep their door open until the early hours, or, in a few cases, simply stay open 24/7. In no particular order, h
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Coffee & POLITICS BRINGING POLITICS BACK TO THE PEOPLE
Most of today’s youth feel alienated from political life, and it’s easy to see why. Lebanon arguably has one of the most mind-boggling political arrangements in the world. Eighteen different sects with shifting alliances haggle over a tiny country wh
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Lebanon's First National Ice Hockey Team May Soon Be At The Olympics
An interview with Charles El-Mir, Lebanese Ice Hockey Federation president based in Montreal, Canada. Ice hockey — one of the most popular sports — is played at the Olympic Games. Today hockey is a major sport, especially in North America where it is
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An Undeniable Mediterranean Magnetism FRANCISCOS VERROS Greek Ambassador to Lebanon
Greek and Lebanese culture, history, and tradition have always intertwined, as both nations share a geographic proximity, and have been part of one another’s histories over the centuries. For instance, Lebanese monuments, cemeteries, temples, and cit
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A Champion for Change
Silvio Chiha is an award-winning athlete who has received plenty of awards representing Lebanon. However, these days his focus is on youth empowerment, democratizing sports, and showing Lebanon’s best face to the world. Many know Silvio Chiha as a wa
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