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Patti Smith and her band

Patti Smith

Cult figure par excellence, Patti Smith has written some of the most glorious chapters of American modern rock.
From her first album in 1974 till her latest
"Twelve" in 2007, her unique passion for music and art has undeniably stood the test of time with a handful of seminal classic anthems like "Gloria" and "Because the Night", until her recent superb covers of Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan.

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Vaya Con Dios

Vaya Con Dios

With the warm and bluesy voice of Dani Klein, Belgium's most famous female artist was one of the main sounds of the nineties. Many of the classic tunes remain strong today: "What's a Woman", "Nah Neh Nah", "Don't Cry For Louie", "Just a Friend Of Mine", "Don't Break My Heart"…
Vaya Con Dios will be in Byblos for 2 "Best of" acoustic performances with guitar, piano, drums and double bass.

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Nuit Blanche 2008

Old Byblos will be open all night for our first "Nuit Blanche" that goes on till breakfast is served at dawn.

Lumi
Sebastien Tellier
Mouse on Mars
DJ Sets
Breakfast

Nuit Blanche 2008

Barbatuques

Barbatuques

11 singers and dancers from Brazil deliver a spectacular and highly enjoyable family show, based on body percussions, a capella sambas and rhythmic dance.
Since the 2006 "Joga Bonito" Nike ad with Ronaldinho, their music has been popular worldwide.
A colourful, interactive and entertaining show for all the family!

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Chucho Valdes and Michel legrand

Chucho Valdes and Michel legrand

These 2 legends of jazz had to meet! After their first encounter at Habana Jazz Festival in 2005, Byblos will have the privilege to witness an extraordinary session:
The first set will see legendary Cuban pianist and Grammy Award winner Chucho Valdés perform a 60-minute Latin jazz set with his quintet. The second set will see Michel Legrand, France's famous composer, meet Chucho on stage with 2 grand pianos face-to-face (with drums and double bass) for the encounter of 2 superstars united by their passion for jazz.

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The Return of the Phoenix

A historical epic musical play by
Oussama Rahbani

Created and written by
Mansour Rahbani

Composed and orchestrated by
Oussama Rahbani

Co-produced by
Byblos International Festival

and Oussama Rahbani

Directed by
Marwan Rahbani

Starring
Ghassan Saliba, Antoine Kerbage
and Hiba Tawaji

It’s around the year 1370 B.C. on the occasion of the Adonis and Aphrodite Festival. The Wise shepherd speaks to the Phoenix bird, which burns itself every fifty years then rises from its ashes after three days. Rib-Addi, King of Byblos begs the Egyptian pharaoh Akhnaton II to save him from his enemies: his brother Abshimo, Aziru the Hittite King, and Majdu the rebellion.

In the square where the feast is celebrated, Roxana (daughter of Rib-Addi) and Majdu (Son of a ship carpenter working for Rib-Addi) play the role of Adonis and Aphrodite in presence of the Priest Minar. The beast attacks Adonis and kills him.

Anubis, the pharaoh’s representative and the real governor of Byblos, arrives, and confronts Majdu. His men kidnap the Priest Minar. Majdu convinces Roxana to join the rebels, but she refuses.  

Ramia, Majdu’s father, tries to convince his son to leave the rebels and work in the ship building, but he refuses.

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Phoenix

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