Grand Opening: In the steps of Marco Polo على خطى ماركو بولو
A Musical Journey on the Silk Road رحلة موسيقية على طريق الحرير
A Beiteddine Festival production
Alain Weber, Artistic Director
Dr. Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, Musical Director
June 21 & 22
This musical journey illustrates the trade route from China to Venice. The road bears the name of the most precious merchandise that transited: Silk. This historical trade route gave people the chance to exchange ideas, goods, and religious beliefs; countless artistic influences were transmitted. Lebanon was at the very heart of this journey. More than 70 musicians, singers and dancers from Lebanon and the world will share the stage; Rafik Ali Ahmad, Abir Nehmé, Charbel Rouhana, Lubnan Baalbaki, Mohammed Motamedi, Sima Dance Company, Indian Dance troupe Gair and Ensemble Venice.