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Final Gigs at Byblos

Final Gigs at Byblos

Hadn’t had the time to get on here and post a few updates, so you’ll be getting pictures and notes about 4 concerts at once and the prep for the last one!

 

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Stromae was off the hook. One of the greatest performances I’ve seen. It wasn’t just about the music; visuals, animations, costumes, stage presence… everything. The crew and band were even easy and down to earth. We grabbed a few drinks…

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From Holland to France

From Holland to France

 

epica 2epica 3During Byblos International Festival, you see a lot of crews and people from different styles and different countries come in. You meet them, work with them and sometimes take a few drinks at the end (when you’re not passed out after work).
What I’ve realized is that all these people are nice. Whether they’re screaming death and scary lyrics into the mic, or just cursing at the public. The…

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And So It Goes On

And So It Goes On

Coming back from Paris straight to work. Taking back the Byblos Festival rhythm.
We welcomed back Yanni and his crew this year. Awesome people to work with. Learned a lot from them this year as I did last year.
The concert was amazing as expected.

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Then Massive Attack dropped in. Wow. The concert was mind blowing, maybe a bit more on a personal note. The messages, music, involvement of the…

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Téta

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Téta, Tantoun,

Je n’ai pas pu te dire bye.
Te voir une derniere fois.
Te dire je t’aime une derniere fois.

Je vais etre rapide et te faire l’honneur d’annoncer a tout le monde que tu es le plus bel exemple qu’on ait pu avoir de ce que veux dire “la famille”.

Une mere exceptionnelle, une soeur d’amour, une femme unique et une grand mere … La meilleure grand mere.

J’ai recu mon education de mes…

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Step Out At The Cross

Step Out At The Cross

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Everything started off great with Byblos:
The opening night was smooth, we launched the festival with Lang Lang. The team seems to be synchronized. Everyone does their job, and even take initiative to help out on the obvious tasks.

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What’s amazing is watching and hearing 70 musicians tuning all at once: complete chaos right before they all play to one tune, one note… wow.

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On the…

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at Byblos International Festival

at Byblos International Festival

🎶 Lang lang opening 2014’s Byblos International Festival 🎹 (at Byblos International Festival)

🎶 Lang lang opening 2014’s Byblos International Festival 🎹 (at Byblos International Festival)

#beach #girl #batroun #sun #tan #sea #fish #eye

#beach #girl #batroun #sun #tan #sea #fish #eye

#petitprince #little #prince #guitar #case #moleskine #notebook

#petitprince #little #prince #guitar #case #moleskine #notebook

Summer Is Busy

Finished at the beginning of this summer the last batch of kids’ illustrations for Eduvation.
But to continue in the design line of work, I can finally reveal what I’ve been working on for a few months, with a team of young dedicated partners.

We have launched the first surprise with torment, stress, fights, but also fun, love and dedication… it’s finally out: RUBIK.

The work could be hard and…

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Loop The Summer

Last week I got a call from my old boss, JC, to work on Byblos Festival’s production again with the Buzz team. And of course, I can’t turn that down. The team is nice and the line up is amazing: Beirut, Massive Attack, Stromae, Lang Lang, Yanni (coming back this year – one of the coolest crews I worked with, so can’t wait to see them again), Epica, Marcel Khalifé, Mulatu Astatke, Ibrahim Maalouf…

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For The Kids

Being a freelancer means choosing the projects you work on, the hours you work on, the remuneration you work for and the style you work in.

Apart from the nightlife, nature and the NGO projects I’m doing, I am mostly an illustrator.
I’ve taken a new deal on: School books (and Ipad applications, let’s face it… it’s 2014).

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So, social studies, french and english stories and a whole lot for…

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We Will Soon Be Unwrapping…

We Will Soon Be Unwrapping…

Well, I got 10 DJs to volunteer for our 2nd year anniversary at B018: we’ll be starting off to tunes of RnB and commercial music (Serge, MAK, Ray and Rawad N), transitioning to beats of tech house and techno later into the night (Stamina, Technophile, Hampy & Mak and Ralph and Hicham)
The funds raised from this night will go directly into our summer project funding: we have something big coming…

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And Chris Hopped On

And Chris Hopped On

Cool news for this friday: Slow Train will be playing at LOFT 21.
Don’t miss them! They prepared a set of originals and awesome covers.

I got another artist to work with: Chris Thomas. Don’t really know how to describe to you his voice in words, so you can check it out for yourselves on here with a Ganja babe cover or on here with a mashup of No Diggity and Colt 45. He’s also got some originals…

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