* Michel Doneda & Lê Quan Ninh
* Rabih Beaini & Sofia Jernberg
* Fadi Tabbal & radiokvm
* Aya Metwalli
* Khyam Allami
* Marc Codsi
* Tarek Atoui Analog Ensemble
* Baskot Lelbaltageyya – بسكوت للبلطجية
* Mats Lindström
* Thomas Lehn & Tiziana Bertoncini
* Ziad Moukarzel & Tony Elieh
* Nur
* Shinigami San
* ZULI
* Michel Doneda & “A” Trio
* Nadah el Shazly
* Khodor Ellaik (Kid Fourteen) & Alex Zhang Hungtai (Dirty Beaches)
* Kinematik
* Scoro & D.Rusu

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For its XVIIth edition, Irtijal is proud to present (among other highlights) the results of an electronic music workshop that took place in Beirut in December 2016, in collaboration with music networking platform Simsara and renowned Swedish electronic studio EMS, in parallel to Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival. The workshop invited musicians from Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Tunisia to collaborate with talented Swedish producers and engineers Mats Lindström and Daniel Araya, in the creation of customized electronic instruments for use in subsequent live and studio performances. Irtijal’17 will present individual performances by these musicians, as well as a collective ensemble performance led by Lebanese electronic authority Tarek Atoui, in one of his rare appearances in Lebanon.

Faithful to its tradition, Irtijal will present several collaborations between visiting musicians and various local talents, including Festival founders Mazen Kerbaj, Sharif Sehnaoui and Raed Yassin, rock musicians Marc Codsi, Tony Elieh, Kid Fourteen and Fadi Tabbal, electronic producers radiokvm and Ziad Moukarzel, and rising Lebanese post-rock band Kinematik. We are also very excited to present several performances by leading talents from Egypt’s thriving electronic and experimental scene, including Aya Metwalli, Zuli, Nur, Nadah el Shazly and Anwar Dabbour.
//FULL IRTIJAL ’17 PROGRAM//

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 5

@ METRO AL MADINA, HAMRA – 8:30pm

Michel Doneda & Lê Quan Ninh (fr)
° Michel Doneda: soprano
° Lê Quan Ninh: percussion

Rabih Beaini & Sofia Jernberg (lb/sw)
° Sofia Jernberg: voice
° Rabih Beaini: voice, electronics

Fadi Tabbal & radiokvm (lb)
° Fadi Tabbal: electric guitar, electronics
° Sary Moussa: electronics

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THURSDAY APRIL 6

@ ONOMATOPOEIA THE MUSIC HUB, SIOUFI – 6:30pm

Aya Metwalli “Beitak” (eg)
° Aya Metwalli: voice, electronics

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@ ASHKAL ALWAN WORKSPACE, JISR EL-WATI – 8:30pm

Khyam Allami (iq)
° Khyam Allami: oud, electronics
Marc Codsi solo (lb)
° Marc Codsi: Analog & Modular Synths

Tarek Atoui Analog Ensemble (lb/sw/eg/de/tn)
° Tarek Atoui: electronics, conduction
° Marc Codsi: electronics
° Zied Meddeb Hamrouni: electronics
° Mazen Kerbaj: electronics
° Thomas Lehn: electronics
° Mats Lindström: electronics
° Nadah el Shazly: electronics
° Adham Zidan: electronics

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FRIDAY APRIL 7

@ DAWAWINE, GEMMAYZEH – 6.30pm

Baskot Lelbaltageyya – بسكوت للبلطجية (eg)
° Anwar Dabbour: synth, electronics

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@ YUKUNKUN, GEMMAYZEH – 8:30pm

Mats Lindström (sw)
° Mats Lindström: electronics
Thomas Lehn & Tiziana Bertoncini (de/it)
° Tiziana Bertoncini: violin
° Thomas Lehn: synthesizer

Ziad Moukarzel & Tony Elieh (lb)
° Ziad Moukarzel: synthesizer
° Tony Elieh: electric bass

Nur (eg)
° Nur: electronics

Shinigami San (tn)
° Zied Meddeb Hamrouni: electronics

ZULI (eg)
° Zuli: electronics

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SATURDAY APRIL 8

@ ONOMATOPOEIA THE MUSIC HUB, SIOUFI – 6:30pm

Michel Doneda & “A” Trio (fr/lb)
° Michel Doneda: soprano saxophone
° Mazen Kerbaj: trumpet
° Sharif Sehnaoui: acoustic guitar
° Raed Yassin: double-bass

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@ ASHKAL ALWAN WORKSPACE, JISR EL-WATI – 8:30pm

Nadah el Shazly (eg)
° Nadah el Shazly: voice, electronics

The Cripple – الأعرج (ca/lb)
° Khodor Ellaik: voice, guitar, electronics
° Alex Zhang Hungtai: voice, sax, electronics

Kinematik (lb)
° Mme Chandelier: electric guitar
° Rudy Ghafari: synthesizers
° Roy Khazen: electric bass
° Akram Hajj: drums
Live visuals by lookmaitmoves

Closing DJ sets by Scoro & D.Rusu (ro)

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The festival is brought to you in collaboration with Simsara Agency, Ruptured & Tunefork Studios and with kind support from AFAC (Arab Fund For Arts And Culture); Goethe Institute; Musikverkeet; Institut Français, BBIMF & Illy.

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TICKET PRICE
Daily ticket 25.000 LBP / Afternoon concerts are free of charge
FESTIVAL PASS 75.000 LBP

Tickets available through Ihjoz, and at the door
Festival Hotline: +9613910209