Day 14 – Concet with AMEL

Today a concert was given to Children from the AMEL organization. The program was conducted in a school, for the president of AMEL works as a Headmaster in this school. We had about more than 200 Spectators for the Music, Meditation and Dance Program, with all the neighbors watching from there Balconies. The Headmaster liked …

Day 13, Concert at the YMCA!

Probably the most amazing concert so far. When we arrived, a good time earlier than we expected, we where greeted by the locals, humans and animals alike. The YMCA camp in Lebanon is great, the view is breathtaking, during day as by night. At our arrival we where greeted by the camp Manager. She immediately …

Another day of extraordinary events, waking up at 4am surprisingly worked really well so we could leave on time after a relaxed rehearsal . After a 3 hour bus ride from Beirut to the north east we arrived at the Palestine Refugee Camp in Baalbek. After the usual coordination delay (our driver calling the local …

Day 10 – Center Program

Today we spent the morning at the beach taking the time to fully regenerate from the previous program. In the evening, we went to the Sahaj center in Beirut and held a program with about 15 other people. It was a really great event, and we got to share many of the songs that we …

We woke up bright and early at 6am to prepare for our first concert at one of the biggest refugee camps in Lebanon. We were greeted with a friendly group of youth from the cultural center in the camp where we were to perform. To get to the center, we had to walk through the …

Today we went sightseeing at two very famous locations called Deir al Qamar and Beiteddine. They were incredible representations of Lebanese history and culture. We spent a few hours marveling at the structure and design of Beiteddine. On the 8th we had our follow-up program at American University of Beirut. We had 20 people attend, …

Day 6 – 1st Program Rocked

Our first program was a total success!! We woke up bright and early today to prepare for our much anticipated concert at the American University of Beirut, the largest university in the Middle East.  We were situated in a beautiful theater that had been organized for us by the communications office.  We arrived at 2 …

Day 4 & 5 – Rehearsals

  After some great trips around Lebanon, we decided to spend the next couple days in intense rehearsal mode.  We are about 13 musicians, with more to come, who all have a variety of talents that range from classical western music to traditional indian dance.  We practiced about 10 hours interspersed with some well thought-out …

Days 2 & 3 – Sightseeing

In the past couple days we spent our time taking trips around Lebanon to see some of the famous sites and cultural history.  First we went to see the Jeita Grotto, the most spectacular and well known underground caves, which is also one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.  It was the most …

Day 1 – We’re Here

Hello Everybody!! After a year’s worth of planning we are finally here!  We are staying in the beautiful College Mont la Salle just 30 minutes outside of Beirut.  We have a great rehearsal space and an amazing view of the sea and downtown Beirut.  Today we just took it easy and hung out and waited …

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