In the surrounding darkness, the Baalbek Festival brings a glimmer of hope in the form of an initiative called #ShineOnLebanon that aims to highlight the new Lebanese music scene on a journey through the Roman temples of the Bekaa.
#ShineOnLebanon consists of a series of 10 performances (8 minutes each on average) at different Roman era archaeological sites. Lebanese artists and groups presenting different musical genres (classical, folklore, rock, pop, electro, hip-hop, oriental and jazz) were identified to showcase the creativity of the Lebanese music scene and offer rich and harmonious eclectic programming.
The scenes are set in the natural environment of ten partially Roman archaeological sites in Baalbek and further in the Bekaa, in previously untapped places. These sites are the Temple of Venus (Baalbek), the large monolithic stone of the Baalbek quarry, the Roman road or the civil church (Baalbek), the temples of Niha, Qasrnaba, Majidel Anjar and Ain Harsha. The archaeological trip was made possible thanks to the cooperation of the Directorate General of Antiquities.
This unique concert (approximately 80 minutes in length) will be broadcast for free on Friday 9 July 2021 at 8:45 PM (Beirut time) on Lebanese and Arabic TV channels, festival social media and other digital platforms.