The Baalbek Festival in the east of Lebanon has over the last half of the century been interrupted by war and violence, but even amid ongoing economic turmoil in Lebanon, this year the show went on as usual.
Harout Fazlian conducts the Lebanse Philharmonic Orchestra while rehearsing at the Baalbek Roman ruins in eastern Lebanon on Saturday, July 4, 2020. (David Enders)
#SoundOfResilience #علّي_الموسيقى— Marina Chamma - مارينا شمّا (@eyeontheeast) July 5, 2020
Yes, this concert is surreal & many are comparing it to the sinking of the Titanic as the band continued to play. The comparison is in place. Maybe this Lebanon was only meant to last 100 years. But for 5 more min, I’m letting the music play. pic.twitter.com/IntMBIjREd
Beautiful picture by Rami Rizk - but as many mentioned: not a single power cut during that concert, while the rest of the Bekaa valley and all #Lebanon as a matter of fact suffers from a 15+ hours of power shortage.— Luna Safwan - لونا صفوان (@LunaSafwan) July 5, 2020
This country has its priorities set backwards. pic.twitter.com/A0nuyhRlpp