Beirut

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Beirut is an American band which was originally the solo musical project of Santa Fe native Zach Condon, and later expanded into a band. Beirut’s music combines elements of indie-rock and world music. The band’s first performances were in New York, in May 2006, to support the release of their debut album, Gulag Orkestar.[1][2] Despite their name, Beirut had never performed in Lebanon until they appeared at the Byblos International Festival in August 2014.

Here is an explanation of band’s name by Condon: “One of the reasons I named the band after that city was the fact that it’s seen a lot of conflict. It’s not a political position. I worried about that from the beginning. But it was such a catchy name. I mean, if things go down that are truly horrible, I’ll change it. But not now. It’s still a good analogy for my music. I haven’t been to Beirut, but I imagine it as this chic urban city surrounded by the ancient Christian and Muslim worlds. The place where things collide.

July 26 2016

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Date: July 26, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: $35 - $40
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Venue

Algonquin Commons Theatre

1385 Woodroffe Ave
Ottawa,

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Phone:

(613) 727-4723 ext. 6442

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