A Musical Journey on the Silk Road at Beiteddine Festival 2013


Beiteddine Festival 2013 kicked off with an extravagant musical journey. A Beiteddine Festival production, the musical illustrates the trade route from China to Venice. The road bears the name of the most precious merchandise that transited: Silk. This historical trade route gave people the chance to exchange ideas, goods, and religious beliefs; countless artistic influences were transmitted. Lebanon was at the very heart of this journey.

More than 70 musicians, singers and dancers from Lebanon and the world shared the stage; with renowned actors and artists including Rafik Ali Ahmad, Abir Nehmé, Charbel Rouhana, Lubnan Baalbaki, Mohammed Motamedi, Sima Dance Company, Indian Dance troupe Gair and Ensemble Venice