REBUILD BEIRUT | Beirut Calling
This is an in-person event
Fri, 04 September 2020
03:00PM - 06:00PM (EDT)
Beirut Calling is the first concert in our four part series for the Rebuild Beirut Benefit. Beginning on the one month mark of the terrible blast that rocked Beirut August 4th, and continuing for 4 weeks that will spotlight and showcase Lebanese, Arab, and Arab & MENA diaspora artists mixed with popular artists from around the world. The event will be a telethon style fundraiser featuring rotating hosts giving important context and background, making appeals for giving, and introducing the artists. The goals of the event are to raise funds for organizations and initiatives doing immediate as well as longer term work to help Beirut and Lebanon rebuild and recover (particularly for marginalized groups like the LGBTQ community, migrant workers, and refugees living in Lebanon), to make the benefit a space for sharing info and connecting with resources on the ground, and to help create a community that lives beyond the events for artists, musicians, and creators in Beirut to collaborate.
We have an amazing line-up of artists, passionate about sharing their work to support the city they love.
- Bedouin Burger w/Lynn Adib & Zeid Hamdan
- J Solomon
- Jowan Safadi
- Tanjaret Daghet
- Sami Basbous
- With hosts Jad Abumrad (Radiolab), Dana Ballout & Tamara Rasamny (Kerning Cultures podcas), and Lebanese-American filmmaker Jude Chehab
Funds raised from the benefit will be distributed between larger relief organizations in Lebanon, small to medium sized NGOs in Lebanon, and hyper local and direct giving initiatives, with a 20 - 40 - 40 split between these groups. Part of our mission in funding raising is to gather funds for organizations and groups that might fall through the cracks in other relief efforts in Lebanon such as the LGBTQ community, migrant workers, and individual businesses. The larger Lebanese relief organizations will be the Lebanese Red Cross and Lebanese Food Bank, small and medium sized NGOs will be FoodBlessed, Baytna Baytak, Basmeh & Zeitooneh, and the Anit-Racism Movement/Migrant Community Center and direct giving initiatives will be the Emergency Fund for Migrant Domestic Workers and the Queer Relief Fund in Beirut (links to all these organizations and initiatives can be found on the "Giving" page of the website).
To find out more, find places to give, ways to volunteer, or connect with resources please visit our website www.rebuildbeirutbenefit.com