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  • Sunday Dec 23 2012 from 09:30 pm until 12:30 am
  • Metro Al Madeena, Hamra
  • Music, Nightlife

Khyam Allami & Maryam Saleh singing Sheikh Imam

Maryam .. an independent Egyptian artist. Singing and acting since
the age of seven, Maryam worked with and cofounded a number
of independent bands, sang semsemeya songs and was one of
the most important singers of Sheikh Imam songs, after which she
founded BarakA band, which is a unique blend between the oriental
voice of Maryam, and Rock music.
Maryam grew artistically at the hands of her father, director and
playwright Saleh Saad and Sheikh Imam singer of the Egyptian
resistance, and began her career at the age of seven.
Maryam is now working on several new musical projects with
different musicians from Egypt as well as from the Middle East.

Khyam Allami:
It’s not often that you stumble on a musician at the start of his
career who’s biography is as intriguing as Khyam Allami’s. Since
taking up the ‘ūd (or Oud, Middle Eastern Lute) in 2004, he has
already generated a “palpable buzz” about him and “left a trail of
unforgettable live performances in his wake” according to the UK’s
fRoots Magazine who recently put him on their cover.
Whether at small independent venues, Birmingham’s alternative/
experimental Supersonic festival, WOMAD or the BBC Proms in
London’s Royal Albert Hall, Khyam is yet to falter in making his
audience revel in the lucid beauty of his music.Born in Damascus,
Syria to Iraqi parents in 1981, Khyam took up the violin at the tender
age of 8 when he played the role of a young violinist in the arthouse
film Al- Tahaleb directed by Rimon Butrus (1991). After his
family moved to London in 1990, he soon dropped the violin and
in 1996 began to play Drums and Bass Guitar. He co-founded the
independent rock groups Ursa and Art of Burning Water and slowly
garnered a reputation as one of London’s most passionate and
hard-hitting drummers.

eka3@Beirut is a Contemporary Arabic Music Festival that will take place between December 20 and 29 in Metro, Radio Beriut and Yukunkun bringing together established artists from Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon in one location – Beirut. VIDEO:

The Festival:


A total of 13 artists will form 6 shows, each distinct in genre and tone but unified by outstanding virtuosity and a passion for pushing boundaries in contemporary forms of Arabic music.

Ticket pass to ALL festival concerts: 75,000 LL
Supported by 961 Beer,, Agenda Culturel, Canon, Syco, TimeOutBeirut, and Al-Akhbar

Ticket: 25 000L.L. including one beer
9:30 p.m.

Metro Al Madina
Hamra, Saroulla Building(-2)
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