GRAND OPENING of Beiteddine Festival : IN THE STEPS OF MARCO POLO 2014
A Musical Journey on the Silk Road
A Beiteddine Festival production
Alain Weber, Artistic Director
Dr. Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, Musical Director
This musical journey 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 will share the stage; Rafik Ali Ahmad, Abir Nehmé, Charbel Rouhana, Lubnan Baalbaki, Mohammed Motamedi, Sima Dance Company, Indian Dance troupe Gair and Ensemble Venice.