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Where to find old music recordings in Beirut, Lebanon?

I'm in Beirut, looking for some specific old recordings (1910s through 1950s). Does anyone know of a record shop or other location to look for old vinyl (Baidaphon, Arabphon, Maloof, etc...)?
posted by onthegreyriver on Aug 5, 2013 - 3 answers

Guitar filter: What are the chords for this cover of Santa Fe by Beirut

This guy has the only worthwhile acoustic cover of Santa Fe by Beirut on Youtube. This tab sounds really wrong to me. The first two chords in the progression (F# and B) are good, then I'm like, whaaa? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Jun 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Is it safe to visit Beirut right now?

Is Beirut safe right now to visit? I heard about the Ashrafieh bombing recently -- is that known as a not-so-safe area, or are attacks really an "anytime, anywhere, no safe zones" sort of thing? Aside from bombings, if there's an angry mob are they likely to react particularly violently toward Americans, or would we just blend into the scenery?
posted by Televangelist on Nov 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Mashups or hiphop that sample Scenic World by Beirut?

Help me find this hip hop track that samples / references Beirut's "Scenic World" trumpet melody? [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Dec 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Coffeeshop in Beirut

What is the best independent coffee shop in East Beirut where I can read a book or work on a laptop? [more inside]
posted by Cwell on Nov 10, 2011 - 0 answers

Have you been to Beirut?

Should I go to Lebanon in April? What do I need to know if I go? I have a chance to attend a conference there, and need to decide quickly if I'm going, and if so, how long I want to spend there and if I want to go anywhere else in the area. [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer on Feb 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Life in Lebanon

A zillion questions about living in southern Lebanon! [more inside]
posted by lauranesson on Mar 31, 2009 - 4 answers

Going to Beirut

I'm considering a stop in Beirut for a few days in late April on my way back from Syria to the US. Any recommendations on things to see or places not to miss? On that note, things to be particularly careful about right now? Unfortunately my stay is limited to about 3 days.
posted by pranalaxmi on Mar 22, 2007 - 2 answers

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