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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

 

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

Help me drink good Arak

Arakfilter! I've happened across a little bottle of pricey Arak (El Rami, from Lebanon), welcome tips on its consumption. I've seen the suggestions about adding water followed by ice, though I wonder if it's the same with all grades, kinda like how one might not consume cheap and high-end tequila the same way. Thanks... and come by for a glass if you're in Dubai.
posted by ambient2 on Sep 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Assess this: how can I better judge whether or not to go?

I need to find a source for travel and security advisories for locations around the world. Our organisation is too small to employ a security advisor and I don't always trust the locals. What publicly available resources do you use to prepare for travel? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on May 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Where is this waterfall/cave combo located?

Does anyone know where this amazing waterfall is located? Tineye turned up 0 results.
posted by MexicanYenta on Sep 24, 2011 - 8 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

I'm looking for a website that can help me track/graph the movement of "defense forces" around the world.

I'm looking for a website that can help me track/graph the movement of "defense forces" around the world. [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Nov 6, 2009 - 2 answers

Help Me Become Well-Read About Lebanon

I'm interested in Lebanon, (relatively) modern Lebanese history, Lebanese literature, and the Lebanese diaspora. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Oct 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me go everywhere but Babylon

Middle East Travel Advice: I'm flying to Istanbul next Sunday, and then have about 3 weeks to travel overland between Istanbul and Cairo. Where should I go? What should I see? I need some advice, and first-person experience and anecdotes are especially welcome. [more inside]
posted by foodmapper on Jun 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Wilder, VT versus Lebanon/Hanover NH.

Wilder, VT versus Lebanon/Hanover NH. I recently got a job in Hanover, NH. I am looking for places to live and am trying to decide between living in the Lebanon/Hanover area or a cheaper place that I found in Wilder, VT. [more inside]
posted by icy on May 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Life in Lebanon

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

A couple of questions about a potential trip to Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel.

A couple of questions about a potential trip to Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. [more inside]
posted by einarorn on Apr 14, 2008 - 10 answers

Who is Brigitte Gabriel?

Brigitte Gabriel showed up in my inbox today. My links to the evangelical subculture have provided me with many icky moments but none more so than this. An acquaintance forwarded me (and 20 others) a cut and pasted article about a speech she made at Duke University almost two years ago outlining Muslim atrocities in Lebanon during the 70s and I'm curious about the woman. Obviously someone like this is a great spokesperson for those who think Islam is bent on world domination and the destruction of all infidels. And apparently she gets quite a few speaking engagements at universities as an "expert" on the Middle East. But who is she?

After a little googling, I see the same "speech" cut and pasted into dozens of conservative blogs. And her page on Wikipedia dates from just two weeks ago, with a bit of a revert war starting already. What's going on here?
posted by jmcnally on Aug 2, 2006 - 11 answers

What charities are working in the Lebanon and Palestine?

Which charities are currently doing humanitarian aid work in the Lebanon and Gaza, and which charities are most likely to be involved in the inevitable re-building program?
posted by handee on Jul 27, 2006 - 15 answers

Who will be sending help from the states?

Where does one go if they're interested in humanitarian work in war-torn countries. [more inside]
posted by killyb on Jul 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Where were those troops, anyway?

Where were the Israeli troops when they were abducted by Hezbollah? [more inside]
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great on Jul 17, 2006 - 4 answers

MENA blogs

I'm looking for great blogs about the Middle East and the Maghreb. I would like viewpoints from all over but am especially interested in Morocco and Lebanon. I would prefer intelligently written/academic material about the region.
posted by trey on Jul 7, 2006 - 8 answers

Lebanese music, 1958

What music was popular in Lebanon in 1958? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Jun 9, 2006 - 11 answers

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