Beirut Brings World Music to Tower Theatre

Photography by Amanda Silberling

If one thing is noticeable at first listen about Beirut, a musical project spearheaded by Zach Condon, it’s that the folk band draws influence from the entire planet. With hit songs spanning multiple continents like “Postcards from Italy,” “East Harlem,” and “Perth,” Beirut’s Eastern-inspired folk brings the music of the world onto center stage. To open the night, Ethiopian jazz group Hailu Mergia got the crowd in the mood for Beirut’s unique sound with their funky use of an electric accordion, among other instruments. Once Beirut took the stage at the Tower Theatre on Friday night, Condon began to seamlessly transition from song to song between a trumpet, a keyboard, and a ukulele. The Tower Theatre‘s large, elegant open space proved to be the perfect setting for Condon to shine – as his voice boomed throughout the room, it was hard not to feel connected to another place in another time.

See all the photos from the show below!

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1 Comment

  1. Bryana Natale

    November 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Super cool. Very interested it checking out this musical project. Pretty unique to be influenced by the ENTIRE PLANET.

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