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BEIRUT DWELLER ENCOUNTERS OF A YOUNG GERMAN AJNABE

radually, an image of Lebanon developed in my mind. It somehow kept on building up within me, while I was living and studying in Berlin, Germany. For example, I accidentally discovered Fairouz’ while searching for an entirely different song. Without knowing Arabic, I instantly fell for her sound. At around the same time, I attended a movie premiere in my HOME country. During the after-party, iconic underground musician, Yasmine Hamdan, sang “Beirut.” At the time, I did not understand the lyrics, but felt that she was yearning for a place — a place — there is no hope.

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