Hamra Streets Festival – Maraya 2010, from September 10 to 12, 2009 is under the patronage of HE Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Hamra Street will be closed to cars from Friday afternoon till Sunday at Midnight.
It is a convivial and cultural festival, its aim is to exhibit the cultural and artistic diversity of Lebanon in general and Hamra Street in particular.
The festival has encompassed a vast number of activities and events that target all age groups.
Participation in the festival is flexible, and we have greatly encouraged amateur musicians , Artists and Free-lancers in all fields of the Arts..
A wide variety of professional musicians will be performing after 8:30 p.m. each night while Amateurs will reign the stages during the day.
By special demand Makdissi and Jeanne d’Arc Streets Shops and restaurants owners are participating in the event by setting up booths for their goods since we could not close these streets.
September 10 (from 5 PM till 7,45 PM)
Inauguration & Carnival Parade including Carnival Float (Char de Carnaval), Dancing Groups, Zaffee loubnaniyya, Harley Davidson Owners HOG, The Beirut Orchestra, University Clubs Parade, Firemen, Croix Rouge Libanaise, Fuel Tankers with donkeys, Vegetable Chariots, Street Artists (Fire eater, stilt walker, etc…), Vintage Car etc…
Bring your families and join.
There will be fireworks after the parade!
Main Activities on September 11 and 12: (from10 AM till midnight)
Promotional offers from Hamra Streets Shops, Restaurants, Bars and Coffee Shops.
Biggest concert in Lebanon on three stages; around 40 local professional groups were announced from Rock, Blues, RAP, Electro, Jazz, Fusion, Oriental, all style are represented showing variety of a true Lebanese Bands!
Arts and Crafts Stands: Artists and Amateurs will get a chance to show their works such as jewelry, accessories, t-shirt print-mugs, artisans at work etc… with the participation of the Lebanese Handicraft Group.
NGO and Awareness Stands: Will be present such as Arc-en-ciel, Lebanese School For The Blind and Deaf, Ahlieh School, Nahawa al Mouwatiniyeh and others.
Photography and Paintings Exhibitions in all the streets with the participation in photography of Laki Hamra’I/Spread Minds and Mazen Jannoun as well as our contestants.
Painters will have opportunity to exhibit their paintings all around Hamra Street.
Active Media Areas with retrospective, exhibitions and talk shows.
Kids Corners with Hoops and Riyade ……creating fun activities and games for our young ones
Food Market Area where you can find home made products.
A VIP Area offered by Fransabank will accommodate visitors who want to rest in a joyful ambiance.
Street Animations: Acrobatic, juggling, magic, stilts, fire crushing, musicians, scout bands, etc…
Short Films Screenings in zawareebs of Hamra: Short Movies, mainly produced by students of LAU, IESAV and other universities to be confirmed. A contest is being set up for best short documentary
Theater and Plays: Performed and produced by LAU students.
Ragheb Alami, will be launching and signing his new CD 1 expected at Starbucks on Saturday 11 evening.
Cirque du Liban Area with 1,000 chairs, DJ Area on Sunday. Tickets at 6,000LP.Cirque du Liban is the first
Circus entertainment company created in Lebanon that offers a large variety of shows, parades and all kind of entertainment for adults and kids. 25 multi-talented performers really are at the top of their game and ready to add a personal touch to the show. Acrobatic, juggling, magic, stilts, fire crushing, hip hop, break-dance, classical ballet, walking wire etc…
Electronic Renaissance Night: The evolution of electronic music theme
Sunday Sept 12, fireworks @ 8 PM.
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