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A project in progress, photographer Tanya Traboulsi’s series “Music is Life” captures the Lebanese underground scene in all its edginess and diversity. From rap to rock and electronic to experimental, Beirut’s exciting new breed of alternative musicians are captured on stage and in the studio.

On the cusp of gaining mainstream attention, many of these artists are already signed to major record labels. Names such as Lumi, RGB and Scrambled Eggs are permeating the international music scene. Traboulsi’s images give an intimate, up-front account of a scene on the make.
(Text: Matthew Mosley)


Recently published:
UNTITLED TRACKS: On Alternative Music in Beirut" is a book of photos and texts about Beirut's thriving musical alternative community.
Photographs by Tanya Traboulsi, texts by Ziad Nawfal, Ghalya Saadawi, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Walid Sadek, and others.

Available in stores:

- LEBANON: Librairie AntoinePapercupArt LoungeBeirut Art Center, Virgin Megastore, Al Bourj, Librairie Orientale and numerous discerning outlets

- FRANCE: Institut du Monde Arabe

- AUSTRIA: Substance RecordstoreTongues


- ONLINE: Antoine Online (worldwide)eka3 (Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt)