Undoubtedly 2020 was a tough year. We faced a global pandemic, political and economic upheaval, as well as natural and man-made disasters. We hope that during these historic times you have periodically experienced moments of goodness and upliftment. In this episode, Leen and Naim recap some of the events that marked this year. As 2020 … Continue reading Episode 58 – Happy New Year!
A powerful explosion at the Beirut Port ravaged the Lebanese capital on August 4, 2020. The massive blast devastated hundreds of lives and left more than 300,000 people displaced or homeless. Fortunately, the Language Wave team are safe and well. In this episode, Mariam tells us more about the explosion, her personal experience with it, … Continue reading Episode 38 – The Beirut Port explosion
Traditional village weddings in Lebanon are a multiday affair with diverse cultural traditions that vary by region. In the mountains and valleys beyond the big coastal cities, weddings are often as much about two families coming together as they are about two individuals coming together. Although aspects of modern wedding customs common in Lebanon’s large … Continue reading Episode 24 – Traditional village weddings
Lebanon has a small but vibrant poetry scene. In Beirut and other cities you can find poetry reading nights, open mic events, and local poetry magazines and journals. Poetry has a long history in the country and a new generation of poets are keeping those traditions alive while renewing them at the same time. Siba … Continue reading Episode 6 – Modern poetry scene
Lebanon hosts several major music festivals each year in different cities and parts of the country. Three of the most popular festivals are the Byblos International Festival, Baalbek International Festival, and Beiteddine Festival. Many of the most famous singers and bands in the world have performed at these festivals. Each festival takes place in impressive … Continue reading Episode 5 – Three popular music festivals