LAAF (Liverpool Arab Arts Festival) will be teaming up with a new media partner Radio Beirut, which will be broadcasting several events from this year’s festival through their online radio platform www.radiobeirut.net.  Radio Beirut is the first Radio Café in the Middle East with the central vision to disseminate the rich culture the Arab region has to offer and to provide a platform to the eclectic underground music scene of Beirut and the Middle East.

Jihad Samhat, Founder of Radio BeirutRadio said: “Radio Beirut are very excited to be broadcasting several events from this year’s festival through our online radio platform; to share with our listeners in the region and beyond. We’ll also be holding a special concert happening in parallel with The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival which will be broadcast around the world, live from Radio Beirut; making a direct connection between Liverpool and Beirut

This comes as a welcome partnership in a year where the festival boasts an attractive line-up of musical events, including the much anticipated performance by female Arabian Flamenco jazz singer Farah Siraj. A variety of artists and bands will showcase their musical talents in two family events which open and close the festival; The Big Saturday and Family Day feature a big line-up of music and performances including DJ Pharaoh, Simona Abdallah, Attab Haddad, Karama and The Al Awadhel Band.

Boasting a huge range of events, from music and performance to exhibitions and film, the 9 day long festival will take place at various venues across the city including the Bluecoat, FACT, Unity Theatre, St George’s Hall and Sefton Park Palm House.

For further information please visit http://www.arabartsfestival.com/