The Beirut Berlin Express was a unique music initiative and a unique partnership with the Goethe-Institut Libanon, Jägermeister, Riverside Studios Berlin, and the Beirut-based promoters CU Nxt Sat. From May to July, 2016 self-produced Lebanese artists from all musical genres were asked to submit tracks to be considered for a contest in an effort to bring their music and live performances to a worldwide audience. Over 80 producers submitted and 11 artists were selected by a panel of judges. In October, this video announced the winner of the contest: Jad Taleb who is also part of the post-rock group the Flum Project. He got to spend an entire month in Berlin working up close and personal with SMASH TV at the esteemed Riverside Studios in Berlin making a solo EP.
Shot/Directed by Jackson Allers
Edited by Jean Nassif