Ninar Blog would like to introduce this week a very special blog in the Lebanese Blogosphere, it’s “Pirate Beirut“; the best online source for Underground and independent Lebanese Music.
What i like about these guys is, well, that they are pirates! And second because they obviously love real music; they founded a place where you can download it for free, real music, real lyrics, real people, not just the dull rhythm with big dancing boobs that most of us in the arab world are used to!
Their pirate web is also an excellent contribution to promote the Lebanese Bands that don’t take the credit they deserve on the musical scene. Actually the alternative music scene in Lebanon have some very advanced Bands that present a content worthy of international prominence, but because the lack of money and sponsors the majority of these bands disband after a couple of albums.
Pirate Beirut speaks about this exact issue in their description:
The music industry is overflowed with low-quality music, especially in Lebanon where “eminent” artists are determined by how much flesh they show in their music videos; This scarcity imposed by the monopolists (those with the fat bank accounts) is leaving a lot of artists with actual talent starving in the dark. We’re here to give you a choice that the Lebanese music industry has taken away from you. We’re here to bring down the monopoly once and for all.
The Music types range from different kinds of rock to Jazz to hip hop to blues and folk music.. etc, mainly in English, Arabic, Armenian and sometimes French Languages.
Pirate Beirut is updated every Monday with New Music. Enjoy!