37th Paléo Festival 2012 'World Village' Showcases Middle Eastern Musicians incl Mashrou' Leila, Natacha Atlas, Omar Souleyman, Trio Joubran, DAM, More...

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The 37th Paléo Festival Nyon in Switzerland took place this month from the 17-22 July 2012 and inclkuded a wide array of performers from all over the globe. With six days and nights of festivities, 230,000 spectators, over 210 concerts and shows taking place on six stages, and a total of 200 stalls on site, Paléo Festival Nyon is the biggest open-air festival in Switzerland and one of Europe’s major musical events.

The 'Village du Monde' [World Village] Category this year showcased an array of amazing musicians from the Middle East including Trio Joubran, Mashrou' Leila, Broukar, Omar Souleyman, The Alaev Family, Baba Zula, Ibrahim Maalouf, DAM, Niyaz, Avishai Cohen, Balkan Beat Box, Yemen Blues, Egyptian Project, Jack is Dead and His Iranian Orchestra.

Here is a detailed schedule of this year's 'Village du Monde' performances. Note that all of these were sold out! For full schedule see http://yeah.paleo.ch/en/village-du-monde

Tuesday 17 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 16:30
Omar Souleyman
The Alaev Family
Baba Zula
sold out


Wednesday 18 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 16:30
Natacha Atlas
The Alaev Family
Broukar
sold out

Thursday 19 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 16:30
Trio Joubran
Mashrou' Leila
Broukar
sold out


Friday 20 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 16:30
Ibrahim Maalouf
DAM
Niyaz
sold out

Saturday 21 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 15:30
Avishai Cohen
Balkan Beat Box
Yemen Blues
sold out
Sunday 22 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 15:30
Balkan Beat Box
Egyptian Project
Jack is Dead & son Orchestre Iranien
sold out

On the menu of the gourmet festivities, Turkish peynirli pide, delicious Lebanese mezze, Syrian mjetdara, pistachio, rose and saffron ice cream from Iran, pastries and many other dishes waiting to be discovered! Spectators were also treated to Yemeni coffee, Lebanese red wine, white wine form Israel and beer form Palestine. All this was offered with the utmost respect for Muslim spectators who started their fast for Ramadan on Friday.


 

Many of the performances from this year's Middle Eastern performances have been recorded and released on this CD (picture above) which may be purchased at THIS LINK.

The next few entries in my blog will feature concert footage from each of the bands/musicians mentioned above. For more info about teh Festival (in English) see http://yeah.paleo.ch/en and to view all the videos from this year's festival see http://www.dailymotion.com/paleo#video=xsbk2b

Here are some pictures from some of the performers at this year's festival. All photos below coustresy of Paléo. For a complete list of images, see http://yeah.paleo.ch/en/media-library/225

Natacha Atlas in concert

Yemen Blues in concert

Mashrou' Leila in concert

Ibrahim Maalouf in concert


Omar Souleyman in concert

Trio Joubran in concert


For more info see http://yeah.paleo.ch/en

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this! I visited your blog just to save a picture of Ibrahim Maalouf, and I ended up discovering so many great artists and amazing music! Jack is Dead & son Orchestre Iranien sound so so good!

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