Abdulhadi wants to give back to Beirut and is partnering with Nusaned, a humanitarian and volunteer-run NGO based in Beirut for that purpose, with all the proceeds pledged to the Adopt A Family program.
The first event will take place on Saturday, March 12th, at London’s Phonox, where a number of great Lebanese DJs will also perform, such as Jad Taleb, Sam Karam, and Tryanglema.
The fundraiser event series will then head to other European cities, including Berlin and Paris, in the following months.
“The region is still destroyed in the aftermath of the 2020 explosion. The first event is at Phonox, London, and will continue with curated fundraisers in Berlin, Paris, and other destinations,” Abdulhadi captioned her post.
She continues, explaining: “I’ve selected Nusaned to channel all financial proceeds made from the events as I trust the funds will reach those in need. Beirut is my second home, it’s the place where I found myself in music and found my freedom. It’s the least I can do to help highlight the situation.”
The situation in Lebanon is indeed dramatic due to severe hyperinflation, the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion that persists, the compiling crises of basic amenities, including medications, and the prevailing negligence of the ruling elite and their resistance to reforms.
And yet, Beirut refuses to die despite it all, and despite its broken heart and devastation, persevering to maintain its reputation as one of the main regional club hubs, with striving DJs and musicians still playing music… to keep Beirut alive.