Opening Night Beirut Pride 2018
Live Concert | Alsarah & The Nubatones + Khansa

Saturday, May 12, 2018     Station Beirut     9 pm onwards

Brooklyn-based Alsarah & The Nubatones return to Station Beirut after their acclaimed concert in 2016 to open the 2nd edition of Beirut Pride alongside Lebanese performer Khansa/خنسا.

Under the leadership of Sudanese-born Alsarah, the band have built a rich musical repertoire of East-African Retro-Pop featuring an electro-charged oud, ancestral bass and incisive modern breaks that add new breath to millennial rhythms. Since 2011, the band has released two full-length albums, collaborated with the best electronics producers (incl Nickodemus, Débruit, The Spy From Cairo), performed on the world’s most prestigious stages and have been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk and PBS’ Beats of the Antonov documentary. Inspired by the golden age of 1970s East African pop and the vibrancy of multicultural New York, Alsarah and her sister Nahid share their common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds and borderless cultural heritage. Together, they bring their engaged social justice positions and powerful stage presence to electrify this first evening of Beirut Pride.

Khansa/خنسا is a Lebanese multidisciplinary performing artist based in Beirut whose performances have been recognised for their intense vocals, vibrant imagery, physical poetry and social themes that experiment with gender, intimacy and redefining masculinity.


Wave 1: April 28 – May 5 // $15
Wave 2: May 6 – 12 // $20
Walk-Ins: $25 + 1 Drink

The reservation form is now closed. Payment will be processed at the door at Station Beirut on the night. Price applied according to your date of registration. No online payment through this website or Beirut Pride.