Lebanon holds audience-free concert to mark centenary of Greater Lebanon amid coronavirus pandemic

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BEIRUT, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The Baalbek International Festival's committee launched on Sunday night an audience-free concert in the temple of Bacchus to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Greater Lebanon.

The concert, named the Sound of Resilience, was broadcast on Lebanese and international TV channels as well as social media to be seen by all people across the world.

"We want to tell the whole world that Lebanon is keen on its cultural role despite the dire economic situation and COVID-19 outbreak in the country," Nayla de Freige, president of Baalbek International Festival, told Xinhua.

De Freige said this is the first concert broadcast live on television in the Arab region during the COVID-19 period.

Highlighting the significance of this artistic event, Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan said Baalbek is conveying a message that "the dark and gloomy picture we see today in our society is only a temporary phase that will end." Enditem

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