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Bachar Mar-Khalifé

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“Kyrie Eleison” is the brand new track and unusual musical prayer from Bachar Mar-Khalifé. He construes a significant prayer of the liturgy and implores God the Father for a truce on all religious controversies.


Check the Lyrics in French, English and Arabic in the body etx of the soundcloud

Bachar’s version follows in a long tradition of secular artists that have been inspired by “Kyrie”, including David Axelrod, Sinead O’Connor, Juno Reactor, not to mention of course the Classical music composers like Bach, Beethoven and Mozart… 

The track is taken from his forthcoming album Ya Balad (translates as “Oh Country”) and is set for release on InFiné October 2nd 2015. This new album is a projection of Bachar’s childhood memories and the paths of exile, mainly sung in Arabic as an open letter to Lebanon, his native country.

Cover Ya Balad from Bachar Mar Khalifé

The album cover features photography from Lee Jeffries, renown for his portrait series of homeless people in Los Angeles, which later formed the book Lost Angels. "His images also refer to the sacred. In the representation of the passion, joyful suffering."


18/07/15 CHARNAC @ Festival les détours du Monde (France)

24/07/15 AGADIR @ Festival Timitar (Morocco)

26/07/15 BOECHOUT @ Festival Sfinx (Belgium)

28/07/15 LA TRANCHE SUR MER @ Maison Forestière (France)

07/11/15 BUXELLES @ Théâtre Molière (Belgium) 

12/11/15 SAINTES @ Gallia Théâtre (France) 

19/11/15 LONDON @ EFG - London Jazz Festival (UK)

20/11/15 MARSEILLE @ Théâtre le Merlan (France)

26/11/15 PARIS @ Le Trabendo (France) 

11/12/15 BREST @ Festival No border (France)

17/12/15 GENT @ De centrale (Belgium)

18/12/15 NOISIEL @ la Ferme du buisson (France)

Check Updated schedule  >> Bachar Mar Khalifé Page 



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