Friday, May 6, 2016

Lebanon's history via pop culture 51

Avo Hawarian, the one brother whose fame endured. Now in Sweden working on a church. But in the 80s, Beirut was all his. Posters and politicians and singers and concerts were all signed by recognizable traits. Burj Hammoud, his hometown, is full of beautiful murals which are all this. They were remixed as a tribute to his enduring legacy. In his words “the first man to give Feyrouz a nose job”.